The fair trade movement has called on the COP24 climate change conference to take action. Climate justice requires fair trade which also affects small-scale farmers.
In the face of an ongoing funding problems, the Mbagathi Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya, which caters for children from the most underprivileged backgrounds, is seeking more stable and innovative forms of sponsorship.
END-OF-YEAR REVIEW 2017 | NNA seeks to report on those things which bear the seeds of the future within them. We want thus to show that for all the negative events currently happening in the world there are also grounds for hope.
Thousands of refugees continued to drown in the Mediterranean in 2017, prompting the UNHCR to call for safe pathways. The refugee agency has also urgently asked for donations to help refugees families survive the winter.
The aid organisation Sea Watch with 40 other organisations has demanded the closure of the refugee camps on Lesbos before winter sets in. Otherwise more people will die, for which the EU should be held accountable.
Kings Langley Rudolf Steiner School in England is fighting closure by the authorities following serious failings in school practice and governance. A new leadership has set the school on a process of radical reform.