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Nino Orto


Nino Orto is a freelance journalist who specialises in the analysis of Iraq, Syria and wars in the Middle East. He is the editor-in-chief of Osservatorio Mashrek which provides insight and analysis on the Middle East

Follow him on Twitter: @OsservatMashrek

Inequality is directly related to incidents of human trafficking; 2020, the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, gave criminal organisations the smokescreen they needed to force human trafficking further underground and away from the eye of authorities.

14 February, 2023

At the click of a button, the realities of life under Israeli occupation can be shared instantly with the world. Despite living under surveillance, Palestinian youth have utilised this medium to mobilise new forms of transnational activism.

08 December, 2022

Despite threats from advancing Russian forces, many children with cancer have had to remain in hospital to receive treatment. But as more arrive in the safe haven of Lviv, hospitals are now overwhelmed, with the need to evacuate patients critical.

14 March, 2022

As Russia's indiscriminate bombing of Ukrainian territory causes havoc across the country, the Ukrainian city of Lviv has become a shelter for many fleeing the perils of war. Yet, as the Russian invasion creeps closer, citizens prepare for the worst.

10 March, 2022

Thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the invading Russian army have been welcomed in Poland. Nino Orto speaks to some of the displaced about the 'quick turn their lives have taken' from being residents to refugees, as well as with those helping them.

08 March, 2022

Having fled Afghanistan after the return of the Taliban in August, Afghan refugees have struggled to adjust to their new home in the US. Gripped by feelings of betrayal and sadness, they enter a country that still views migrants with distrust.

01 March, 2022

Stuck in a malicious geo-political spider's web, thousands of migrants in Libya face indescribable conditions, with little hope for the future. The New Arab speaks with those on the ground to help expose their stories.

12 November, 2021

Sadistically used by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko as pawns in his spat with the EU, refugees have faced unbearable conditions at the Poland-Border crossing. With humanitarian aid failing to reach them, their only lifeline is in doubt.

26 October, 2021

Many prominent Iraqi women activists have refused to participate in the entire political process due to threats and fears of being killed or kidnapped, leaving females at the edge of political life as well as the decision-making process.

08 October, 2021

Afghan refugees bound for the United States have found temporary respite at a joint US-Italy naval base, NAS Sigonella where they told The New Arab about their perilous journey leaving Kabul, and their expectations upon arriving in the United States.

17 September, 2021