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Worldwide movement of solidarity for Ukraine
Initiatives of solidarity for Ukrainians, forced to flee their war-ravaged country, are growing worldwide. In Britain, over 100,000 citizens signed up to the platform, Homes for Ukraine, offering shelter to Ukrainian families for several months. Unfortunately, the administrative process is laborious, and many Ukrainians are complaining of long delays and a lack of visibility concerning their demands. In our feature article, four people hoping to offer accommodation talk about why they made this choice, and what concerns they have, as well as how they will manage the arrangements. The culinary sector has also mobilised support. The initiative Cook For Ukraine, set up in London by the Ukrainian chef, Olia Hercules and Russian chef, Alissa Timoshkina, encourages cooking professionals and fans to raise funds by preparing and sharing Ukrainian dishes. In the United States, Californian chefs are making dishes in the colours of the Ukrainian flag to send funds to NGO’s, such as the World Central Kitchen. In our section, Société, we take a look at a very difficult part of history, the witch-hunts in Scotland. On International Women’s Day, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made an official apology concerning the victims, most of whom were women, executed for witchcraft between the 16th and 18th centuries. This is a first in the history of Scotland. Many groups have asked for those executed to be officially pardoned and for a national monument to honour their memory. Finally, in our section, Découverte, you will find an article on researchers analysing the sounds of pigs to identify their emotions. This should make it easier to ensure their well-being in the future. Happy Reading!