It was a small town in north-east France which encapsulated the times in which we live. As a result of the unusual dryness that has hit France over recent weeks, the inhabitants of Gérardmer were left without drinkable tap water. While efforts were made to resolve the issue by taking supplies from neighbouring Lake Gérardmer, the residents of this resort town and four nearby villages were told late in July that for 48 hours they should not drink their water without boiling it first.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.