Holly Young, The Guardian

Holly Young

The Guardian

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Past articles by Holly:

‘Like a giant sewage plant’: how Germany’s ‘pig belt’ got too big

It’s going to take a long time to repair the damage of an oversized pig industry and its waste, say officials in the northwest state of Lower Saxony → Read More

‘We have to fight for these conditions’: why Danish meat plant workers are Europe’s best paid

Denmark has secured decent pay and conditions within the sector. Will other EU countries finally follow suit? → Read More

Low pay, long hours, broken dreams: working at Europe’s biggest meat exporter

Temporary staff at meat plants in the Netherlands share none of the success of the booming industry as agencies withhold pay and threaten eviction → Read More

The invisible migrant workers propping up Ireland’s €4bn meat industry

There has been a chronic mistreatment of workers in the country’s meat industry, according to unions → Read More

Revealed: exploitation of meat plant workers rife across UK and Europe

Thousands of outsourced workers on inferior pay and conditions to fulfil demand for cheap meat, Guardian investigation shows → Read More

‘The whole system is rotten’: life inside Europe’s meat industry

Unions are calling for a Europe-wide ban on the use of subcontracted workers, kept on lower pay and conditions → Read More

'I feel worthless': workers tell of gruelling life in Dutch meat plants

The Netherlands is a food powerhouse but its dark underbelly has been exposed by Covid-19, say unions → Read More

Campaigners welcome 'historic' EU inquiry into live animal transport

Report will look at suspected lack of welfare regulation enforcement, as growth in exports sees livestock journeys increase → Read More

‘Exploitative conditions’: Germany to reform meat industry after spate of Covid-19 cases

Ban on use of subcontractors and fines of €30,000 for slaughterhouses breaching new labour regulations a ‘historic moment’, say campaigners → Read More

Slaughter on site and no supermarkets: how Germany's mobile butcher is keeping meat local

With ever larger meat plants in the spotlight over coronavirus clusters, one butcher has profited by going in the opposite direction → Read More

'These cities value freedom and democracy’: the Syrian families searching Europe for justice

In a red London bus covered with images of ‘disappeared’ and detained Syrians, Families for Freedom has reached Berlin – a city whose traumatic past has parallels with Syria’s present → Read More

Could Berlin's Tegel airport be reborn as a nightclub?

Tegel airport is being eyed up as a new venue – but plans are meeting with ambivalence as clubbers see their subculture becoming more mainstream → Read More

'Public transport is cool': new Adidas trainers double as Berlin transit passes

Hundreds queued for today’s release – and with the €180 shoes doubling as €700+ transport tickets, it wasn’t just the usual sneakerheads → Read More

Hardening European policies keep refugee children apart from their families

Refugee families often send their eldest children on ahead to Europe, but reunification is getting harder → Read More

Hardening European policies keep refugee children apart from their families

Refugee families often send their eldest children on ahead to Europe, but reunification is getting harder → Read More

The future delivery of emergency aid

The World Humanitarian Summit, held in Istanbul in May, was an opportunity to tackle the challenges facing the international community – but does its Grand Bargain deliver? → Read More

Disability in conflict zones: 'I told my wife to take the children and run'

Being caught in a humanitarian crisis with a disability can lead to abandonment and neglect. How can we make humanitarian response more inclusive? → Read More

Fallujah siege: 'Families are surviving on dried dates and river water'

After two years of occupation by armed military groups, Iraqi forces have launched a major push to retake the city of Fallujah. Becky Bakr Abdulla from the Norwegian Refugee Council tells of the families caught up in the conflict → Read More

Live Q&A: What impact will the Istanbul summit have on humanitarian response?

Join an expert panel on Thursday 19 May, 1-3pm to discuss the opportunities for change at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit → Read More

Israel: 'Some NGOs are seen as the enemy from the inside'

With a transparency bill proposed in the Knesset that some argue targets human rights organisations, NGOs speak out about challenges to their work → Read More