Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

UNICEF Highlights Boko Haram’s Growing Use Of Child Suicide Bombers

A recent report by UNICEF has highlighted the growing use of children as suicide bombers by the terrorist group Boko Haram in West Africa. The increased attacks developed in the wake of a military offensive conducted by the Multinational Joint Task Force, composed of troops from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and […]

Widespread Food Insecurity In Yemen

Instability within a country can damage local populations in a myriad of ways. Systems like government service provision or food distribution which function normally in peacetime are disrupted and with these interruptions come dire consequences. This is exactly true in regards to the conflict in Yemen. The conflict in Yemen […]

Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Girls And Women As A Weapon Of War In Armed Conflict

The use of sexual violence against women has been an abiding feature of historical conflicts around the world. Systematic sexual violence is often seen as an inevitable consequence of war and is usually used by military forces as a way of demoralizing the enemy, with women being collateral damage in […]

West African Migrants Experience Cases Of Modern-Day Slavery In Libya

The International Organization for Migration¬†(IOM) has recently warned about the increasing phenomenon of human trafficking in Libya. The more worrying aspect of this cruel trade is that it has acquired an air of normalcy and has materialized into slave markets where people are bought and sold in public. The victims […]