Eleanor Chapman


About Eleanor Chapman

Cambridge French and Italian undergraduate; currently working with an NGO in Italy as part of year abroad.


UN Welcomes Central African Republic’s Steps Towards Accountability

On April 4th 2017, the United Nations Security Council welcomed the efforts of the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, to restore peace and security to the crisis-torn country, also stressing the need for the “swift operationalization” of his plans. In its Presidential Statement, the Security Council […]


Starving Civilians Must Not Be Punished For Attacks On Aid Workers In A South Sudan “On The Brink Of An All-Out Ethnic Civil War”

Six aid workers were killed by unknown attackers on Saturday 25 March 2017 in South Sudan, as famine intensifies three years of brutal civil war and fears of ethnic genocide increase. At least 79 aid workers have been killed in the country since the conflict began in December 2013. Aid […]


Geopolitics Returns To The Balkans: EU Instability And Russian Involvement Threaten The Region’s Fragile Peace

While the European Union has been hit by one existential crisis after another – from Brexit to Greek debt to the refugee crisis to the rise of far-right to Eurosceptic xenophobic political parties – nationalist and inter-ethnic tensions have been steadily rumbling in the western Balkans. More than twenty years […]


The Weaponization Of Healthcare In Syria

A report for the Lancet Commission on Syria, published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, to mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, condemns pro-government forces’ targeted attacks on health facilities and workers. In the ‘weaponization’ of healthcare in Syria, “healthcare facilities are attacked, workers are targeted, medical neutrality is […]


Protesting Greek Farmers And Grexit Rumblings Ominous Omens For The Future Of The European Union

Around 1,300 stockbreeders and farmers arrived in the Greek capital Athens on overnight ferries from Crete in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday 8th March 2017 to demonstrate against the government’s latest austerity measures. The protests turned violent, with farmers’ shepherds crooks clashing with riot police teargas, when […]


Bangaldesh Girls’ Rights Threatened By Child Marriage Legislation

On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Bangladesh parliament approved a law that will allow girls under the age of 18 to marry under “special circumstances” if parents or guardians deem it in their “best interests.” Children’s rights charities and organizations fear that the law is open to abuse since it sets […]


Asylum Is Not Gender Neutral: The Intersectionality Of The Refugee Crisis

Globally today we are witnessing an “inexorable intensification of violence” in the world’s armed conflicts, which has resulted in the most serious refugee crisis since the Second World War. UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021 states that by the end of 2015, over 65 million people worldwide were displaced from their homes […]


Enter The Nexus Of The Syrian Conflict

Donald Trump’s planned ‘Travel Ban’ provoked outrage across the world and set an ominous tone for those hoping that US Foreign Policy might prioritize a humanitarian solution to the lethal conflict in Syria, now in its sixth bloody year. In 2002, James Fearon of Stanford University put the average length […]