Emily Sunderland


About Emily Sunderland

Emily has graduated with a Masters in International Studies from the University of Queensland. She is passionate about resource shortages and abolishing nuclear weapons.


Cameroon Anglophone Violence Forces 40,000 Refugees To Flee

Nigerian officials have reported that more than 40,000 refugees from the Anglophone Southern Cameroons region have poured over the border to escape the violent atrocities and crackdown by the Cameroonian forces after separatists declared an independent state named “The Federal Republic of Ambazonia.” President Paul Biya fiercely opposes session and […]


Syrian Refugees Shot And Beaten At The Turkish Border

Syrian refugees escaping from the intensifying violence in the north-west region of Syria are facing indiscriminate shots and beatings at the Turkish border. Refugees who succeeded in crossing the border via smuggling routes into Turkey told of Turkish border guards shooting at them, with others reporting of asylums seekers being […]


Opposition Member Hesham Genena Injured During Kidnap Attempt

Hesham Genena, a former anti-corruption watchdog chief and a leading member of an opposition campaign against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, was seriously injured during a suspected kidnapping attempt on Saturday, 27 January 2018. Genena was heading to court to protest his sacking as Egypt’s top corruption official when four men […]


Vulnerable South Sudanese Children At “Risk of Imminent Death”

Henrietta H Fore, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) warned that more than 250,000 children in war-torn South Sudan are “at risk of imminent death” from severe malnutrition. “We are very worried that a quarter of a million children are going to be facing death this […]


Assad’s Idlib Assault Could Trigger A Refugee “Catastrophe”

A top Turkish official has sounded the alarm over Bashar al-Assad’s latest military campaign on the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, arguing that it could ignite a “new wave of migration.” Reinforced by immense Russian air power, Syrian troops have quickly advanced on the province since late 2017, triggering a […]


Ethiopia’s Scar: Addis Ababa To Free Political Prisoners And Close Prison

The unexpected announcement on 3 January 2018 by Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to release political prisoners and close the notorious the Maekelawi detention centre represents an important step in ending Ethiopia’s history of human rights abuses and political oppression. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn called the release of political prisoners – previously […]


Calls For Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman To Be Sanctioned

Human Rights Watch has encouraged the United Nations (UN) to place sanctions on Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over severe and immense human rights abuses in the Riyadh-led coalition’s war on Yemen. In an op-ed published in the Washington Post on Tuesday, the Human Rights Watch’s Deputy UN […]


Golden Opportunity Lost In Syrian Diplomatic Peace Talks

United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, intending to end the Syrian Civil War, have fallen apart, with special envoy Staffan de Mistura admitting that “a golden big opportunity” has been missed. Now in the eighth round of talks, last Thursday’s developments have diminished the Geneva process’ credibility. The deflated special […]