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.


Liberia’s Security Priorities During UNMIL’s Fragile Transition

In a pivotal moment for Liberia, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has successfully completed its mandate after 15 years of assisting and supporting the nation in its transition from violent conflict to long-lasting peace and democracy. With Liberia now looking to secure a stable future, the United Nations […]


Oil Revenue Continues To Fund South Sudan War

A new investigation into South Sudan’s violent conflict marred with famine and a trail of atrocities has revealed that Sudan’s political leadership is routing millions of dollars from oil revenues to fund the ongoing four-year civil war. Documents reviewed by Global Witness, an organisation that fights exploration of natural resources, […]


US-North Korea Summit: Small Steps But No Breakthrough

The notion of the US President Donald Trump meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has appeared illusory over the past year as tensions over Pyongyang’s growing nuclear and ballistic missile programs have continued to climb. Surprisingly, this has dramatically shifted in recent weeks after a series of inter-Korea meetings […]


Facing A Crisis Of Morale And Financial Pressure, Al-Shabab Intensifies Systematic Abuses

Systematic human rights abuses, proportionate with those committed by the Islamic State, are being committed by al-Shabab militants in Somalia. There are reports of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group extorting huge sums of money from starving villages and forcibly recruiting hundreds of suicide bombers and child soldiers. Despite formerly controlling much of […]


“Everything Is Gone”: Myanmar Bulldozing Rohingya Villages

Satellite images have revealed that the Myanmar Government is bulldozing villages in the Rakhine State in an enormous operation to demolish evidence of human rights abuses against the ethnic Rohingya minority. Human Rights Watch said that at least 55 villages have been erased since late 2017, after nearly 700,000 Rohingya […]


Libya Tawergha Families Barred From Returning Home

Libyan gunman and civilian authorities in the coastal city of Misrata have blocked tens of thousands of people from returning to their hometown of Tawergha, after seven years of forced displacement. Reports of armed groups burning their tents in their makeshift desert camps and threatening families with heavy weapons highlight […]


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 […]