Harjyot Banwait

Haiti Suspends Oxfam Operations

Great Britain’s humanitarian operations in Haiti, Oxfam GB, have been suspended by the Haitian government. The temporary two-month suspension will coincide with Haiti’s investigation of Oxfam GB’s handling of allegations of staff members paying for sex workers during Oxfam’s humanitarian work following the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Haiti. According to […]

Children In Conflict Zones Face Shocking Scale Of Attacks

According to a new UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) report, in 2017, there was an extensive and blatant disregard for international laws designed to protect children. The scale of attacks on children over the course of the year were deemed to have reached shocking levels. Conflict zones, specifically, across the […]

The U.S. Response To The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria In Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, on September 20, 2017. According to the National Weather Service, it was the first Category 4 cyclone that hit Puerto Rico since 1932. After a visit from President Donald Trump, the official death toll stands at 34. From the damages […]

Far Right AfD Surge And SPD Collapse As Merkel Wins Fourth Term As German Chancellor

Angela Merkel, the incumbent Chancellor of Germany, has won a fourth term, following the September 24th general elections in the country. It is projected that her party, the centre-right CDU (Christian Democratic Union) and its sister party, the CSU (Christian Social Union), received approximately 34.5 percent of the popular vote, […]

Families Affected By 2013 India Riots Still Not Compensated

An Amnesty International report has found that over 190 families displaced because of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots in India have not received compensation. The report found that inconsistent definitions were applied to the term family to deny compensation to families. These families, in many cases, are continuing to live in […]