South Sudan


Will A New Pledge To Facilitate Humanitarian Access Ease The Dire Situation In South Sudan?

Two weeks after a meeting in Juba with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, South Sudan’s President Kiir has decreed an end to the obstruction of humanitarian access by government forces. The written declaration, publicised on November 9, ordered the dismantling of physical roadblocks restricting the movement of aid […]


Pervasive Terrorism In Africa And Peacekeeping

The Mogadishu double truck bombings in Somalia carried out on Saturday, October 14 that killed 358 people and injured hundreds more is the deadliest single attack in Somalia’s modern history. The initial bombing destroyed the Safari hotel, several vehicles, and caused damage to Qatar’s embassy in Somalia. The Somali government […]


The World’s Biggest Crisis Has Been Given Almost No Attention

“We are now in the 21st century and the current situation is an absolute shame on humanity.” When asked about the current humanitarian disaster taking place in parts of Africa and the Middle East, Wolfgang Jamann, the leader of CARE, an international human rights organization, shows no hesitation in displaying […]


Independence Celebrations Cancelled In South Sudan As Civil War Persists

Sunday marked South Sudan’s sixth year of independence, but celebrations were cancelled for the second year running due to the civil war and famine that are causing the fastest growing refugee crisis globally. “We are not celebrating… because our situation does not require us to celebrate at a time when […]


Civilians Killed As Soldiers Clash Over Somalia Aid

A clash over food aid in Somalia led to the death of fourteen civilians on Friday, June 9th. According to the Associated Press (AP), soldiers reportedly attempted to steal sacks of food intended for refugees in the city of Baidoa. The capital of the southwestern Bay region, Baidoa is the […]


UN Report Shows Record Number Of Displaced Persons In 2016

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report detailing the statistics surrounding displaced persons in 2016. The report, released just before World Refugee Day on June 20, showed that 2016 was a record year for the number of displaced persons. A total of 65.5 million people were […]


In This Together: Humanitarian Assistance in the Age of Populist Politics

Claiming that he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” and reaffirming his pledge to put “America First,” Donald Trump announced that his administration was pulling out of the Paris accords.  Such is a typical statement in the modern era of populist politics.  As sea levels rise, […]