South Sudan


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, […]


Ongoing Conflict Hinders Hopes Of Relieving Famine In South Sudan

The Associated Press reported this week that the head of the United Nations’ food and agriculture agency warns the ongoing conflict between the Dinka majority and the Nuer minority in South Sudan could hinder any hopes of avoiding a new famine next year. The conflict has killed tens of thousands […]


UN Reports South Sudan Forces May Have Committed War Crimes

South Sudanese pro-government forces have killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town, as well as committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said. The report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount […]


America First, But At What Cost?

“The figures presented would simply make it impossible for the UN to continue all of its essential work advancing peace, development, human rights and humanitarian assistance,” a UN representative commented in response to President Trump’s budget plan for 2018. Currently, the US contributes 25% and 28%, respectively, of the UN’s […]


The World’s Worst Famine: Solutions

Hunger, for the privileged, refers to an uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite, simply solved with a trip to the fridge. Unfortunately, in many countries around the world (a great majority consisting of underdeveloped countries) the solution to hunger isn’t quite simple. Famine is a […]