South Sudan


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 […]


Sub-Saharan Africa In The Post-Brexit Era: Improving Security Through Trade

The Brexit referendum revealed the polarization of British politics, the increasing resistance to a centralized London economy, and to a greater extent the centralization of politics in Westminster. The domestic concerns and opportunities behind the UK’s future departure from the EU and its single market are widely discussed, but what does it mean […]


The Power Of Social Media: Celebrity-Led Campaign #LoveArmyForSomalia Raises Over $2 Million To Aid Famine

At the beginning of March, Somalia’s prime minister announced the unfortunate death of more than 100 people in just 48 hours due a famine in the drought-plagued country. The famine has left 6.2 million people in urgent need of help. The UN has said that Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria have also […]