Middle East


Internally Displaced Persons Now Double The Number Of Refugees Worldwide

A report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) on May 22, 2017, has found that one person every second fled their home within their own country in 2016. There were 31.1 million people newly internally displaced around the world, with 6.9 million new internal displacements […]


Re-calculating The Route To Transparency: The Economic Reconciliation Bill And Tunisian Society

While the exact trigger for the Arab Spring in Tunisia is hard to determine, issues such as high unemployment, corruption and national repression have served as catalysts towards the ongoing violation of economic, social and cultural rights. The former regime of Ben Ali: defined by such attributes readied the environment […]


Iranians Vote For Reform

Last May 19th, Iranians voted for more political and individual freedoms, and bridges with the international community in the presidential elections. Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has won a landslide victory in last Friday presidential elections. Officials results show a decisive victory, garnering the 57%of the vote for the 38% […]


Mayday…Mayday…Mayday… Asylum Seeker Deaths at Sea

The number of asylum seekers and migrants journeying across the Mediterranean Sea in search of refuge in Europe continues to rise higher, reflecting the escalating crisis of displaced people across the world. Proportionately, as more people risk their lives on the sea, the numbers presumed to have disappeared and drowned […]


United Nations Warns That Yemen’s Food Crisis Could Get Much Worse And Is Calling Out For Aid

According to the United Nations (UN), Yemen is on the “brink of famine” and is amidst the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. The World Food Programme (2016) states that 17 million Yemeni people are estimated to be food insecure. Around 7.3 million of this group are believed to […]