Crisis Index


Ukraine Declares Martial Law Citing Imminent Russian Threat

The Ukrainian parliament voted on Monday to confirm President Poroshenko’s imposition of martial law for 30 days in response to Sunday’s Kerch Strait incident. President Poroshenko, citing intelligence information, labelled the threat of a land invasion as “extremely serious” and described the measures as necessary to make sure Ukraine is […]


Rohingya Future Uncertain As Repatriation Plans Postponed Until After Election

The future for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is as uncertain as ever, and the likelihood of a safe return to Myanmar in the near future is decreasing. Following protests by refugees to the initial repatriation attempts, the Bangladeshi government has put any plans on ice until after the December 30 […]


Peace At Last: United States, Taliban, And Afghanistan Negotiate Peace Treaty

The American special envoy to Afghanistan is in talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, with hopes of reaching a peace deal before the Afghan presidential election next April. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 after the September 11 attacks and is leading direct […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]


The Consequences Of Populism: Italy’s Failed Role In The European Migration Crisis

Populism seems to become the dominant ideology across Europe. This ideology carries far-right notions of anti-immigration which continue to divide The European Union (EU). As the European Migration Crisis continues, with large numbers of migrants seeking refuge from conflicts in Asia and Africa, the actions EU takes are vital to […]


Crisis In Yemen: Civilians Caught In The Crossfire Of Government-Sanctioned War Crimes

The United Nations has accused the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of committing war crimes in Yemen during its ongoing civil war which began in 2015 as an internal conflict between supporters of the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels, which oppose the legitimacy of the administration. […]


Negotiating Peace In Yemen After 2 Years Of Political Stalemate

The United Nations is planning to hold talks on Thursday, September 6, inviting Yemen’s warring factions to Geneva for the first round of negotiations among the parties since 2016. UN-sponsored negotiations held in Kuwait in 2016, saw the Houthis rejection of a plan to withdraw from major cities and form […]


U.S Ends Funding To UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency

The State Department announced Friday that the United States will no longer provide funding to the United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in the near East – an approximate $0.4 billion annual contribution they’ve made for decades. In their statement, the U.S. called the UNRWA “irredeemably […]