Current Events


North Korean Defectors Decrease Amid Increasing Propaganda

A new report by the Unification Ministry of South Korea shows that the number of North Korean defectors fleeing the oppressive regime to South Korea has decreased by 13%, a drastic fall from the usually high numbers reported since 2008. Consisting of mostly lower-class workers and farmers, South Korea has […]


South Korea Announces $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea Following Ballistic Missile Test

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has recently announced that South Korea will donate $8 million to two UN humanitarian programs in North Korea, as reported in the New York Times. Specifically, South Korea plans to donate $4.5 million to the World Food Program (WFP) and $3.5 million to the […]


Unprecedented Civil War Becomes More Deadly

There have been growing concerns stemming from the Central African Republic following an uptick in violence from the country’s nearly five-year long civil war. According to the UNHCR, approximately 1.1 million people have been displaced from the conflict, with 500,000 of which have fled the country and another 600,00 who […]


Caloocan Police Force Dismantled As ‘War On Drugs’ Continues

On Friday September 15th, the Philippine National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) ordered the replacement of the Caloocan City Police Department. Caloocan, the fourth most populous city in the Philippines, is one of sixteen cities that forms the capital of Manila. The 1200-member force is to undergo 45 days of […]


Pakistan Rejects Doctors Without Borders

The medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been forced by the Pakistani government to withdraw from the north-western tribal district Kurram. Without providing an explanation, Pakistani authorities refused to issue MSF with a ‘No Objection Certificate’. Foreign organizations and journalists working in […]