Persecution Of Rohingya Muslims Is Causing Severe Malnutrition

The UN’s World Food Programme has released a bleak report showing the dire situation for many of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. According to the document, over 80,000 children from the persecuted group are ‘wasting’ as they are suffering from acute malnutrition. Much like the food shortages in parts of Africa, this […]

Taking Back Mosul: When Is Collateral Damage Justified?

The degree to which collateral damage may be justified by its potential to shorten a conflict and reduce long-term suffering has been questioned throughout history. Last week, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared victory in Mosul. It had been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria […]

The Efforts Of Venezuela’s ‘Green Cross’

The New York Times recently reported that there have been at least 90 casualties since the demonstrations against Venezuela’s present government began in April, and one of the organizations at the centre of Venezuela’s relief efforts is the ‘Green Cross’. This organization is comprised of young doctors and medical students who […]

Books, Not Husbands: Fighting Child Marriage In Zimbabwe

The phenomenon of child brides is today still dramatically well-grounded in South Asia and Africa, with 700 million women alive today married as girls. Every year, 15 million girls below the age of 15 are forced by their families or their tribes to marry older men. In Zimbabwe, this habit […]

Grassroot NGOs Powering The Developing World

Starving children, natural disasters, poor, starving helpless people who have no means of aid in their own country, and AIDS are usually the images that come to mind when you think of NGOs working in developing countries. Yet this image is naïve and patronizing at best. Grassroot charities have been […]

UN Mission In Cote d’Ivoire Ends, Though Work Still Needed

After 13 years of involvement in the country, the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Mission in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) formally came to a conclusion at the end of last month, June 30th. The UNOCI constitutes the latest successful conclusion of a West African peacekeeping mission by the UN since 2005 when the […]

Commemorating The One-Year Anniversary Of Turkey’s Failed Coup

Tens of thousands of people assembled on Saturday at a rally in Istanbul, commemorating one year since Turkey’s failed military coup. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressed the crowd and vowed to “chop off the heads” of those involved in the coup, Al Jazeera reports. The national unity march converged […]

Australia-US Refugee Deal May Succumb To US Refugee Cap

According to a report published by Reuters on Saturday, July 15th, officials from the United States (US) Department of Homeland Security have abruptly left the island nation of Nauru, which has served in recent years as a dumping ground for people seeking asylum in Australia. US officials had been there […]