Day: March 12, 2017

Violence Persists In Colombia Despite FARC Peace Deal

Although a peace agreement was signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on November 24th, many aspects of the conflict are far from over. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has released a report urging the government to take more action in

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The Refugees Seeking Asylum In Yemen

Last month, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a campaign to spread awareness about Yemen’s refugee crisis. Whilst most people might think about people fleeing war-torn Yemen, this campaign addresses the dangers of refugees, mainly from Ethiopia and Somali, making the harrowing journey to Yemen to seek asylum. According

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Nicaraguan Government Inactivity Fuels Land Conflict

The conflict between the indigenous people of the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast, the Miskito people, and the Mestizo settlers has intensified because the Nicaraguan government has failed to take action. Physical violence and death are now commonplace. According to The New York Times, many of the Miskito people have left their

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Airstrike In Yemen Kills 22

An airstrike by the Saudi Arabian military killed at least 22 Civilians in a market near the fishing town of Khoukha on Friday, March 10th. According to Hashim Azazi, deputy governor of Hodeidah province, where the airstrike occurred, “All of those killed were civilians, none were holding weapons.” Rescue workers

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Violent Protests Erupt After The Impeachment Of South Korean President

South Korea was thrown into political turmoil this past Friday after the official impeachment of their president, Park Geun-hye. The constitutional court unanimously agreed to uphold a vote held in parliament last year, ordering her resignation. This is the first time in South Korea’s history a democratically elected president will

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Russia And Turkey Ready To Give Peace A Chance In Syria?

After a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Moscow, it seems that Russia and Turkey are looking to put their differences aside and seek a resolution to the six-year-long conflict in Syria. In a press conference, Russia’s leader claimed that “The atmosphere [in their meeting]

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UN Warns Of Mass Displacement In Colombia

Thousands of Colombians have been forced to flee their homes because of the presence of armed groups in the Pacific jungle, despite the recent peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which brought decades of civil war to a halt. Over 3500 people

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Hungary Legalizes Unlimited Detention For All Asylum-Seekers

On Tuesday 7 March, the Hungarian parliament voted overwhelmingly to force all asylum seekers into detention camps. The bill to approve plans to detain migrants in camps on the Hungarian border with Serbia was passed with 138 votes to six with 22 abstentions. The bill has been condemned by the

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