Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

Colombia’s FARC Deal “Working,” But Still Leaves Room for Improvement

Colombia’s historic deal with the FARC rebels, signed last November and initiated earlier this month, means big changes are afoot for human rights and political stability in the country. Although the Red Cross maintains that the peace accord has been effective, the humanitarian organization is calling for more concerted efforts […]

Aid Is Urgent For Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

United Nations Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Over 20 million people are facing starvation and famine in four countries: Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and North-Eastern Nigeria. In an address to the UN Security Council, O’Brien called for […]

A War Within A War: Why Does The Civil War In Syria Continue?

The Syrian civil war has entered a stage of normalcy. The conflict, now into its sixth year of bloodshed, is a consistent feature of our nightly news programmes, newsfeeds, and Twitter timelines, though only now a major item when something particularly atrocious occurs. Yesterday, however, brought some tentative positive news […]

Trump’s War Against The Media Poses A Deep Threat To Freedom Of Speech

Since the beginning of the 2015 Republican primaries, Donald Trump and mainstream media outlets have had a curious fascination with one another. To the common spectator, coverage of the American primaries, as well as the general election seemed almost unavoidable with Trump inciting outrage at every turn with his elaborate […]

The United Kingdom’s Moral Failure

Protection for those fleeing conflict appears to be a very low priority in the United Kingdom (UK) today. On February 8, 2017, the Conservative government quietly announced that it would accept 350 children into the UK under the Unaccompanied Child Refugee Programme. The Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill announced that “…this […]