Day: March 13, 2017

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

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Africa’s Battle With Humanitarian Crises

17 years into the 21st century and the African continent has yet to shed the image of despair and destitution that the rest of the world has of it. Speaking to the Security Council on the 11th of March 2017, UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20

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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

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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

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