Daily Archives: April 23, 2017

The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

We are currently living through the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, according to Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator. UN agencies have found that famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen has put over 20 million lives at risk, and more than 1.4 million children are at risk of […]

The Power Of Social Media: Celebrity-Led Campaign #LoveArmyForSomalia Raises Over $2 Million To Aid Famine

At the beginning of March, Somalia’s prime minister announced the unfortunate death of more than 100 people in just 48 hours due a famine in the drought-plagued country. The famine has left 6.2 million people in urgent need of help. The UN has said that Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria have also […]

Thousands Protest The AfD In Cologne

The Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party held a conference this weekend in Cologne. A far-right party, the AfD are known for their firm stance against immigration. The news that the party, including 600 party delegates, would be holding a conference in a central Cologne hotel has been met with strong […]

Trump Cannot Induce Kim Jong-Un To Abandon His Nuclear Aspirations

When Barack Obama left the White House, he warned incumbent United States (US) President Donald Trump that his top foreign priority should be North Korea’s nuclear aspirations. Since Trump took office, he has used the threat of his powerful military to induce North Korea to open up to the world […]

Thousands Of Palestinian Prisoners Start Hunger Strike As Israeli Jail Conditions Hit New Low

This past Monday more than a thousand Palestinian political detainees launched a hunger strike across several Israeli prisons. At the heart of the strike, is their collective demand calling for improvements to living conditions for up to 6,500 Palestinian prisoners who are currently being held under detention for a wide […]

Leaked UN Report Details Sexual Abuse By Peacekeepers In Haiti

The United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Haiti is one of the longest running UN missions and has been marred by scandal. The mission, known as the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH, began in 2004 after the elected president was overthrown in a coup, and the country descended […]

UNHCR Claims Thousands Fleeing Central Congo Amid Worsening Conflict

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has claimed that 11,000 refugees have recently fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Angola amid attacks from militia groups. Up to 9,000 people have left the country this month alone. The UNHCR has started to ship […]

11 People Killed In Venezuelan Protests

At least 11 people have been killed following riots and protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, Friday night. According to reports from the Public Ministry, the incident took place in El Valle, a neighbourhood bordering Caracas’s largest military base inside a local bakery where a group of looters were hit […]

Activism Continues As Lebanon Attempts To Repeal Controversial Rape Law

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, activists in Lebanon displayed their latest protest against the controversial Article 522, which allows rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. A proposal to revoke Article 522 will go before Parliament on May 15 and would increase the minimum prison sentence for rapists from […]