Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

Cholera Outbreak Ravages War-Torn Yemen

On Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now taken the lives of 315 people. The number of suspected cases of cholera has reached almost 30,000. For the war-torn country, Yemen’s medical system is at risk of collapse. There is a significant lack of […]

Forced To Flee: Refugee Children Face Exploitation And Violence

Driven by a desperate hope for safety and a better future, parents are sending an increasing number of children on solo migrations to more stable countries. Without the protection of their parents and guardians, such children are easy prey for those wishing to exploit their vulnerability. As reported by UNICEF, between […]

Understanding The Global Penicillin Shortage

In the past few years, there has been a growing shortage of benzathine penicillin G, which treats illnesses such a rheumatic heart disease, syphilis, strep throat, and diphtheria, among others. The increased shortage in recent months has caused global concern. In 1928, Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin, an antibiotic that […]

Large Number Of Protestors March The Streets Of Pretoria

A group of more than one hundred protestors marched the streets of South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, under the banner “Not in my name, forward with women and down with women abuse,” behind a woman symbolically dressed head to toe in white. The rally was organized as a response to the […]

Religion Vs Human Rights: India’s Supreme Court To Decide On “Triple Talaq”

India’s Supreme Court reserved its verdict on the constitutional validity of the practice of “triple talaq” among Indian Muslims. “Triple talaq” refers to the practice of Muslim men being able to instantly divorce their wives by saying “talaq” three times. This practice is banned in many Islamic countries, such as […]