Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

UNICEF Regional Director Stresses The Necessity For Humanitarian Assistance In Libya

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere, recently completed his first visit to Libya.  On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Cappelaere made a statement warning that half a million children in Libya are in dire need of humanitarian assistance due to […]

Civilian Casualties Continue To Mount As Raqqa Offensive Continues

Air raids on Raqqa conducted by the US-led coalition killed 29 civilians in the space of 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has revealed. According to figures provided by the SOHR, this week’s deaths add to at least 523 other civilians who were killed since the campaign […]

Mapuche Fears Maldonado’s Disappearance Represents A Return To Dictatorship Oppression

The resistance of the Mapuche peoples in Argentina and Chile has recently been amplified by the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado and the arrest of Facundo Jones Huala. Maldonado was allegedly arrested on August 1 during a road block protest in the Chubut province of southern Argentina. He and his fellow […]

State Of Emergency Declared In State Of Virginia

Officials in the U.S. state of Virginia have declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlottesville after the outbreak of violence between far-right groups and their counter-protesters, with at least one dead and many left injured. Police forces in Charlottesville have worked to disperse hundreds of protestors after […]

Can Nepal’s Criminalization Of The ‘Chhaupadi’ Practice Change Generational Beliefs About Women?

The Nepali government criminalized chhaupadi earlier this month, in an effort to end the ancient Hindu practice that forces women who menstruate to leave their homes and stay in small huts or cow sheds because they are considered to be impure while menstruating. This practice also banishes women after childbirth […]

C.A.R. Clashes The Latest In Renewed Violence Across The Republic

At least thirty civilians, including six Red Cross volunteers, have died in the Central African Republic as a result of an outbreak of violence between local self-defence groups and members of the militant group, the Union for Peace in Central Africa. Fighting erupted in the town of Gambo, located 75 […]