Daily Archives: November 22, 2017

Bringing The Light To Refugee Camps

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has teamed up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to launch a creative and integrated brand campaign, Become The Light. The campaign aims to bring light to the residents of Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda and promote the Olympic values of excellence, […]

Airstrike Targeted At Syrian Market Leaves At Least 53 Dead

In a recent attack on a Syrian market on 14 November, at least 53 have been killed. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, three air strikes hit a market in Atareb, a Western province of Aleppo. It is unclear who committed the act, with blame fluctuating between Syrian […]

Unexpected Allies Russia, Turkey, And Iran United Under Common Goal: Reduce Violence In Syria

Russia, Turkey, and Iran’s leaders are preparing to partake in a summit this week to discuss matters regarding the reduction of violence in Syria. The leaders will aim to come up with methods to deliver humanitarian aid to the war-torn region as well as tactics to promote a political transition […]

Hunger Crisis In Yemen

As civil war continues in Yemen, a conflict that is tangled in complex regional geopolitics, the hunger crisis continues to worsen and seriously affect some 17 million of the country’s 28 million citizens. Saudi Arabia had enforced a complete blockade on the southern Arab nation in early November, preventing much […]

The Politics Of Wealth Leave Jacksonville Residents Vulnerable To Future Natural Disasters

When Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida coast on Sunday September 10, it destroyed homes, downed trees, and displaced many people. The storm also shed light on one of the most overlooked problems with U.S. urban real estate, which is that almost always it is the poor who occupy properties […]

Charity Steps In To Assist Sick Chibok Girls

A Nigerian charity will help a group of sick and injured Chibok schoolgirls receive the treatment they need after the girls’ parents said the government has failed to help them pay their medical bills. More than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, by Boko Haram […]

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe Refuses To Resign Amid Crisis

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe shocked the country and the world on Sunday, making no mention of his expected resignation in a speech on state TV. Instead, the president vowed to stay on and preside over the ruling party’s congress in December, BBC News reports. “The congress is due in a […]

Seven Killed During Gun Battle In Kashmir

Seven people were killed in a gun battle in Kashmir on Saturday, November 18th. Officials have identified six of those killed as separatists, while one was an Indian air force commando. State police chief, Shesh Paul Vaid, stated in an interview to reporters that Indian troops had reason to believe […]

Myanmar: The Rohingya, The Army, And Aung San Suu Kyi

The Myanmar Army has cleared itself of all blame related to the Rohingya crisis after an internal investigation, further denying claims that soldiers killed any Rohingya people or abused any of their women.  The Rohingya, an ethnic minority in the country, have been fleeing to Bangladesh for safety since the […]