Daily Archives: October 20, 2018

The Health Risk Of Indonesia’s Rising Death Toll

Health warnings were issued in Indonesia following the rising death toll in the wake of the recent natural disaster. The warnings were issued to the individuals trapped within the afflicted zones of Petobo and Balaroa following the recent mudslides in the region. The message warns of the potential contamination that […]

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad

On October 5, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad who both worked against the sexual abuse of women in conflict zones. Dennis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist who helped women raped during the conflict in Congo, dubbed the “rape capital of the world’’ by […]

UN Scientific Panel Stresses The Need To Limit Global Warming

Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report highlighting the urgent need to increase efforts in limiting global warming. The world is currently 1°C above pre-industrial levels, and the IPCC stresses the significance of the increase in extreme weather events experienced across the world. […]

Taliban Continue To Threaten Democracy In Afghanistan

For years now, the Taliban has attacked and controlled areas of Afghanistan to create a radical Islamic state. Recently, the Washington Post announced that on October 20, election day, the Taliban would cause chaos to disrupt voting. This is no shock as there have recently been increasing attacks by the […]

US Government Ignores Yemen Human Rights Concerns In Order To Protect $2 Billion Raytheon Arms Deal With Saudi Coalition

On 12 September, United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced his support for the Saudi-led coalition’s actions in Yemen. His statement reaffirmed the US government’s belief that the coalition was “undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.” This came in response […]

Nauruan Government Prevents Médecins Sans Frontières From Assisting Asylum Seekers

After 11 months in Nauru, the medical NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF for short) was told by the government to end its services within 24 hours. The group in Nauru was providing important mental health services to refugees detained by the Australian government, who are waiting […]