Daily Archives: May 12, 2019


Ebola Violence In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Since the Ebola epidemic began in the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) in August 2018, 874 people have died, and 250 more cases have been recorded since the beginning of April, reports Esdras Tongo and Rebecca Ratcliffe in the Guardian. Unfortunately, this situation is being made much worse by an […]


Sri Lankan Defense Chief Resigns Over Easter Bombing

Sri Lankan Defense Chief Hemasiri Fernando resigned from his post on Thursday, April 25th due to security failures that ultimately led to the Easter bombings last weekend, in which nearly 250 people were killed. The government of Sri Lanka has been receiving harsh criticism in recent days due to the […]


Red Cross Grapples With Aid Deployment In Polarized Venezuela

Humanitarian aid provision by The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies faced hostility characteristic of a deeply polarized Venezuela. Commendable efforts by the self-proclaimed apolitical organisation represent the first step in relief provision for a fragmented nation, which, according to the World Health Organization, is currently […]


Netanyahu Wins Fifth Term As Prime Minister Of Israel

On April 10th, when it became clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would win a fifth parliamentary election with his Likud party, his principal opponent Benny Gantz accepted defeat. Netanyahu’s popularity amongst religious and right-wing parties left him poised to form a 65-seat majority coalition in a parliament of […]


Violence In Tripoli Escalates Death Toll To 264

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on 23 April that fighting in Tripoli has killed 264 people so far this month, including at least 21 civilians. According to Al Jazeera, WHO medical and surgical teams have been dispatched to treat the additional 1,266 people wounded by the conflict. The fighting […]