Day: April 13, 2020

U.S. Promises Public Assessment Of Civilian Casualties In Somalia Airstrikes

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has announced that it will begin publishing quarterly reports of civilian casualty allegations and assessments. AFRICOM, which is responsible for U.S. military operations and relations on the African continent, has faced mounting criticism that civilian casualties resulting from U.S. airstrikes in Somalia are consistently under-reported.

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Germany And Luxembourg Open Borders To Refugee Children

In March, seven EU countries – Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Portugal – pledged in Croatia to rehouse 1,600 unaccompanied children stranded in migrant camps across Greece. Last week, Germany and Luxembourg became the first countries to take steps towards fulfilling this promise. Officials in Germany announced that it

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Croatia: Managing COVID-19 Amid An Earthquake

On Sunday, March 22nd 2020, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Croatian capital of Zagreb.  A teenager was sadly killed in the incident, with dozens more reported to be injured. The earthquake damaged schools, healthcare facilities, the Croatian Parliament, and many homes. Many buildings were damaged when they were hit by

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U.S. Designates Russian White Supremacist Group As Terrorist Organization

On April 6, the United States has designated a supremacist group the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), as a global terrorist organization and the group’s leaders — Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariev, and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov — as global terrorists. With the designation, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets

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Religious Conflict To Deadly Riots In India

The death toll in New Delhi has risen to 38 as of Thursday, February 27. These deaths have resulted from four days of intense rioting and conflict; the worst religious rioting that India has seen in decades. Over 200 have also been injured because of this Muslim versus Hindu battleground.

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Pope Francis Starts Emergency COVID-19 Fund

On Monday April 6, Pope Francis started an emergency fund  to help developing countries affected by the coronavirus and jumpstarted the donations with a generous contribution of $750,000. The Pope has also specifically asked church entities and dioceses to contribute.  This initiative differs from the response of other nations. For

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Coronavirus Threatens Indigenous South American Communities

In South America, indigenous tribes are isolating themselves from the rest of the world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to their usual isolation, they are poorly-equipped to deal with the disease, partly because of a lack of exposure to diseases that are commonplace throughout the rest of

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