Belle Davenport


About Belle Davenport

I am an Education and Development Studies student at Massey University New Zealand

Ebola Survivors Sue Sierra Leone Government Due To Misappropriation Of Funds

Three years after the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, two survivors are suing the government regarding the misappropriation of donated funds. This will be the first international court case, of what may be many, investigating what happened to millions of dollars that were siphoned from the funds […]


Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]


Does The General Assembly Rejection Of Trump’s Jerusalem Move Signal The End Of US Dominance?

On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution that was co-sponsored by Turkey and Yemen, condemning US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the emergency session, 128 countries voted in favour of the non-binding resolution, 9 voted against the resolution and 35 abstained from the vote. […]


UN Peacekeepers Attacked And Killed In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

In a horrific attack that is being called the “worst attack in recent history” by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, at least 14 UN peacekeepers and 5 Congolese air force members were killed this week in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A further 53 UN […]


Modern Day Slavery In Libya

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, has reported this week that horrific modern-day slavery is taking place in Libya. Libya is the main transit hub for refugees and migrants who are attempting to make the dangerous crossing from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. The […]


Temporary Protection Status For Haitians In U.S Ending

President Donald Trump’s Administration announced on Monday that it is ending the Temporary Protected Status of the nearly 60,000 Haitians who are now living in the United States. Following the massive earthquake in Haiti in 2010 that killed 316,000 people and displaced more than 1.5 million, the United States extended […]


Unfolding Humanitarian Emergency At Manus Island Detention Centre

United Nations Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has described the situation at the Manus Regional Processing Centre in Australia as an “unfolding humanitarian emergency.” The centre closed on the 31st of October; despite this, 600 men are refusing to leave due to security fears. Amenities are no longer being […]


Burundi Confirmed As First Country To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court.

Burundi has been confirmed as the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. This news comes a year after Burundi as well as The Gambia and South Africa made moves to notify the court that they had intentions to withdraw their membership. The withdrawal of Burundi took effect […]