Author: Rebecca Pryce

Firearms Ban In Place To Prepare For Upcoming Philippines Election

On May 9, 2022, the Philippines will hold their next presidential elections. In an attempt to minimize election-related violence, the government has imposed a national firearms ban as of January 9, 2022. January 9 was the official start of the 150-day election period; the ban will remain in place until

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Kenyan Drought Leading To Conflict

It has been over a year since some areas of Kenya have seen rainfall. As resources grow scarcer, more people go hungry and more animals die. The already severe consequences of the drought have led to an increase in conflict along Kenya’s borders with Uganda and South Sudan. Kenyan citizens

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Are We Heading Into A Global Food Crisis?

Between the increasing global food prices, and barriers to food access caused by climate change, conflict, and COVID-19; the levels of global hunger are rising at alarming rates. According to the United Nations (UN) report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, between 720 and 811

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Why Women Need a Greater Role in Peace Processes

“Women remain on the periphery of formal peace processes, and they’re largely excluded from rooms where decisions are made.” This quote from António Guterres, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, addresses the ongoing issue of women not being equally represented in conversations and decisions about international peace and security. Mr. Guterres

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Civilian Causalities In Ethiopian Airstrikes

On October 18th, three children were killed, and 10 other civilians were injured in two airstrikes in Ethiopia. The airstrikes were carried out by Ethiopia’s government to destroy a communication facility run by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Mekelle, the capital city of Tigray. The TPLF is a

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The Conflict in Yemen

The current conflict in Yemen is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of all time. Indeed, it is the most pressing one blighting our modern world. Since its beginning in 2014, at least 100,000 people have been killed and 4 million people displaced. In addition, the devastation of Yemeni agriculture

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