Author: Carmela Lopez

Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Mixture of Chaos

It has been ten years since the Syrian civil war started, and the start of the war also ignited the beginning of the world’s largest refugee crisis. World Vision reports that approximately 13.5 million Syrians have been displaced as a result of the civil war, with one half being refugees

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COVID-19 Vaccinations And Inequality In Crises

Around the world, millions of people are receiving vaccinations as part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Our World in Data measures that approximately 26.2% of the world’s population have received at least one out of two doses of the vaccine. However, only 1% of those vaccinated are from

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The Importance Of Rescue Missions Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking remains a hidden crime and since the COVID-19 pandemic, it was driven even deeper underground. According to the 2020 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Global Report on Trafficking of Persons, in 2018 there was a 30% increase in global child trafficking victims. Human trafficking is

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The Criminalization Of Hate Speech In New Zealand

On June 25th, 2021, the New Zealand government announced that they will propose to strengthen their nation’s laws around hate speech. Al Jazeera reported that proposals to strengthen these laws came from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch Mosques. The inquiry, investigating the 2019 terrorist

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Delays In The Moro Conflict Peace Process In The Philippines

As reported by MindaNews, The Senate Committee on Local Government in the Philippines is requesting to postpone the first parliamentary election in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) from May 2022 to May 2025. This may prolong the peace resolution in the long-standing Moro conflict. After decades of

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Hope for a Peaceful Resolution

The current Israel-Palestine conflict has escalated to immense violence and world leaders have been urging a ceasefire. What started on May 10 as a warning rocket strike from militant group, Hamas, is now a sequence of retaliatory strikes between Hamas and the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). On top of that,

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