Caitlin Biddolph

About Caitlin Biddolph

Caitlin is undertaking Honours in International Relations, following her completion of a Bachelor of International Studies at the University of New South Wales. She is passionate about the interconnectedness of peace, humanitarianism, and development. While she is fascinated with all regions of the world, she has a particular interest in Africa.Caitlin has joined the OWP as she is dedicated to promoting non-violent paths to peace. She hopes to add a critical perspective to her articles and illustrate that in every situation, people have the capacity to end conflict.

Civilian Massacres In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

  For the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the horrors of war are an everyday reality. In the eastern provinces of the country, this trauma is particularly acute. On Sunday 27 November, the Mai-Mai Mazembe militia attacked a displaced persons’ camp in Luhanga. According to local officials […]

Police Violence In Rio’s Favelas

On Saturday 19 November, a police helicopter in Brazil’s capital of Rio de Janeiro crashed in the City of God favela. Four police officers were killed in the crash; however, the ensuing police raid into the favela caused another eleven casualties. The violence between drug gangs, militias, and police sparked […]

South Sudan On The Brink Of Chaos: Lessons From The Genocide In Darfur

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, is now teetering on the verge of genocide. On Friday 12 November, Adama Dieng, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, warned that South Sudan is at a “strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide.” […]

Violence and Impunity in the Central African Republic Threatens a Fragile Peace

In Kaga Bandero, a town 350km north of the nation’s capital Bangui, violence is unending. Civilian massacres, destruction of houses, and targeted attacks against Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps are just some of the deadly indicators of a fragile peace teetering on widespread conflict. Since the democratic election of President […]

Rising Cholera Cases In Yemen’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that there are now 1,410 known cases of cholera in Yemen. On 6 October, Yemen’s Health Ministry announced the cholera outbreak. Caught between war and survival, the people of Yemen face an added threat from this latest development. The WHO has estimated […]

The Human Cost Of The Battle For Mosul

On 17 October, Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, and Shia militants launched their offensive to recapture the city of Mosul, Iraq, which has been under Islamic State (IS) control since June 2014. War strategy and tactics aside, this offensive will have devastating consequences for the 1.5 million civilians caught in the […]