Devyani Gajjar

About Devyani Gajjar

I've recently finished a masters degree in International Development. My research interests include issues of poverty, inequality and the empowerment of marginalized groups.

How India’s New Citizenship Law Is Institutionalizing Religious Discrimination

On Wednesday 11 December, India’s Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) was passed through the upper houses of parliament. CAB grants amnesty to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The bill is a reformation of India’s 64-year-old citizenship law which prevents illegal migrants from becoming citizens. Under CAB, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, […]

Is The Future Of Humanitarian Aid Technological? 1

Last week, Wings for Aid, a charity co-funded by the Dutch Government, managed to successfully test using drones to provide humanitarian aid. 18 specially designed boxes were dropped from a height of 200m, including two boxes of raw eggs, and all remained intact. The implications of this are immense as […]

China’s Secret Brainwashing Camps 1

Official Chinese government documents leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists earlier in the week has shown that an estimated one million minority Uighur Muslims are being sent to secret brainwashing detention camps in the Xinjiang region in the West of China. Inmates are being detained in these camps […]

The Need For More Legal And Safe Asylum Routes

On 19th November, the BBC reported that Dutch authorities discovered 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a ferry bound for England from the Netherlands. The migrants were found after they created a hole in the trailer. Upon discovering the migrants, the ferry immediately returned to its port and was […]

Zimbabwe Faces Worst Drought In 40 years: 3.58 Million People At Risk Of Starvation

New findings released by the World Food Programme (WFP) Report on 14th November 2019 have revealed that 3.58 million rural people in Zimbabwe, 38% of the population, are facing emergency levels of food insecurity and starvation. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation have been causing disease outbreaks, such as […]

Cameroon’s Deepening Humanitarian Crisis

On Tuesday 5th November, UNICEF announced that the humanitarian crisis in the northwest and southwest of Cameroon had increased 15-fold since 2017 and was now affecting 1.9 million civilians. Ongoing violence between government forces, anglophone insurgencies and an added layer of Boko Haram have resulted in 855,000 children being unable […]

The Need For Vulnerable Communities In Zambia To Build Sustainable Resilience: 2.3 Million People Are In Danger Of Catastrophic Food Insecurities

The immediate crisis scenario On the 29th of October, 2.3 million people in Zambia were reported by the BBC to be facing severe food shortages. Unless recovery assistance is given, this problem has the potential to escalate into a humanitarian crisis with the starvation of millions. The International Red Cross […]

A Spiralling Humanitarian Catastrophe: U.S. Troops Dramatically Abandon Kurdish Allies, Paving The Way For A Turkish Offensive

The thundering of jets overhead, billowing towers of smoke from airstrikes and 64,000 civilians fleeing the anarchy of heavy fighting in northern Syria has been reported by the BBC. This is due to Turkey’s recent invasion in the region, which occurred on Wednesday, 9th October. The invasion was catalyzed by […]