Fenella Henderson


Burundi Refugees Killed By DCR Security Forces

Thirty-nine Burundian migrants and a Congolese soldier were killed in a clash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, with reports suggesting as many as 117 migrants were also injured in the incident. The clash took place in the eastern town of Kamanyola in the DRC after Burundian […]


Ship Carrying Anti-Migrant Activists Denied Access To Malta

The Maltese government has taken a symbolic stance against anti-migrant sentiment, denying a ship carrying far-right anti-refugee activists port access and requests for water and supplies. The activists, who were aboard the C-Star vessel, were part of the controversial Defend Europe group which claims to work to “defend Europe” from […]


North Korea Hit With New Sanctions By The UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed a new set of sanctions on North Korea on August 5th, responding to the growing tension surrounding Pyongyang’s recent testing of ballistic missiles. In a unanimous decision, Resolution 2371 passed through the Security Council with 15 votes in favour. These sanctions involve a significant […]


Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Released

After serving a 25-day prison sentence, Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from detainment this week. Navalny was initially arrested and sentenced to a 30-day jail term on June 12th after inciting anti-Kremlin and anti-corruption protests which took place in over 100 cities – including […]


Community Responses To Global Water Scarcity

Current global water supplies, the management of the planet’s water resources, and access to basic sanitation continue to present a worldwide challenge. According to the Associated Press, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently released a public statement suggesting that one in four individuals will experience consistent freshwater shortages by […]


Persisting Violence In Venezuela: Why the International Community Must Step In To Preserve Democracy

Civil unrest has entered its third month in Venezuela, a country in the midst of severe economic and political turmoil, with the reported death toll of the widespread anti-government protests rising to at least 62 as of the beginning of June, according to Reuters. Aside from increasing fatalities, hundreds have […]


Vast Increase In Number Of Unaccompanied Child Refugees, UNICEF Reports

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a report regarding the nature of child migration this week, highlighting a drastic increase in the total number of unaccompanied migrant or refugee children worldwide – that is, those travelling alone. The report, “A Child is a Child: Protecting Children on the […]


UN Human Rights Experts Denounce India’s Social Media Ban In Kashmir, Citing Human Rights Violations

Two high-level United Nations experts on human rights have denounced the recent move by the Indian government to ban social media and mobile data services in Indian-administered Kashmir, the long-disputed northern region of the Indian subcontinent. The condemning statements were made on Thursday by two UN Special Rapporteurs on human […]


Sixteen Migrants Die Crossing The Mediterranean Sea

Sixteen migrants, including two children, have died attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece by boat on Sunday, April 24th, according to reports by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The vessel, allegedly a smuggler’s boat, capsized on Sunday night while trying to reach the […]