Author: Gemma Anon

Food Insecurity And Building Climate Change Resilience In Madagascar

Food insecurity continues to devastate Southern Madagascar.  Severe weather conditions caused by climate change make it increasingly difficult for locals to harvest their crops. In a country where 80% of the population lives below the poverty line, such conditions can be deadly. The global pandemic has only exacerbated current challenges

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Venezuela’s Crimes Against Humanity

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has condemned the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for crimes against humanity. In the report released by the UNHRC this week, Venezuela was criticized for serious human rights violations including extrajudicial killings, disappearances, unlawful detentions, and acts of torture. The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission

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Vaccine Nationalism And Owing A Duty Of Care To Our Neighbors

‘Vaccine nationalism’ is a dangerous movement that threatens the world’s ability to end the pandemic. Vaccine nationalism is where rich countries pre-purchase COVID-19 vaccines for their citizens or restrict organizations’ ability to supply other nations. This behavior may make a future COVID-19 vaccine inaccessible to low income to medium-income countries.

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Aid Workers Murdered By Terrorist Group In Nigeria

In June, five aid workers have become the latest victims of an insurgent group in Borno State, Nigeria. A recording of the five men being executed was recently released. The five brave aid-workers Ishaku Yakubu, Abdulrahman Dungus, Luka Filibus, Joseph Prince, and Abdulrahman Bulama had worked to assist people in

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The Rise Of Anti-Immigrant Views In Turkey

As of July 2020, approximately 3,600,000 Syrians live in Turkey under Temporary Protection status having escaped tyranny in their homeland. Syrians under temporary protection (SuTP), have access to healthcare, education, social services and the labor market. Turkey’s geographical position made it an ideal place of refuge in 2016 when civil

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Journalists Face Death Penalty in Yemen

On April 11 2020, four journalists were sentenced to death by the Houthi-led rebel Government in Yemen. The journalists were convicted of spying and “broadcasting rumours, fake news, and statements in support of the enemy Saudi Arabia.” The situation has attracted an outpouring of concern from over 150 non-governmental groups,

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Vulnerable And Exposed In The World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Escaping ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees have survived unimaginable atrocities. Now along with the rest of the world, they face an entirely new threat; COVID-19. However, Rohingyas living in the world’s most crowded refugee camp are more vulnerable than most. Living conditions in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong Refugee Camp represent the

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