Author: Georgia Smith

The Devastating Effects Of Lebanon’s Energy Crisis

The economic crisis in Lebanon has made fuel a scarce commodity, leading to blackouts across the country as the population adjusts to life without electricity. This economic crisis erupted in 2019 as the result of corruption, mismanagement, and sustained policy inaction. According to the World Bank, the crisis has become

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Extrajudicial Killings In Egypt

According to a report released by Human Rights Watch on 7 September 2021, Egyptian Interior Ministry forces have committed a series of probable extrajudicial killings in recent years. These killings have formed a suspicious pattern, consistently being carried out under the guise of ‘shootouts’ with alleged terrorists. The report claims

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Madagascar Is On The Brink Of The World’s First Climate-Induced Famine

According to United Nations officials, Southern Madagascar is on the brink of the world’s first climate-induced famine as hundreds of thousands struggle with the effects of prolonged drought. The World Food Program (WFP) recently warned that 1.14 million people are suffering from severe acute food insecurity, and a further 400,000

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IPCC Climate Change Report Reveals A ‘Code Red For Humanity’

In the race against climate change, humanity is quickly running out of time. On 9 August, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 2021 AR6 climate change report in addition to a summary for policy leaders. One hundred ninety-five countries endorsed the Report, and its findings

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Severe Drought Threatens COVID-Ravaged Afghani Civilians

Millions of Afghani people are struggling to provide food for themselves and their families due to a combination of severe drought, COVID-19, and a surge in violence as foreign troops withdraw from the country. Over 12 million people — approximately one-third of the total population — face high levels of

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Nigerian Kidnappers Release 28 Schoolchildren

Nigerian kidnappers have released 28 of the 121 schoolchildren captured on 5 July from Bethel Baptist High School located in Damishi in Northern Nigeria. The Canberra Times reported that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 500,000 nairas (AUD $1600) per student. Mohammed Jalige, a spokesman for the Nigerian Police, said

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Four Dead From ‘Worst On Record’ Cyprus Fire

A huge wildfire raging in Cyprus has left four dead and a trail of destruction in its wake. On 4 July, Civil Defense volunteers found the victims outside the village of Odou, which lies along the southern edge of the Troodos mountains. The men were all aged from 22 to

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