Author: Isabella Patrick

New Zealand Is Removing Its Troops From Afghanistan

New Zealand has decided that it will pull its last troops out of Afghanistan in May of 2021, which will mark the end of the deployment that spanned over 2 decades.  Essentially, Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand prime minister, stated that the NZ army forces were no longer required in

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Child Labour: Economic Development And The Intergenerational Poverty Persistence Cycle

Child labour is simultaneously the cause and the consequence of the lack of economic growth in developing countries. Putting children to work delays economic development, and without economic development, more children find themselves put to work. This creates a self-perpetuating cycle of poverty. The poverty cycle and inability to receive

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Why Donating Goods As Disaster Relief May Be Negative

As a country, New Zealand is always willing and wanting to help its neighbours during a crisis. It is what we do, and always have. However, our actions have a possibility of causing long-term damage and we must be more aware that our actions do not actually have a negative

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Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

In February, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his Middle East plan that had been in negotiations for a long time. This was, however, done without the input and approval of the Palestinians, who in 2018 ended their relationship with the Trump Administration after the recognition of Jerusalem as the “undivided

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Coronavirus: Why Communication Is Key

Currently, more than 2000 people have been infected over the globe, with at least 259 deaths in China already, which are still continuing to rise daily. The Coronavirus is on the move very rapidly and is not slowing down which puts China in a public health crisis. The mysterious disease

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The Dangers Of The Voluntourism Industry

I have always been a firm believer that you should help others where you can give. Giving and volunteering are and have always been key ways to do this. But can volunteering be negative in societies? Voluntourism is an up and coming trend out of the eco-tourism movement. It is

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Most Recent Nobel Peace Prize Winner And What He Did

The most recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 was the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. He assumed office in April 2018 after months of anti-government protests that forced the previous Prime Minister to step down. Since being elected, he has introduced a lot of liberalizing reforms in

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Syria’s Latest Airstrikes

A recent shelling on Tuesday has killed over 24 and wounded over 40 civilians by airstrike and artillery fire in Syria’s province of Idlib. Idlib is one of the last major regions being held by rebel fighters and Jihadists opposed to the President Bashar al-Assad. The bombing was executed by

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World Children’s Day 2019 And Young Activists Being Heard

Since being first established in 1954 on 20th November, World Children’s Day has been a way to endorse “international togetherness, awareness among children, and improving children’s welfare.” It is a time to celebrate the achievements and also demand action. Children are our next generation of leaders, ambassadors, entrepreneurs and game changes.

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