Author: Jenna Homewood

Yemen’s Impending Man-Made Famine

The Yemeni civil war is referred to as “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time,” by the United Nations. The war began in March 2015 and has been ongoing for three years. The conflict is between the Houthi rebels, a minority Shia group from the north of Yemen, allegedly

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Climate Change: A Catalyst For Mass Migration

Climate change is a contributing factor to mass migration as people are forced to leave vulnerable areas in search of more viable places to live. People move inland, to cities, or cross international borders to seek refuge. According to the United Nations, between 2008 and 2015, on average 26.4 million people

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Social Media And Tech Companies Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

In recent years, the illegal trafficking of ivory and other exotic wildlife products has grown exponentially through the use of social media and the internet. To help eradicate wildlife trade, a coalition was launched on March 7th by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Wildlife Trade Monitoring Organization (TRAFFIC), and International

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Conflict Between Nigerian Farmers And Herdsmen Provoked By Climate Change

Nigeria is currently experiencing ongoing conflict between indigenous, subsistence farmers and nomadic herdsmen, who are mainly of the Fulani ethnic group.  Amnesty International reported 168 deaths in January 2018 as a result of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in several Nigerian states; Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna.  Farmers say herders

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