Author: Karen Cheung

Displaced From One Tragedy To Another

PNG authorities report that they have removed the 328 men left from the decommissioned Manus Island detention centre to new camps, the last of them being cruelly removed. Peter Dutton, Australia’s Immigration Minister, has confirmed that the centre has now been emptied. Focus points: It is reported that the refugees

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Death Toll At 72 After Suicide Bombers Target Afghanistan Mosques

Friday prayers on October 20 were interrupted by suicide bombers who struck two mosques in Afghanistan. A Shiite mosque in Kabul and separately, a Sunni mosque in Western Ghor province resulting in the death of at least 72 people. These deaths add to the already troubled nation’s sorrow as the

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Is Climate Change A Driver of Humanitarian Crisis Or A Mere Fad?

This report will explore the query as to whether climate change is a driver of humanitarian crises or a mere concurrent phase of the global community social trend. Humanitarian crises occur when a society is unable to effectively adapt with the social, economic and environmental strains upon it and such

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Has Violence Won Against The Rohingya?

In the past month, approximately 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the Myanmar border to Bangladesh in an attempt to escape the hostility of Myanmar’s Rakhine state. To date, the UN’s refugee agency reports that these Muslims walked through jungles for days in order to escape brutal treatment, all the

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How Many Lives Is A Dubai 2.0 Worth?

With the birth of a mega city comes the suffering of many as the Nigerian authorities reveal plans for further growth, development and tourism. Residents of Otodo Gbame woke up on 17 March 2017 to unwanted visitors comprising of helicopters, gunboats and police trucks. Waking up in a slum is

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U.S. Supreme Court Backs Trump Travel Ban Order

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued approval of President Donald Trump’s motion to implement a ban on refugees entering the country from all corners of the world. Key points of the ban: Relatives of Legal U.S. residents will be exempt from the travel ban. Entry is allowed for refugees if

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In China We Trust, Hopefully

The world faces a heightened sense of emergency in the wake of the most recent North Korea’s headlining missile launch. In Kim Jong Un’s annual New Year’s address in January, the North Korean leader announced that the country’s race to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of waging wars, is

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North Korea Launches 18th Missile Of The Year

Tuesday morning literally started with a bang. A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile, a weapon born of nuclear payload motives, flew over Japan and crashed into the Pacific Ocean 575 miles east of Japan. This daringly unprecedented provocation sparked chaos in Japan’s northern Hokkaido island where the Prime Minister Shinzo

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UNHCR Condemns ‘Cash-For-Boat Turn Back’

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) representative, Thomas Vargas, has called for legal retribution and condemnation of governments that make payments to smugglers. Amnesty International alleges that Australian officials who paid people smugglers to return to Indonesia have committed transnational crimes. The organization has released a report detailing

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Military Veterans Condemn Targeting Of Minorities In India

Over 100 military veterans in India united to pen a public letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the hostile targeting of Muslims and Dalits (the lowest caste in Hindu tradition) for their consumption of beef. The letter reflects the strong stance against violence and stated that “We can

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