Kathryn Hanlon

The International Committee Of The Red Cross To Suspend Operations In Afghanistan

On Wednesday this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) suspended operations in Afghanistan following an attack on eight ICRC aid workers earlier in the week. An ICRC convoy was ambushed and six ICRC employees have been killed while two are still missing. The aid workers, carrying livestock […]

Afghan Government Controls Less Than 60 Percent Of The Country

In the fifteen years since the US-led intervention in Afghanistan the Taliban are rapidly retaking territory in Afghanistan. This past Wednesday, a US watchdog agency released a report claiming that the Afghanistan government controlled less than 60 percent of the country after security forces retreated from many strongholds last year. Foreign […]

The Netherlands Commit $10 Million To Aid Abortion Services In Developing Nations

Last Monday President Donald Trump, in a bid to uphold his election promises, signed a decree to reinstate a policy on abortion and international aid funding. The policy, more commonly known as the Mexico City Policy, was originally created under U.S President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Being a controversial policy, […]

Gender Inequality In Egypt

This week there has been a focus on women’s rights and gender equality. In the spirit of promoting gender equality and to bring to light the different roles of women around the world, this article will focus on gender inequality in Egypt. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report […]

Save The Children International Has Demanded An Increase In Funding

On the 12th of January, at the London School of Economics the head of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, gave a speech addressing the violation of children’s rights across the world. In her speech, she has demanded an increase in funding from the United Nations. The increase in funding […]

Female Genital Mutilation In Tanzania

Last month in northern Tanzania, more than 800 girls were subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Despite the practice being outlawed in Tanzania, the practice still affects millions of girls in the country. Up to 7.9 million girls and women in Tanzania are thought to have undergone FGM. However, FGM […]

Oman Joins The Saudi-Led Anti-Terrorism Islamic Coalition

Earlier this week, Oman confirmed its move to join a Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries to fight terrorism. This move has been praised by other Gulf Arab states. The Omani Foreign Ministry hopes the move will bring peace and security to the region. In December 2015, Saudi Arabia announced the […]

The United Nations To Prepare Cases Of The War Crimes Committed In Syria

On Wednesday the United Nations General Assembly elected to establish a special team to prepare cases on the war crime and human rights abuses committed during the conflict in Syria. The war in Syria has seen 22 million people uprooted and 400,000 people killed. The war has lasted almost 6 […]

Yemen’s Starving Children

According to a report released by UNICEF, hunger amongst Yemen’s children is at an all-time high. The report, which was released on Monday, warns that 2.2 million children are in urgent need of care. In early 2015, a conflict broke out in Yemen between a Saudi Arabia-led coalition and the […]

People On War Survey: A Review Of The Findings

  This week the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released the results of its People on War Survey 2016. Some results are concerning and others provide hope. But before we dive into the findings, let us start with a little background. The People on War Survey was conducted […]