Megan Gill

The Ukraine Crisis: The World Must Do More

Citizens in Ukraine’s Donbass region will face their fourth uncertain winter during Ukraine’s conflict, which has seen more than 10,000 killed and at least 23,000 injured. In January 2014, Ukraine had no displaced people; yet, now it can be found on the world’s top ten list, with approximately 2 million […]

Tens Of Thousands Dying From Counterfeit Drugs

One in ten drugs in developing countries are fake or substandard, leading to the deaths of tens of thousands, namely children with pneumonia and malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. A first major review of the problem highlighted bogus drugs as a growing threat, with increased pharmaceutical […]

Bringing The Light To Refugee Camps

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has teamed up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to launch a creative and integrated brand campaign, Become The Light. The campaign aims to bring light to the residents of Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda and promote the Olympic values of excellence, […]

Charity Steps In To Assist Sick Chibok Girls

A Nigerian charity will help a group of sick and injured Chibok schoolgirls receive the treatment they need after the girls’ parents said the government has failed to help them pay their medical bills. More than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, by Boko Haram […]

South Sudan’s Youth: Leaders For Change

The crisis in South Sudan has engulfed a population already living in a fragile state, significantly affecting the large youth population. Approximately four million people have been forced to flee their homes in South Sudan since war broke out in late 2013 . Half of those are living as internally […]

Explosion Kills UN Peacekeepers In Mali

Three UN peacekeepers have been killed and two others wounded after their vehicle struck an explosive device in Northern Mali. The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement said the explosion occurred at 14.30 GMT on Thursday as the vehicle escorted a ‘logistic convoy’ between Tessalit and […]

Afghanistan Hit By Deadly Attacks On Mosques

Two separate attacks on Mosques in Afghanistan have killed more than 60 people and wounded dozens more. Mosques in Kabul and Ghor were struck by suicide bombers at the end of a particularly deadly week for the country. In one attack, worshippers in a Shia Mosque in Kabul were targeted […]

Post-Election Killings And Abuse In Kenya

Kenya’s presidential election held on August 8, 2017, has stirred significant unrest within the country for its serious human rights violations, involving killings and beatings by police. At least 37 people, including three children, have been killed, and over 100 badly injured in the protests that followed the election results. […]

Violations Against Children In Armed Conflicts

Armed conflict has significant negative impacts for a country, and indeed the peace and security of the wider international community. A forgotten implication of war, and one that has done severe damage, is the violation against children in armed conflicts. The world faces serious challenges for the protection of children […]

UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali Blast

At least three United Nations peacekeepers from Bangladesh have been killed after their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali’s troubled north. The peacekeeping mission, known as the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said that another five soldiers had been seriously wounded. The attack occurred early Sunday morning on […]