Olivia Inwood

About Olivia Inwood

Olivia Inwood is in the final year of her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of New South Wales, majoring in Media, Culture and Technology. She is particularly interested in writing about current refugee policies. As a Correspondent at The OWP, she hopes to critically write about global issues and promote peaceful resolutions to conflicts.

Chaos In The Libyan Sea Continues: Oil-Smuggling And An Active Slave Trade

The Libyan coastguard has seized oil tankers from two Ukrainian and Congolese flagged-vessels after an hours-long shootout at sea. The crews caught smuggling oil were discovered 2 km off Sidi Said near Zuwara, a town on the central coast of Libya. In response, the Libyan coastguard boarded the two vessels […]

UNICEF Report: The Chibok Anniversary And Rise In Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers

UNICEF has released a report to coincide with the three-year anniversary since the devastating abduction of the Chibok girls in 2014. The report has called attention to the alarming number of children being used as suicide bombers by Boko Haram; a terrorist organisation based in Nigeria, with links to Islamic […]

A Review Of The US-China Summit And Responses To The Use Of Chemical Weapons

After a recent meeting in Florida, without elaborating on the exact details of their meeting, US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China have announced that they are making progress in narrowing their differences. Nonetheless, in regards to recent actions undertaken by the US, in opposition to the […]

The Two-State Solution And Its Alternatives In 2017

What is the significance of the two-state solution in 2017? UN Resolutions dating back to 1974 have called for the ‘Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine’ through the establishment of the two-state solution. The two-state solution proposes that in order to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict ‘two states for two […]

People Smuggling In Libya: Drownings In The Mediterranean Sea And EU Policy Failures

250 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, after two partially submerged dinghies were found 30km off the Libyan coast. On Thursday 30th March, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms spokeswoman Laura Lanuza, said its boat Golfo Azzurro had recovered five floating bodies, found close to the […]

The Refugees Seeking Asylum In Yemen

Last month, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a campaign to spread awareness about Yemen’s refugee crisis. Whilst most people might think about people fleeing war-torn Yemen, this campaign addresses the dangers of refugees, mainly from Ethiopia and Somali, making the harrowing journey to Yemen to seek asylum. According […]

Recent Report: Romani Children Face Discrimination In Slovakia

A recent report by Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), A Lesson in Discrimination: Segregation of Romani children in Primary Education in Slovakia, has revealed how Romani children are systematically denied the right to a proper education, and face poverty, routine discrimination and exclusion in Slovakia. The report was released […]

Establishing Digital Peace: Combatting Cyberwarfare

Cyberwarfare is one of the major issues threatening world peace. Whilst we often think about warfare in terms of on the ground fighting capabilities, cyberwarfare also has real-world consequences and can directly affect civilians in their day-to-day lives. Cyberwarfare is defined by RAND (a technology research organization) as involving “the […]

Safe Zones In Syria: A Politicized Plan

The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, condemned a recent plan to create ‘safe zones’ in Syria, stating that Syria does not have the appropriate conditions to host refugees fleeing from the country’s nearly six-year-old war. Grandi and the Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, held a meeting […]

Fearing Deportation: Refugees In Serbia Refuse Official Camps

In Serbia, 2,000 refugees are currently seeking shelter in an abandoned railway depot in the capital city Belgrade, as they are refusing to go into official camps due to fears of deportation. As reported by Médecins Sans Frontières, this shelter risks becoming a ‘New Calais’ as the refugees, abandoned by […]