Author: Olivia Berntsson

U.N. Urges 57 Countries To Reclaim Women And Children From Syrian Camps

On Monday, February 8th, U.N. rights experts urged 57 states to repatriate women and children who are being held in camps associated with Islamic State fighters in northeast Syria. According to Reuters, the citizens are being held under “sub-human” conditions without legitimate process. Experts explained that under international law, the

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Putin calls pro-Navalny marches illegal

On January 25th, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to convict protestors who were demonstrating to demand the release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained in one of Moscow’s most infamous jails. He was being held on a 30-day pre-trial detention order for failing to check in with

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Water Security In Bolivia Declines From Glacier Melt

Bolivia’s Tuni glacier has shrunk rapidly over the past decade, now putting the nation’s capital city in a critical water shortage. Located in the heart of South America, the landlocked country experiences low rainfall and regular droughts. The 800,000 citizens of La Paz have depended on water from the glaciers

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330 Students Kidnapped – Is Boko Haram Expanding?

On December 11th, over 800 students were getting ready for the night at northwestern Nigeria’s Government Science Secondary School when it was attacked by armed men. The majority of the schoolboys managed to escape, but over 330 were abducted, likely by the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram, and held captive

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