Ruby Shealy

About Ruby Shealy

Ruby Shealy is a sophomore at Wellesley College pursuing a bachelor's degree in international relations.

Refugee Camps Struggle To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreaks

As Coronavirus spreads around the world, health experts and humanitarian groups warn that the disease could be especially devastating for individuals living in overcrowded refugee camps. While there are few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in refugee camps, testing is severely limited, and several doctors told the New York Times that […]

Locust Swarms In East Africa Threaten Millions With Food Shortages

On Tuesday, South Sudan’s Minister of Agricultural and Forestry Betty Achan announced that swarms of locusts had begun destroying crops and grazing land across the country putting citizens at risk of widespread famine. South Sudan is not alone in battling this unprecedented number of locusts as several countries including Yemen, […]

Cameroon Releases 333 Prisoners Amid National Peace Dialogue

On Thursday, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya announced the release of 333 prisoners arrested for their participation in separatist uprisings. Biya made the announcement on Twitter saying, “I have ordered the discontinuance of proceedings pending before Military Tribunals against 333 persons arrested for misdemeanors, in connection with the crisis in the […]

Indonesian Police Ban Violent Protests And Separatist Speeches In Papua 1

On Friday, Indonesian Chief Security Minister Wiranto announced that the police force had banned violent demonstrations and separatist speeches in Papua following two weeks of widespread demonstrations against racial and ethnic discrimination in the region. Some protestors have called for restored internet access and the removal of extra troops deployed […]

Abuse In U.S. Women’s Prisons: The Need For Systematic Reform

On August 21st, the Miami Herald reported that Cheryl Weimar, a 51-year-old inmate at Lowell Correctional Institution in Marion County, Florida, was assaulted by a correctional lieutenant. Witnesses claimed that Weimar was complaining to officers that she was unable to clean toilets due to a pre-existing hip condition when a […]

EU Nations Agree To Take In Refugees Stranded On The Ocean Viking Rescue Ship Near Malta 1

On Thursday, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Romania agreed to take in 356 African refugees aboard the Ocean Viking, a Norwegian-flagged rescue ship that has been stranded near Malta for two weeks. The EU Migration Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, negotiated the deal between Malta and the six other EU countries […]

Myanmar And Bangladesh Agree To Start Repatriation Effort

Last week, the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to begin the process of repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from refugee camps in Bangladesh to the Rakhine State. According to Myint Thu, a spokesman for Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Abdul Hassan Mahmood Ali, a Bangladeshi foreign minister, 3,540 refugees […]

Senate Fails To Override Trump’s Veto Of Saudi Arms Sales Bills

On Monday, July 29, the United States Senate failed to override three of Trump’s vetoes of Saudi arms sales legislation. The bipartisan coalition supporting the regulation of arms sales needed a two-thirds majority to overturn the vetoes, but they fell short with votes of 45-40, 45-39, and 46-41. Politico reports […]