Author: Sophia Seemann

Displaced Syrians Expected To Struggle With Winter Ahead

On December 2nd, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council that over three million displaced Syrians will be “particularly vulnerable” in what is increasingly looking like it will be a tough winter. Ramesh Rajasingham, Acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said this year’s snow and cold are

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Food Insecurity In Yemen: Revisiting The Stockholm Agreement

On Friday, the World Food Programme (WFP) issued alerts on Yemen’s continuing battle against famine in the country. In the war-torn country, UN humanitarians are seeing children suffering and are at the risk of dying due to malnutrition if they do not receive health care immediately.  There are about 360,000

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Human Rights Violations In Burundi Continue Under New Government Rule

Since President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi took office in June, there has been little to no progress regarding the country’s human rights violations,  as expressed in a report recently submitted to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. The Commission accused the government and

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UN Accuses Maduro Of Human Rights Abuses

The United Nations Humans Rights Council has “grounds to reasonably believe” that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has made orders on “crimes against humanity,” says a 411-page report released last Wednesday. The report concluded that the authoritarian president, his inner circle, and the state have nearly 3,000 cases against them since

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