Author: Zaryab Makhdoom

Xinjiang: Why Muslim-Majority Countries Are Silent

For decades, the Uyghur people in the Chinese region of Xinjiang have been oppressed by their own state. This oppression has intensified since 2014, and more recent activities threaten the whole culture. Muslim-majority countries turn a blind eye, and the world has been primarily focused on their own issues surrounding

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Israel’s Annexation Of The West Bank – Will It Still Happen?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation deadline of July 1st came and went, having not received the green light from the U.S. administration. In January, President Trump announced a ‘deal of the century’, a Middle East peace plan that Palestinians deem to be constructed on Netanyahu’s desk. The

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Food Insecurity In An Uncertain Time

According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 690 million people were hungry in 2019 and COVID-19 may add a further 83 – 132 million people to this number by the end of the year. The annual report published by multiple United Nations agencies last week

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A Mental Health Crisis Following The Covid-19 Pandemic

A historical wave of mental health problems, such as depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide has accompanied the Covid-19 pandemic.  Whilst many countries have spent billions in schemes to protect their economy and workplace, even the most developed of countries, however, have vastly underfunded mental health systems.

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A Green Way Forward Post COVID-19

The parallels between Covid-19 and climate change are evident. There are lessons to be learned from the coronavirus pandemic, that could put us in a better position to fight climate change in the future.

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Should Be Understood As A Health, Humanitarian And Development Emergency

The coronavirus pandemic should not only be understood as a health emergency, but also a humanitarian and developmental one as well. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammad emphasizes, “these emergencies are compounding existing inequalities… In advanced economies, we’re seeing higher rates of mortality among already marginalized groups. And in developing

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Ramadan And Covid-19: Mosques In Pakistan To Remain Open

This weekend, millions of Muslims around the world have welcomed the beginning of Ramadan. But this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most countries have shut their places of worship during the holy month, encouraging believers to practice their religion at home instead. The Khana Ka’ba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia,

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