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European Countries Prepare To Reopen To Tourists

After months of closed borders to all tourism-related travel due to COVID-19, several European countries and the European Union are beginning to draft plans regarding the reopening of many borders to tourism. The European Commission has been encouraging its members to correlate their borders and re-openings, and while some are […]


Coronavirus Profiteers: The Pandemic And Organised Crime

Earlier in April, it was reported that the Mafia in Italy and cartels in Mexico have been distributing food and aid packages to impoverished locals suffering at the hands of the pandemic. Given their violent reputation, this benevolence may appear surprising: however, across the world, criminal organisations are set to […]


Misinformation In The COVID-19 Era

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began late last year, various sources have propagated a gamut of false information about the disease. Some of this misinformation has been politically motivated. For example, the initial Chinese response of downplaying COVID-19’s mortality rate, or supporters of President Trump presenting the virus as a political […]


Pope Francis Starts Emergency COVID-19 Fund

On Monday April 6, Pope Francis started an emergency fund  to help developing countries affected by the coronavirus and jumpstarted the donations with a generous contribution of $750,000. The Pope has also specifically asked church entities and dioceses to contribute.  This initiative differs from the response of other nations. For […]


Public Trust In Times Of Crisis – New Zealand’s Successful COVID-19 Response

In times of crisis, people look to their leaders to take decisive action. The COVID-19 pandemic has exemplified this well as the global population relies on their governments to prevent widespread infection and minimize fatalities. While many global leaders, such as U.S. President Donald Trump, have been criticized for inadequate […]


Italy Locks Down Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 9th, Italy set precedent as the first European country to enter a lockdown in the hope of forestalling the coronavirus, which induces the highly contagious COVID-19. As of that date, sixteen million people were affected by movement and transportation restrictions, leaving a quarter of the population frozen. The […]


A Chance To Re-imagine Our Place In The Natural World: An Opportunity Presented By COVID-19

Times of crisis offer a space for individual reflection. They can promote new forms of self-awareness and on larger scales can even change societal values and priorities. COVID-19 seems likely to be a crisis that not only requires dramatic shifts in the way we live in the short term, it […]


COVID-19 In Latin America

What might happen in Latin America with weak economies, fragile public health systems, high rates of unemployment, and huge inefficiencies in the delivery of other public services, if the continent reaches a peak in the cases of coronavirus infections? Timeline Of Outbreak The first case of COVID-19 in Latin America […]


European Countries Continue To Respond To COVID-19 Pandemic, Leading To Border Closures And EU Difficulties

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, causing heightened panic around the globe, many nations have elected to close their borders to curb its effects reduce the number of novel cases, especially those brought by people entering the country who may be sick. As of this week, leaders of European […]


COVID-19: UK Government’s Controversial Response

As of March 12th, confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK have risen to 590. The true number of cases could be much higher. Moving from the “containing” phase to the “delaying” phase, the National Health Service system is on an emergency footing. Although 30 designated hospitals are still receiving patients, […]


EU Reports Reveal Libya’s Reason For Migrant Detentions

Since 2000, the number of migrants from conflict countries in Africa attempting to cross the Mediterranean has geometrically increased. The influx has been unmaintainable and has forced several European governments to institute strict border policies. Until recently, the Guardian reports explain how preventing migrants from entering Italy via Libya is […]


Multiple Racist Incidents Tarnish Football Yet Again In The UK, Bulgaria And Italy

This weekend saw three separate racist incidents across British football, in another shameful week which started with England players being subject to abhorrent racism at an away match in Bulgaria. All three cases are subject to investigations either by the police or the clubs themselves. The three incidents happened at […]


Italy Resettles 91 Refugees And Migrants Via Humanitarian Corridor Project

Resettlement remains one of the best temporary options for refugees, especially those living where there is little or no government support. Exceptionally, the collaboration of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI), the Community of Sant’Egidio, Waldensian Table, Methodist Churches, Caritas Italiana and the Italian government are the brain […]