The Humanitarian Crisis In The Arab World’s Poorest Country

A multilayered humanitarian crisis has reached its tipping point in Yemen. The civil war between the internationally recognised government and the Houthi rebel forces has been ongoing since 2015. It has since devolved into a full blown proxy war between the Saudi led coalition and the Houthis, which are said […]

U.S. Envoy Holds Talks With Afghan And Taliban Officials

Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States special representative for Afghanistan, left for Doha and Kabul in pursuit of peace talks with Taliban and Afghan officials regarding the United States’ military presence in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. Khalilzad departed on Sunday, May 17th, after the Afghan president and the […]

Mozambique Faces Human Rights Crisis From Government And Insurgents

On May 19th the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation met to discuss the “security situation” in Mozambique’s northernmost province, Cabo Delgado. The province faces a shadowy insurgent group, known locally as “al-Shabab” or “Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jama” (ASWJ). The group has committed 350 attacks […]

Why The Western System Of COVID-19 Response Won’t Work In Africa

Confirmed Coronavirus cases have reached over 100,000 in Africa. According to the Africa Center of Regional Studies, the first case of COVID-19 in Africa was reported on February 15th, two months after the virus was initially identified in China. The spread of the pandemic in Africa has been relatively slow […]

Cyclone Amphan And COVID-19: Mass Destruction In South Asia

Cyclone Amphan has pummelled India and Bangladesh and continues to leave a trail of mass destruction and chaos as the two countries attempt to recover. As of May 23rd, at least 106 deaths were confirmed. As per disaster management officials, 80 are from the Indian states of West Bengal and […]

Iran Calling For Global Solidarity During Pandemic

Iran called for global solidarity against the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, saying that U.S. sanctions are “inhumane” and causing “unnecessary suffering and pain”. U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran have not only made Iran suffer economically, but they have also restricted access to vital medicine for Iranians. According to a 2019 report […]

“A Chance At Peace”: UNOPS Highlights Success In Central African Republic

Over 10,000 people across the Central African Republic have received services through a UN-led community violence reduction program. Offered services include vocational training, civics classes, and commercial education. A UN press release today included interviews with several recipients of the program’s services. Sylvie, who survived as a member of an […]

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 […]

The Failed Afghan Peace Deal

The Current Deal The current Afghan peace deal is falling apart at the seams. On February 29th, the United States and the Taliban came to an agreement which included the U.S. and NATO withdrawing all their forces from Afghanistan. The deal also included provisions barring the Taliban from allowing any […]

International Leaders Pledge Billions In Search For COVID-19 Vaccine

The European Union recently held an online summit where over eight billion dollars was pledged to aid in developing a vaccine to battle COVID-19, and to fund research studying the diagnosis and treatment of the virus. The final donors included more than thirty countries and several UN and philanthropic organizations […]

South Sudan’s Vulnerability To COVID-19

In the world’s youngest country, where armed conflict has led to widespread displacement and massive famine, COVID-19 is only making a dire situation worse. South Sudan’s security and humanitarian conditions are only expected to deteriorate as the virus hinders critical humanitarian aid deliveries, burdens an already fragile health system, and staunches the flow of […]