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November 11th, 2019

An Education Crisis: why are so many Nigerian children missing out on school?

Out of almost 83 million under 15 years olds in Nigeria, 13.2 million are out of school. UNICEF found that one in every five children out of school globally are from Nigeria....

November 1st, 2019

The rise of deadly extremism in Nigeria

Violence has been rife in Nigeria for over 30 years. However the combination of a growing population and a mix of weather related factors has lead to a significant increase in ethnoreligious attacks in the last decade....

October 25th, 2019

What could be safer than a “safe zone”?

  On 22nd October 2019 a Russian-Turkish Memorandum of Understanding on north-east Syria was established in response to the violence and humanitarian crisis raging through the region....

October 21st, 2019

The invisible wounds of the Syrian conflict

Even before the Syrian conflict, the availability of public mental health services in Syria was extremely limited....

October 11th, 2019

How widowed Syrian women are achieving new independence in the face of heartache

The conflict in Syria has left increasing numbers of women as the breadwinners and heads of their households. In rural areas, female-headed households are even more vulnerable due to the scarcity of employment opportunities, the upcoming bitter winter is set to make conditions even worse....

October 4th, 2019

The reality of becoming a child soldier in Syria

It doesn’t come as a surprise that 75% of the most vulnerable civilians in Syria are women and children. Much of this vulnerability comes from the extreme poverty they face during the ongoing war....

September 27th, 2019

Timor-Leste; Emerging after decades of conflict.

Timor-Leste sought independence in 2002 after centuries of Portuguese colonial rule, followed by Indonesian occupation and years of conflict which left most of the country displaced and 70% of the infrastructure decimated. In recent y...

September 20th, 2019

How Timor-Leste is fighting off the curse of climate change

Recently climate change appears to be at the top of everyone’s agenda, except world leaders of course, and in July 2019 it was estimated that humanity only had 18 months to save our home planet....

September 13th, 2019

Timor-Leste: The paradox of malnourishment within fertile lands, and the powerful potential of programmes utilizing ‘word of mouth’ networks.

Timor-Leste is a country which has been left out of the international spotlight and can often be neglected by humanitarian groups and activists....

September 6th, 2019

Recognising the need for further female empowerment in Timor-Leste

Since independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has seen an increase in young people internally migrating, 51.6% being women....
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