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Yemen: Effective Humanitarian Aid Depends on a Peace Accord


By René Wadlow

The United Nations (UN) together with the governments of Sweden and Switzerland which have often led humanitarian issues in the UN system held a high-level pledging conference in Geneva on April 25, 2017 to again draw attention to the deepening humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, currently the largest food security emergency in the world. 392 more words

World Law

Opinion: Yemen needs food, not arms

The world promised Yemen only half the aid it needs. Yet at the same time, arms sales to the warring factions are thriving. What is needed now is an arms embargo, writes Matthias von Hein. 768 more words

Saudi Arabia

Opinion: Understanding the Syrian Conflict, and How It Can Be Resolved

With more than 400,000 dead people and 5,000,000 registered refugees, the Syrian conflict has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in contemporary History. Despite these shocking numbers, the common reactions have failed to see the complexity of the situation and the ulterior motives of the players who have long been involved in this conflict. 827 more words


Saudi Arabia Elected to Women's Rights Commission

No, this is not an Onion article.

Saudi Arabia, one of the most oppressive countries towards women, has been elected to the Women’s Rights Commission for a 2018-2022 term. 195 more words

Not the Onion: UN Vote Allows Saudi Arabia on Women's Council

Alex Mihailovic speaks with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and author of Kingdom of the Unjust, about the ultraconservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. 49 more words

Middle East & North Africa

Trump Thinks UN Should Take On Solving World Conflicts -Not Countries Solving Them?

April 26, 2017


Remember when Trump told us all he was not for the UN having as much emphasis on laws and decisions when it comes to foreign policy as well as policy right here in the USA? 754 more words

President Trump