Conflict Regions

By Anita Jelodari, Blog writer Genocide is an old crime, but a new concept. The explanation of genocide for those who are unaffected by it may seem hard to feel and understand. The word Genocide is made up of 2 different parts; “Genos” which means Generation, plus “Cide” which means to kill. This word was… Read More


By Sharon Zea Rincon, Blog writer As of August 5th, the Jammu and Kashmir, a region administered by India that has seen relentless conflict for the past 70 years, was stripped of its autonomy by India. Fighting began when India and Pakistan became independent in 1947 and both wanted control over Jammu and Kashmir. The… Read More


By Sharon Zea Rincon, Blog writer The conflict between the military and the ethnic Rakhine armed rebel group, the Arakan Army, has reached new levels of violence. The Arakan Army abducted ethnic Rohingya men and took them to remote locations in the forest. Local villagers were unable to protect themselves or interfere because the Arakan… Read More


By Lydia Zhou, Blog writer On Sunday June 17, former President Omar al-Bashir made his first public appearance since his overthrow in April. After 16 weeks of street protests against Bashir’s 30 year rule, his government was ousted through a military coup. Bashir has since appeared in court to face charges for corruption, ranging from… Read More


By Iris Jungmin Seo, Blog writer Responding to the reluctant political climate of the global refugee crisis and President Trump’s travel ban, Prime Minister Trudeau has expressed Canada’s intolerance to discrimination and embracement of refugees with the controversial twitter hashtag #WelcomeToCanada in 2017. Two years later in 2019, Canada is currently facing a different kind… Read More