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Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer In recent years the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping operations have been roundly criticized for their inability to respond effectively to international humanitarian crisis. However, recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decisions, and independent analysts’ reports on peacekeeping, give the international institution an opportunity to regain its status as a global protector.… Read More


Banke Kayode-Sorinwa, Blog Writer When will the children of South Sudan again run on their streets without fear? Is there any possibility they will attend schools like their peers in war-free countries do? Will those abducted ever be returned to their parents? These questions could go on unanswered.… Read More


Chad Rickaby, Blog Writer Houthi rebels remain in control of much of Yemen. They have failed to abide by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2216 that calls for the relinquishment of all controlled territory. The Saudi led Arab coalition had hopes of seizing air strikes against the Houthi rebels, ending the “Decisive Storm”… Read More


Sho Shibata, Blog Writer The term “genocide” has been persistently used as a signifier describing atrocities of the worst kind on a mass scale. Yet, many overlook the contributions the so-called “one man NGO”, Raphael Lemkin – the man who coined the term “genocide”, has had on the advocacy for recognition of genocide as an… Read More


Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer Canada has traditionally held a very important humanitarian leadership role around the world. Peacekeeping missions have given it the legacy of a nation who aids countries in desperate need of relief. These efforts were recognized internationally when Canada was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts. The country’s concentration on… Read More