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On a visit to Calais camp last September, President of France, Francois Holland, set up an action plan to dismantle the camp and relocate over 3000 migrants to reception centres in several locations around the country. Holland declared that this step has been taken because of humanitarian reasons related...
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan recently won a Nobel Prize for literature-sparking controversy, with many contesting the changing nature of the esteemed prize and the scope it covers. After a stint of silence from the singer, he came out to say he was “speechless” about receiving the award, but last...
Pfizer reported in 2014 that the profit from this particular vaccine was 4.3 billion USD and that it’s expected to grow to 5.8 by 2020. This huge profit comes from the willingness of several countries to buy a life-saving vaccine with a hugely inflated price. In the United States, for...
The aim of this article is to counter the general fear that has spread around European citizens after the recent terrorist attacks, through the only means we have: rationale and cultural tools. In fact, after Orlando and Nice, criminal experts raised the following issue: are we sure that we...
Racism is the act of labelling someone in a negative way because of his/her colour, religion, nationality, sexuality. We have been told since we were kids that we should not mock someone because of his/her differences. However, this easy lesson "no differences, we are all equals" seems to be more...
The Salvation Army asserts that between 2012 and March 2016, there has been an increase of roughly 4100 slavery victims helped by the organization, resulting in an overall of approximately 4500 victims who were given support by March 2016. The organization has not specified what this support entails. This number represents...
Sexual violence in the workplace is one of the most underreported and under-investigated crimes in various societies around the world. Despite a growing push in recent years to instigate policies and behaviours that attempt to combat this violence; it remains a prevalent and silent problem in workplaces with severe...
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is intended to protect the rights of individuals throughout the world.  Although the declaration has been implemented to allow human lives to flourish safely, each continent has been the victim of unlimited violations of these human rights acts. Taking a closer look at each...
There is a constant debate as to whether drinking water is a privilege or a right. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (UN), water is a basic human right. In short, everyone should have access to clean and safe drinking water. In most...
Across numerous countries over the East and South Africa, extreme weather conditions have caused severe drought placing the regions at high risk of a food and water crisis. The situation in countries such as Botswana and Somalia has reached alarming levels, with malnutrition and dehydration concerns leaving these countries with...