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Africa’s Facing the World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis And You Probably Didn’t Know

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Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are currently facing what United Nations calls the ‘World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis’ since its formation in 1945. With more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation, out of which 1.4 million are children, Africa is battling with one of the most …

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The Women’s March: What were you marching for?

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A couple weeks ago over 3 million people worldwide marched for justice, the rights of the marginalized, a better future and for what makes America beautiful in the Women’s March. Three AMPster’s share their own experiences. Nicki participated in the “Disability March,” an amazing and inclusive alternative for people who were not able …

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A Brief Look at the Impact of Climate Change

By Aaron Hendrix Hi, I’m Aaron Hendrix. I am a rising sophomore at Georgetown University majoring in Justice and Peace Studies. This semester I will be focusing on how climate change impacts the distribution of health care (particularly in disadvantaged communities). I sincerely hope that you enjoy my posts and …

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Environmental Injustice: The Damage is Gendered

By Jillian Tsacoyeanes. Women trying to salvage flood damaged maize in Chokwe Photo Credit: Alexander Matheou/IFRC These days, climate change is a buzzword. We hear about melting icecaps, polar vortices, and damaging pollutants, but are we listening to the whole story? As humans, we may be damaging the entire Earth …

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A Water Crisis?

By Wanjiku Gatheru. Water – the essential ingredient to life on earth – has become increasingly scarce. Across the globe, clean and accessible drinking water is out of reach for over 1 billion people. As the world population rapidly increases, access to clean water is becoming a leading concern worldwide. …

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