Young Generation

‘Over Half’ of British Donations to Minor Syrian Relief Charities Go to Fund ISIS

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Over half the UK’s humanitarian donations to Syria via smaller charities end up in the hands of ISIS and other Islamist groups, according to London-based anti-radicalisation think-tank the Quilliam Foundation. “When you take out the major charities like the British Red Cross and the Red Crescent, more than half of the ‘aid’ that goes out to Syria ends up with ... Read More »

Opinion: To Combat Malnutrition, Don’t Just Produce More Food—Produce Better Food

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Two billion people lack essential micronutrients in their diets. We need to create more nutritious food systems, says FAO director-general. Our current food systems face a tough challenge: ensuring food security as well as a balanced diet for everyone around the globe. The figures are striking: Around 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and roughly two billion people suffer ... Read More »

Thailand: Muslim Separatists Torch Six Schools in One Night

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Insurgents in Thailand have torched six schools in one night, leaving thousands of children unable to attend classes. The arsonists tied the hands and feet of school security guards before pouring gasoline around the buildings in Pattani, southern Thailand, deputy governor of Pattani Somphoch Suwannarat was quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying. No one was injured during the attack, ... Read More »

Courage and Hope

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What the Nobel Peace Prize means to me. Today, I was honoured to learn I have been selected to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. I am proud I am the first young person and first Pakistani to win this prize. It is an honour I share with Kailash Satyarthi — a hero in the fight for children globally. More than ever, our ... Read More »

Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs: We want children out of detention

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Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs wants all children released from detention, including Nauru, saying Australia is responsible for the welfare of the children it is detaining. Comment: Keeping children in detention doesn’t stop people smugglers On Friday, a draft of the commission’s inquiry into children in detention was provided to the immigration department. The inquiry has heard from workers ... Read More »

The Meeting Spot

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“Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.” Benjamin Rush Recently, Neos Kosmos featured an important piece of writing penned by Elena Piaki, a year 12 student of literature who sought to portray “collapsing values, such as democratic or cultural values, that were longstanding in the history of Greece but are collapsing due to a rise in xenophobia and ... Read More »

Nauru staff report persistent child abuse and self-harm, leaked documents show

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Exclusive: minutes of meetings and an intelligence report obtained by Guardian Australia reveal regular concerns about child protection and self harm in detention centres  Jump to comments Staff at Nauru detention centres have reported persistent acts of child abuse and self harm within the offshore camps over several months, a series of leaked documents obtained by Guardian Australia reveal. A Save ... Read More »

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom: What We Can Do Now for the Arctic

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Last week I was in New York, where policy makers and the public alike spoke out about climate change. None of us are strangers to the realities of climate change — steadily climbing temperatures and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, melting ice and rising sea levels. However, fewer people are aware of how they can help to tackle the problem. While ... Read More »