Stories written by Flossie Baker

Alberta’s Oil Sands Bring Jobs, Services and Despair

“First the bugs began to disappear,” says Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

Alarming Rise of Rapes in Eastern DRC

Increasing numbers of men, women and children are being raped in North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as recurrent conflict continues to displace citizens.

Extreme Floods Hit North Korea

Heavy seasonal rains over the past two weeks has caused extreme flooding and consecutive landslides across large areas of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

A Generation of Illiterate Children in Syria?

The ongoing conflict in Syria will have dire consequences for future generations, United Nations Special Representative for Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui told the Security Council Monday.

Engaging Men to Eliminate Gender Based Violence

The vital role gender stereotypes play in promoting peace was highlighted at the United Nations this week.

Locusts Plague Madagascar

With over 80 percent of its population struggling to eke out a living on less than a dollar a day, Madagascar is now one of the world’s poorest countries.



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