Category: Middle East

Yemen has been Starving to Death

Over half Mazrak camp's residents are children under 18-years old, many of them are malnourished, with upwards of a thousand cases of severe malnourishment.

While going through one of its worst conflicts with no hope for a timely settlement, Yemen’s humanitarian situation is going downhill. A few days ago, the United Nations published a worrying statement on how  Yemen and three other countries are about…

Dr. Feelbad: The Terrible Trend of Bombing Hospitals

Man protesting against the deliberate targeting of civilians in Aleppo, December 2016.  https://flic.kr/p/QjEUPe

As any reader familiar with apocalyptic fiction would know, crimes against humanity are the norm in war. In the books and movies that define the genre, hospitals are bombed, scores of refugees pour from decimated provinces, and civilians are indiscriminately…

Are All Refugees Treated Equally?

A Refugee Camp 
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With the summer months looming ahead, many of us imagine being on a beach with the scorching sun on our backs, calmly erasing any stress from the previous year. For others, a much darker reality lies ahead. The same water,…

Adnan Tanrıverdi and the Ascent of Turkey’s Hardliners

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In August 2016, as branches of the Turkish government faced significant restructuring following July’s botched putsch, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan picked retired Brigadier General Adnan Tanrıverdi as his top security advisor. Tanrıverdi, the owner of SADAT International Defense Consultancy, has…