In Mauritania, Modern Day Slavery And Health Inequality

A view of refugees walking at the Mbere refugee camp on May 3, 2012, near Bassiknou, southern Mauritania. “They never took me to the doctor when I was ill.” These are the words spoken by Merieme Mint Hamadi when asked about her life as a slave. Merieme, one of an estimated half a million people […]

Burmese Army and Armed Groups Still Recruiting Children

On January 11, Burma’s Mergui Islands were featured as one of the “The 46 Places to Go in 2013″ in The New York Times. A few days later, three civilians were killed after the Burmese army indiscriminately shelled the town of Laiza as part of an offensive against the non-state armed group Kachin Independent Army […]