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Madeline Ninno

Pope Inspires International Environmental Action

Madeline Ninno, Intern, Environment and Global Climate Change

As part of his campaign to combat climate change, Pope Francis organized a meeting of over 60 mayors from around the world on Tuesday (Guardian 1). During the meeting, the mayors pledged to fight climate change and help the poor cope with its effects. This is the first time the Vatican specifically invited local government […]

Virginia Vasquez

Malala Condemns World Leaders for Failing Syria’s Refugees

Virginia Vasquez, Intern, Human Rights and Human Trafficking

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize and a champion of education rights for children, rebuked world leaders for failing in Syria’s humanitarian crisis (IsraelNationalNews). On July 12, Malala celebrated her 18th birthday by going to a refugee camp on the Syrian-Lebanese border and opening the Malala Yousafzai All-Girls School for 200 […]

Amanda Mayer

Uruguay Welcomes Syrian Refugees

Amanda Mayer, Intern, South America

Uruguay is expected to welcome 117 Syrian refugee families by the end of 2015 as part of a resettlement program initiated by former President Jose Mujica (AFP). The families will be relocated from refugee camps in Lebanon, where the government is currently struggling to accommodate over one million Syrian refugees, according to a report by […]

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