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By Lawrence Wilde The 9th September brought shocking scenes of a huge blaze raging through the Moira Migrant Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, prompting outrage at the way refugees are treated as they try to seek refuge in Europe. Despite the camp being designed to house fewer than...

By Lawrence Wilde There was shock around the political and legal spheres when news broke in The Financial Times of plans contemplated by Downing Street to send migrants to Ascension Island as part of the new immigration policy that the UK is trying to draw up as we head out...

by Rishab Aggarwal In the backdrop of increasing COVID-19 cases, the nationwide lockdown has been extended until May 31 in India. The brunt is faced by migrant labour force of the country, more than half of which constitutes of daily wage earners, contract workers and casual labourers. With no avenue...

by Ritwik Srivastava In the wake of COVID-19, the Indian government came up with a contact-tracing application Aarogya Setu (application). The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on 14 April 2020, urged citizens to download the application to supplement the State’s struggle against the...

by Ben Fisher The instructions from the government are clear. Stay at home and save lives. As most of us adjust to our new four-walled reality, some are relishing the opportunity to catch up on their favourite series, while others are dismayed at the prospect of a spring spent inside....

by Olivia McGhie “We will stand strong when we stand together. Long live the Republic. Long live France”. This is the rallying cry emanating from a historically unpopular President who has divided opinion throughout his nearly three-years in the Elysée. These words come from his Presidential address to the nation...

by Niamh Punton Amidst the chaos and panic of the coronavirus pandemic, one group within society has been largely ignored by media coverage and political decision making. There are currently 25.9 million refugees worldwide, and the impact of Covid-19 on this already vulnerable group is of particular concern. Forgotten by...

by Abbie Sharp Misogyny in South Korea is a deep-rooted societal issue that extends through many of the experiences that South Korean women face in relationships, work, and life as a whole. This alone is not particularly noteworthy – many cultures around the world have the problem of culturally accepted...

by Alex Doyle Few man-made structures are visible from space, the Great Wall of China is perhaps the most well-known. However, a modern addition to the list is Spain’s collection of greenhouses, located in the region of Almeria, south of Spain. An aerial view shows the vast swathes of land which the greenhouses occupy: an immense white blob of plastic...

  by Azhar Vickland “We turned a corner and saw, gleaming in the distance, the golden roofs of the Potala, the winter residence of the Dalai Lama… we felt inclined to go down on our knees like the pilgrims and touch the ground with our foreheads” This depicts the scene...