Humanitarians Lead 2

Humanitarians under fire

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June 14, 2017

The recent murder of two UN investigators and multiple bombings of MSF hospitals have contributed to a rising sense that the mantle of humanitarian neutrality is slipping. Stefan Labbé shares stories from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone in this exploration of the changing threats to aid work around the world.


Accounting for Histories: 150 Years of Canadian Maple Washing

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June 1, 2017

As Canada marks its 150th anniversary, Luke Savage looks at why its image as a multicultural, multilateral country of peacekeepers, drawn from an era now gone by, persists despite bearing little relation to its present actions on the world stage. Does this sanitized national narrative hold the country back from imagining something better?


Oxfam to G7: Step up response to unprecedented famine

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May 25, 2017

On Canada and the G7’s watch, 30 million people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are facing life-threatening conditions. But just as political failure led to these crises, political leadership can resolve them, writes executive director Winnie Byanyima.


In Brazil, a dramatic seven days

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May 23, 2017

Over the past week, allegations that President Michel Temer has condoned bribery have sent Brazil spiralling. Stephan Mothe recounts the day the news broke and what has happened since.

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