United Nations Declares Famine in Somalia

Posted July 20, 2011 no picture Heather Martino

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I arrived at work this morning per my usual routine; ate a banana as I rode the bus in to Manhattan, stopped at convenient store to pick up coffee and a bowl of Kellogg’s To-Go Cereal, and sat at my desk eating and drinking as I scanned by Twitter Feed for interesting news. Upon doing so, I saw that Somalia was trending. Intrigued by the possibility of more modern day pirate action, I clicked on the topic, and to my horror, all of the Somalia hashtags (#) were preceded by the word FAMINE. I re...


Hamza al-Khatib: The Face of the Syrian Revolution

Posted June 14, 2011 no picture Heather Martino

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An article published earlier today regarding the Arab Spring in Syria and Libya said that " while adults fight for political power children and adolescents are faced with an increasing number of dangers." True - children are in danger of landmines and other "unexploded ordinances," and the fate of many are almost too common in that they are "killed in crossfire, lose their parents, become refugees or go hungry." But, with particular reference to Syria, one must not lose sight of the fact that...


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    Heather Martino is a recent graduate of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.


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