By H M Zaheer
Why should we consider international development as an issue when voting in the 2010 General Election?
In a world of evolving social media, 24-7 news and unlimited communications, politicians are realising the importance of Generation Next. This varied group of young people may not know it, but they make up a considerable size of the population and will play a decisive role in electing our next government. The mainstream parties are aware of their importance and are actively...
By L Amatullah
My experience of British Muslim activism in the university and community scene has caused me to observe that the diversity of Muslim demographics is not usually reflected in our various campaigns. In a world where conflict and oppression and the fight to end them are constant features in our lives, campaigns related to the Middle East are always much more prominent and prioritised.
Palestine, for example, has an especially undying place in all our hearts. It is the home of the third...
By Sarah Jawad
How student participation has affected the way we engage with medical issues in developing countries
The developing world is as fascinating as it is horrifying in the context of its medical issues. Prior to the past decade, individual elective terms, and the occasional voluntary placements abroad more or less made up the contact medical students, and indeed other students in Britain, would have with the developing world. However, there has recently been a shift in student attitudes....
By Noor Abdul Rassoul Ali
There are 5 million orphans in Iraq, and the Iraqi government is currently only able to assist 1 million of them. This leaves 4 million vulnerable children in a war-torn country living in extreme poverty. They have little hope of schooling or a future, and provide easy prey for violent gangs. How should we, as a community in Britain react to this, and indeed, should we be active at all from here? 290
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