In the past decade, the world has witnessed a great number of injustices that have echoed across continents, societies, and generations. From systemic inequalities and human rights violations to environmental degradation and political unrest, the global community has grappled with the complexities of injustice in various forms. These injustices have left indelible marks on countless lives, often overshadowing progress and perpetuating cycles of suffering and inequality. In the following story, we delve into a narrative that encapsulates some of these injustices, shedding light on the struggles, resilience, and resilience of individuals navigating turbulent times amidst a backdrop of societal inequities.



Imagine a man setting himself on fire just to get attention to a genocide happening. That’s what happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Nov. 8, 2023. The man held a sign reading, “Stop the genocide in Congo”. The roots of the conflict trace back to the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Many of the Hutumilitias responsible for the genocide fled to Congo, which ultimately let to tension which the locals. The Congolese government, rebel groups, and neighboring countries have fought for land, mineral resources, political power, etc. In addition to previous conflicts, many countries like the United States, Great Britian, France, etc, have been illegally mining Colbat from Congo. Colbat is a chemical element used to create phones, laptops, e-cigarettes, and many more. The demand for Colbat is expected to reach 244713.111 tons in 2025. Both conflicts have led to the displacement, sexual violence, and human rights abuses to the Congolese people. Efforts have been made to address the situation, including peace agreements and the presence of United Nations peacekeeping forces. However, achieving lasting peace and stability remains a significant challenge.


Conflicts in Sudan began mid April 2023 when heavy fighting broke out between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, resulting in over 300,000 Sudanese citizens to evacuate their homes after the RSF forced them to.

The Darfur region has been impacted with violence, resulting in over 12,000 people dead and 9 million people displaced within the country, making it the largest internaldisplacement crisis globally. Basic necessities, such as water and food, are exteremely limited. Around 17.7 million people in Sudan are experiencing extreme levels of food scarcity, a child dies from malnutrition every 2 hours. On Feb. 7, 2024, all 3 of Sudans internet operators were cut off, leaving the citizens with no way of communicating with anyone outside the country. According to Al Jazeera, two of the networks had been offline since Friday Feb. 2, 2024, The United Nations recently appealed for $4.1bn to meet citizens’ humanitarian needs and help flee the country.


132 days ago, the Israel-Palestine genocide had began, after 3 attempts of a ceasefire, nothing has been resolved. At this point, over 30,000 people had been killed, 3 million displaced. Over 172 journalists have been killed, popular journalist Wael Dahdouh had to flee Palestine for medical aid in Qatar only 3 days after his last living family member was killed by a Isareli airtstrike. Many believe the conflict dates back to Oct. 7, 2024, however this has been happening since 1948. From the Nakba till modern day, Palestine still faces extreme violence. Palestines were forcibly removed out of their homes and into the Gaza Strip or West Bank. The Gaza Strip is 25 miles long, from 3.7 to 7.5 mi wide, and has a total area of 141 sq mi and as of last month, only has around 2 million Palestinians in shelter. While the IDF (Israeli defense force) was bombing the Gaza strip, they dropped pamphlets for the innocent civilins trapped in Gaza to go south to Rafah or they will be bombed. On the way south, the IDF continued to drop bombs, even though the civilians were doing as they were told. Rafah has over 250K civilans taking shelter, but on Feb. 11th the IDF started attacking Rafah, where they bombed the 148th mosque since the beginning of this genocide.


Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, China are being held in what’s called by the Chinese Communist Party, “reeducation camp”. Uyghurs are of Turkish ethnicity originating in central and east China. This all began when the “Big Development of the Northwest Plan ‘’ where China had planned to colonize Xinjiang Uyghurs Muslims with Han Chinese Communists. According to the government, in these re-education camps, Uyghurs are expected to harvest cotton and other Chinese goods. Along with this, they’re forced to abandon their religion and faith. The Uyghur language is forbidden and theyare instead forced to speak Mandarin. According to Genocide Watch, “The Chinese governments famil planning program restricts Uyghur and Turkic Muslim reproduction, preventing births in violation of Article 2d of the Genocide Convention.” Essentially stating in order to eliminate the Uyghur population, it is going as far as being illegal for them to have kids. As a result, Uyghur population growth rate fell by 84% between 2015-2018. The article continues, “State-sponsored forced inter-racial marriages between Uyghur women and Han Chinese men are apart of ‘family planning’ policies,” Things such as sterilization, forced abortions, sexual assault, etc are all apart of the “family planning policy”.

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