• About Lorraine Boissoneault

    Lorraine Boissoneault is a graduate student at the Columbia University School of Journalism, with a magazine concentration. She has reported on immigration issues, public housing and the waterfront environment, and her articles have been published in The Brooklyn Paper, City Limits and Narratively.

    Boissoneault is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she earned a B.A. in international studies and English/creative writing. She speaks French and conversational Mandarin and has studied Arabic and Italian.

    Children Trapped in Syria Suffering From the War

    by  • May 8, 2013 • Human Rights, Middle East, Refugees, Security Council • 

    Syrian child in a Jordanian refugee camp

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAs the Syrian government increasingly resorts to using heavy armaments and long-distance aircraft — and possibly chemical weapons —...

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    A New UN Brigade Will Make Combat Moves in Congo

    by  • April 11, 2013 • Africa, Peace and Security, Security Council • 3 Comments

    Nyanzale refugee camp children

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously  For the first time, the United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution allowing UN troops to go...

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    Australian Academics Want Women’s Voices Heard at the Security Council

    by  • April 2, 2013 • Peace and Security, Security Council, Women's Issues • 

    Woman laying out leather

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyA new network of women academics from Australia and New Zealand is keeping a close eye on Australia’s new...

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    Life for Women and Girls in Afghanistan Grows Deadlier

    by  • March 20, 2013 • Asia, Peace and Security, Security Council, Women's Issues • 4 Comments

    Afghan woman in a burqa, Kabul.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWith the deadline for the departure of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan just a year away, civilian casualties...

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    Illegal Gold Mining Runs Rampant in Eastern Congo

    by  • February 26, 2013 • Africa, Peace and Security, Security Council • 5 Comments

    Internally displaced people in Congo

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyGold is now one of the most problematic conflict minerals in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and United...

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    The International Court Judge’s Fight for Justice

    by  • February 21, 2013 • ICC, International Justice, Security Council • 3 Comments

    Judge Song of the ICC

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously  The president of the International Criminal Court, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, told a Columbia University audience recently that a...

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    Canadian Native Groups Vow to Fight on for Land Rights

    by  • February 7, 2013 • General Assembly, Human Rights • 1 Comment

    Idle No More in Ottawa

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe sounds of drums and chanting outside the United Nations in New York battled to be heard over traffic...

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    Malian Refugees Want to Return Home, but Conditions May Be Unsafe

    by  • January 31, 2013 • Africa, Refugees • 1 Comment

    Malian refugees from Diabaly, near a security checkpoint.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe United Nations is expecting a fresh humanitarian upheaval in Mali as people who have been living since last...

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    Fewer People May Be Going Hungry, but Extreme Hunger Persists

    by  • January 21, 2013 • Africa, Asia, Climate and Environment, Development, Humanitarian Aid, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    Turkana farmers in Kenya

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWith the start of a new year, the eradication of hunger remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. Despite...

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