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Showing posts from January, 2022

The epidemic behind the pandemic

Because of the pandemic that began in March 2020, young adults and children’s mental health is getting worse, with an increase in episodes of anxiety, depression and suicidal behavior. An international study estimates that this health crisis has caused 53 million more depressive disorders that mainly affect the youngest, mostly young women. Although we are not the end of the pandemic, experts anticipate that in the coming months a growth of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, will cause a higher suicide rate in young people. Due to this extraordinary situation that we are living in, other problems will occur, such as greater domestic violence, increase in school dropout, eating disorders, self-harm or excessive consumption of technology and addictions. The main concern is that, if these problems are not solved, they will be dragged into adult life. We are at risk for a generation of sick adults. Although the mental health of many young people was already at risk before the pandemic, it ha

Qatar looks ready for the 2022 World Cup, but at what cost?

Every four years the FIFA World Cup of football is held. Every time it is an amazing festival for football fans worldwide. Awarded with hosting the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has been working around the clock to get their country ready to welcome players and fans alike to give them the best football experience. Ever since FIFA announced Qatar as hosting country, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the event and the country as a whole, and things do not seem to get better…                © John Holmes, for Human Rights Watch Qatar is not known for their great reputation concerning human rights and has violated those on multiple occasions. The most popular example of human rights violations is how they treat migrant workers. Qatar is a country in the Middle East and has a population of about two and a half million people. A lot of Qatar's citizens are actually migrant workers, Amnesty International reports at least 1.7 million migrant workers, forming around 90% of the workfo