COMMITTEES

Committee: DISEC

Question at hand: The Nagorno Karabakh Conflict

“The Nagorno-Karabakh war transformed Aghdam from a vibrant city of 40,000 inhabitants with fancy teahouses and Soviet bloc high-rises to the world’s largest ghost town, with 6,000 people killed and many more lives ruined.” - Fuad Alakbarov,

Nagorno Karabakh is a tiny, barren area in the southern Caucasus region of the former Soviet Union, plagued by both ethnic and territorial conflict. This region,which strives to be recognised as an autonomous republic is currently a victim of constant war and fighting on the parts of both Armenia and Azerbaijan. While it’s majority - Armenian, the Azeri government is claiming that the region is an integral component of Azerbaijan.

We encourage delegates to look into bringing about security and justice to the inhabitants of Nagorno Karabakh as well as measures to repudiate further disputes in the region.
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Committee: ECOFIN

Question at hand: Economic Meltdown during Covid 19

The coronavirus has unleashed a health and economic crisis, unprecedented in scope and magnitude, with lockdowns and border closures paralyzing economic activity and laying off millions of workers globally. The large-scale restrictions of economic activities and heightened uncertainties, the global economy has come to a virtual standstill in the second quarter of 2020. “ We are now facing the grim reality of a severe recession of a magnitude not seen since the Great Depression”. Elliott Harris, UN Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development reported.
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Committee : UNHCR

Question at Hand : Internal Displacement due to Covid 19

The COVID 19 pandemic has brought the entire world into a standstill. With the major world economies plunging into a depression, socio-political conditions constantly changing, and lives entering into a ‘new normal’, things are never the same as before. However, the one community that has had to face the pandemic at its worst is of the ‘internally displaced persons’, often referred to as IDPs. Internal displacement has been considered one of the most adversely impactful human mobility issues and urban phenomena (both to the affected people and the city) that remains underrepresented in all forms of narrative—from an international discourse, advocacy, research, even within the sustainable development goals and with the coronavirus increasing its hold on our planet, statistics reveal that about 79.5 million people have been displaced all across the world in the age of Covid-19. Reports from the NGO Refugees International throws light on how the IDPs living in densely populated environments are extremely vulnerable to get infected due to the nature of the transmission of the virus. The difficulty in ensuring adequate medical facilities, isolation areas, and accessibility to financial aid are a few among the other major challenges posed, which calls for urgent international action on this matter.
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Committeee : SOCHUM

Question at Hand : The Yemeni Humanitarian Crisis

The Yemen crisis refers to the regime change and military intervention in Yemen since the “Arab spring “of 2011.As different nations began their military intervention, the Yemen crisis has far surpassed a civil war or religious conflict ;it has a become a strategic battlefield for military powers in the region, and has greatly influenced both Yemeni politics and the regional power structure. The conflict has its roots in the failure of a political transition supposed to bring stability to Yemen following the Arab spring uprising that forced its long time authoritarian president, Ali Abdulla Saleh, to hand over power to his deputy, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi ,in 2011. As president, Mr Hadi struggled to deal with a variety of problems, including attacks by jihadists, a separatist movement in the south, the continuing loyalty of security personnel to Saleh, as well as corruption, unemployment and food insecurity.

Yemen’s civil war began in 2014 when Houthi Insurgents -Shiite Rebels with links to Iran and history of rising up against the Sunni Government-Took control of Yemen’s capital and largest city, Sana’a, Demanding lower fuel prices and a new government. Following failed negotiations, the rebels seized the presidential Palace in January 2015, leading president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government to resign. Beginning in March 2015, a coalition of Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia launched a campaign of economic isolation and airstrikes against the Houthi Insurgents, with the U. S logistical and intelligence support. The Saudi -led coalition has continued to wage its campaign against Iranian -backed Houthi rebels, Resulting in heavy civilian casualties. In June 2018, the coalition launched a major offensive move to retake the coastal region of Hodeida, further worsening the humanitarian crisis. The United Nations, which appointed a new special envoy for Yemen in 2018, had attempted to broker a ceasefire.

The conflict continues to take a heavy toll on Yemeni civilians, Making Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that the civilian casualty toll has exceeded 15,000 killed or injured. As per data released by the Houthi -linked Ansar Allah movement in March 2020 - 50,000 children, many of them newborns, die in Yemen every year. Saif al Hadri, Spokesperson for the ministry of Health in Sana’a revealed that, “One child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen”, Adding that, “80% of children in Yemen live in a state of stunting and anaemia due to malnutrition.” People in Yemen- Of all ages, but especially the children and the pregnant-Are dying in scores, not only because of the coronavirus but also because of a very easily avoidable reason: Hunger.Five years of war, worsening flood conditions Exacerbated by the ripple effects of war, Locust threat, spiralling COVID-19 outbreak in the backdrop of the already crumbling healthcare infrastructure, and most importantly dwindling aid, have made the situation worse for the people of Yemen. All sides of the conflict are reported to have violated human rights and international humanitarian law.
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