Happy Monday! The staff of The Korbel Report spends its fair share of time on the internet staying up-to-date on a wide range of international news and trends. Here’s a list of the articles, blog posts, and resources we found interesting, enlightening, or infuriating from last week:
- “47 Statistics that Explain Typhoon Haiyan” by Max Fisher at The Washington Post
It’s likely that some of these statistics have changed since the time of publication last week–especially aid numbers–but this provides a great run-down of essential facts necessary to understand the immensity of Typhoon Haiyan’s impact on the region.
- “Help Veterans by Taking Them Off the Pedestal” by Alex Horton at The Atlantic
An interesting article about honoring and connecting with veterans by going beyond ticker tape parades and cap waving at sporting events.
- “Syrian Refugees Find Discomfort and Unrest in Bulgaria” by Charlotte McDonald-Gibson at Time Magazine
- “US Crushes Stockpile of Confiscated Ivory” at BBC News
In an effort to make a statement about the illegal ivory trade, the United States government publicly destroyed more than six tons of confiscated ivory last Thursday. Do you agree with the method they’re using to send a message?