All posts by Clara

My name is Clara and I've never written a blog before. I like to do sports,spend time with my friends and I love to travel. A very wise man (Nelson Mandela) once said:"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." I believe that is very true. I want to do something which will make the world at least a bit better. I also think you shouldn't judge anything unless you have informed yourself about it. I don't believe in world peace. Even if I would love this to happen I know it'll never be this way. I think even though we all have different beliefs, races and interests we're all equal. Since I was a child I have always questioned everything and I will never stop doing that. My posts will mainly be about politics environment and traveling. I hope you like it!


I think a lot of you have heard about the Ebola virus, but where does it come from, how is it transmitted and what effects does the illness have?

Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe illness in humans and animals. It first appeared in 1976 in a region near to the Ebola River giving the disease its name. The biggest epidemic of Ebola started in the end of 2013 in West Africa, more precise in Guinea. From there it spread to Liberia, Sierra Leona, Mali, Nigeria and other West African countries. The epidemic was going on for over two years causing a high death toll of 11325.

What caused the epidemic and how is Ebola transmitted? Continue reading Ebola

Refugees in Austria

I think all of you have heard about the current refugee crisis in Austria that started in 2014. It is a hot topic in Austria but also in other European countries and there are a lot of different opinions about this issue.

What is it like being a refugee?
Most refugees flee from war-torn countries where there are no proper health systems, no education and destroyed infrastructure. Furthermore, most of these people are very poor and want a future for themselves and their children. They decide to flee and often experience horrible things on their way to the European countries. For example, a lot of them have seen people drowning or have lost one of their loved ones. When they finally cross the Austrian border most of them are traumatized by their experiences. Continue reading Refugees in Austria

Do you know where your clothes come from?

Have you ever thought about who produces your clothes?

We all know that most of the clothes we buy are produced in foreign countries. But why do companies produce their clothes in other countries? Firstly, the laws are different in foreign countries. For example, they have lower minimum wages, more working hours are possible and child labor is accepted. Even though the global brands are making millions in profit, the workers are not paid a living wage. In Asia, over 15 million people are employed in the garment industry. The majority of the world`s garment workers are women. Continue reading Do you know where your clothes come from?