News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. The Hidden Economic Costs of Displacement

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (IPS) - While the impacts of displacement on wellbeing are well-known, one group has pointed to the equally burdensome economic costs for those displaced as well as host communities.

  2. Q&A: A Cuban Film About Family in the “Global South” Premieres in Berlin

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    BERLIN/PARIS, Feb 12 (IPS) - A documentary about a Cuban family facing an uncertain future has its world premiere Feb. 12 at the Berlin International Film Festival, one of the world's most prestigious cinema events. "La Arrancada" (On the starting line) is a debut feature by Brazilian director Aldemar Matias, focusing on a young athlete who is having doubts about her role in national sports in the Caribbean country. The narrative follows her as she considers her future, which may well lie abroad, she reluctantly realises.

  3. 12 Years Behind a Stove—A Undocumented Immigrant in New York City

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    NEW YORK, Feb 12 (IPS) - One chilly afternoon in November 2005, Hilarino came by Pedro's house in Oaxaca, Mexico, driving a shiny red car.

    "Pedro!" he shouted, "We are leaving in March. There is a route North to the U.S. that passes along the sea."

  4. Seas of Death and Hope

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 (IPS) - The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Dayan organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a "List of Deaths", summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the "fatal policies of fortress Europa". The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for 27 000 deaths by drowning since 1993, often hundreds at a time when large embarkations capsize. These deaths account for 80 per cent of all the entries,1 there are probably thousands more dead, corpses that were never found and/or not accounted for.

  5. Deported Salvadoran Women Pin Their Hopes on Poultry Production

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    Feb 08 (IPS) - Salvadoran farmer Lorena Mejía opens an incubator and monitors the temperature of the eggs, which will soon provide her with more birds and eggs as the chickens hatch and grow up.

  6. Ethiopia Juggles Refugees and Shoppers Coming from Eritrea Amid New Peace

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019

    ADDIS ABABA, Feb 06 (IPS) - The sudden peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the opening of their previously closed and dangerous border, sent shockwaves of hope and optimism throughout the two countries. But a new issue has arisen: whether Eritreans coming into Ethiopia should still be classed as refugees.

  7. Confronting the Challenges of Migration in West & Central Africa

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) - Richard Danziger is IOM's Regional Director for West and Central Africa

    Without a doubt, migration is a defining issue of this century. One billion people, one-seventh of the world's population, are migrants. Some 258 million people are international migrants, 40 million are internally displaced and 24 million are refugees or asylum seekers.

    In 2018, there was no longer a single state that can claim to be untouched by human mobility.

  8. Nigerians Hear How Irregular Migration 'Is Like Going to Kill Yourself'

    Friday, February 01, 2019

    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Feb 01 (IPS) - "Don't assume if you attempt the journey your fortune will change for the better," a woman says over the public address system in the crowded Uselu market in Benin City, the capital of Nigeria's Edo State. "Many embarked on the journey and never made it. Many people are dying in the Sahara Desert." 

  9. The Marrakech Compact on Migration: Myths & Realities

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 29 (IPS) - Paul Tacon is Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

    When 164 UN member states adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (the Marrakech Compact on Migration) on 10 December last year, I read on social media that they had decided to give up control over migration to the UN.

  10. Mexico Opens Its doors to Central American Migrants

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    MEXICO CITY/TAPACHULA, Jan 24 (IPS) - A few months ago, Candelario de JesúsChiquillo Cruz reached Mexico's southern border and ran into a fence reinforced with barbed wire, while a barrier of police officers sprayed him with gas. Today, he is walking freely over the bridge that crosses the Suchiate River, a natural border with Guatemala.

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