News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. From Tony Blair to Mette Frederiksen

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    ROME, Jun 21 (IPS) - Social Democrats, who had been steadily disappearing following the crisis of 2008, have been making a small comeback in the last year. Now they are in power in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and, most recently, in Denmark.

  2. Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    ASMARA, Eritrea/ANTWERP, Belguim, Jun 21 (IPS) - Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn't wait to escape. But the reality is far different and more nuanced—both when it comes to those who have left, and those who chose to remain.

  3. Sharing the Burden of Refugees; the World Can Do Better

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been.

  4. The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Families

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 19 (IPS) - Straight to the point: while right and far-right politicians keep marketing their image with intensive campaigns of hatred, discrimination and stigmatisation against migrants, 200 million migrant workers worldwide will sacrifice over half a trillion dollars from their hard-earned money, to rescue 800 million members of their impoverished families. And that's only this year 2019.

  5. Cities of Light are Providing Safe Havens to Refugees

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - While cities around the world have been providing safe havens to refugees, a few US cities in the Upstate New York region have been integrating refugees and asylum-seekers into their communities.

  6. The Forgotten Migrants of Central America

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - Rural and indigenous populations in countries like Guatemala and Honduras are increasingly on the move – either migrating internally or to neighbouring countries.

  7. World’s Displacement Crises Worsened by Lack of Funds, Political Will or Media Attention

    Thursday, June 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - The world's 10 most displacement crises—rendering millions of people homeless-- have continued to worsen due either to political neglect, a shortage of funds or lack of media attention, according to a new report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

  8. Exploitation and Acculturation

    Monday, June 03, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 03 (IPS) - And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong, or I'm right.
    Where I belong I'm right,
    where I belong.
    -- The Beatles: Fixing a hole

    There are several means to make profitable use of other human beings, an endeavour that tends to turn others into tools by depriving them of their roots and self-respect. This happened in concentration - and work camps, where individuals were reduced to mere numbers.

  9. Pakistani and Afghan Refugees Seek Safe Haven in Sri Lanka

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 31 (IPS) - Caroline Gluck is Senior Regional Public Information Officer, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. She is based in Bangkok, Thailand

    Thirteen-year-old Bariea, a Pakistani asylum seeker in Sri Lanka, is taking shelter at a mosque in the city of Negombo, where an uneasy mix of high anxiety and extreme boredom hover over the room.

  10. Realistic & Fair Immigration: A Policy to Unite Denmark

    Monday, May 27, 2019

    COPENHAGEN, May 27 (IPS) - Mette Frederiksen is a Danish Social Democrat politician. She has been a member of the Folketing, the parliament of Denmark, since 2001, and served in Helle Thorning-Schmidt's government as Minister of Employment from 2011 to 2014.

    Immigration policy has divided the people of Denmark for many years. There are few other areas where the fronts are drawn so divisively and where arguments become attacks.

    Maybe this is understandable? Immigration policy plays an important part when it comes to defining the country we want to be. There are deeply held emotions at stake. And more and more people are experiencing for themselves what happens when integration fails.

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