News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. Justin Trudeau´s Blackface

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Oct 11 (IPS) - Politics is a dodgy game, maybe even more so if you represent political views based on a moral approach.

    When the charismatic Justin Trudeau, son of a cosmopolitan liberal who served as Canada´s Prime Minister for 16 years, in 2015 was elected Prime Minister it was within a global political climate different from what it is today.

    Barack Obama was in the White House, Angela Merkel served her third period as German Chancellor, and the UK Government had not yet announced its country's withdrawal from the EU. Nevertheless, Russia had three months before Trudeau´s election annexed Crimea, while Viktor Orbán´s Hungarian government the month before initiated the construction of a 4 metres high barrier along its nation´s eastern and southern borders to keep immigrants out.

  2. Hollywood and Business Luminaries Spotlight World’s ‘Stateless’ Woes

    Tuesday, October 08, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 08 (IPS) - Movie star Cate Blanchett and businessman Richard Branson spoke up this week for the millions of people around the world who cannot get passports and other papers because they lack an official nationality.

  3. Human Trafficking - It Came Disguised as the Opportunity of a Lifetime

    Thursday, October 03, 2019

    NAIROBI, Oct 03 (IPS) - Six years ago Mary Njambi* received news of a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity far away from her poverty-stricken village situated in the heart of Kiambu County, Central Kenya. She was 20 years old, a single mother and out of work.

  4. Right-Wing Politicians Fear “Invasion” of Europe & US by Migrants and Refugees

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - The United Nations commemorated its annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) on September 29 -- this time amidst rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and widespread xenophobia.

  5. Jersey, a Gorilla and the Civil War in Cameroon

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 23 (IPS) - A month ago I visited Jersey, one of the few European territories still welcoming refugees, though in the case of Jersey they have to be wealthy and are generally fleeing not from war and misery, but from taxes.

    Once Jersey and the nearby island of Guernsey harbored one of Europe´s most famous political refugees – Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who after he had been too outspoken in his criticism of the autocrat Louis Napoleon found it more convenient to live on the Channel Islands than in France.

    In spite of being very close to France and with a population that at the time was mainly French-speaking, these islands were nevertheless British territory.

  6. World’s Hard Fought Battle Against Climate Change

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres describes the ongoing crisis as a "climate emergency"-- as the world continues its hard fought battle against devastating droughts, floods, hurricanes and rising sea levels that threaten the very existence of small island developing states located in low-lying areas.

  7. Rural Bangladesh Families Spend 2.0 Billion Dollars on Climate Change ― Dwarfing Government & International Finance

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    LONDON, Sep 20 (IPS) - In an alarming imbalance struggling families in rural Bangladesh spend almost US$2 billion a year on preventing climate-related disasters or repairing damage caused by climate change ― far more than either the Bangladesh government or international bodies.

  8. Key Changes in International Agriculture and Rural Development Issues: Three Priority Areas in the Context of the 2030 Development Agenda

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    ACCRA, Sep 18 (IPS) - Transformations in international agricultural and rural development issues

    Some major changes in international agricultural and rural development over the last 30-40 years need to be taken into account in efforts to promote sustainable development and an inclusive rural transformation (IFAD 2016) as we approach the third decade of the millennium. This opinion piece, drawing on a longer article published in Agriculture for Development Journal (Summer 2019 Issue)seeks to stimulate reflection and debate on how work to support agricultural and rural development can evolve to address key challenges and opportunities related to migration, sustainable urbanization and youth in a changing global policy context.

  9. Human trafficking: A Disorganised Response to an Organised Crime

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    KOLKATA, India, Sep 18 (IPS) - Human trafficking is perhaps one of the most well-organised crimes being committed in India. How else do we explain the phenomenon of adolescent girls and young women from remote villages across India being found in brothels in our cities?

  10. When the Search for Jobs Ends in Slavery

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    KAMPALA, Sep 18 (IPS) - In 2017 Zubedah Nakitende's electronics shop was robbed and thieves wiped out her entire stock. But she had heard from a colleague about lucrative jobs in Jordan and decided to take on work as a domestic helper, earning an income of 740 dollars a month.

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