News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. Five Million Palestinians Deserve Better!

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - An old adage passed on by veteran U.N. staff to younger recruits is, "Do nothing whenever possible. It's safer." For a junior officer that might indeed be career-enhancing. 

  2. Will Palestinian Refugees Pay a Heavy Price for UNRWA Bungling?

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 08 (IPS) - A crisis that has threatened to undermine the future of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is expected to have a devastating impact—not only on the credibility of the United Nations-- but also on the lives of over five million Palestinian refugees whose very survival depends on the humanitarian services provided by the beleaguered UN agency based in Amman and Gaza.

  3. Environmental Migration a Global Challenge

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Dina Ionesco is the head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has been at the forefront of efforts to study the links between migration, the environment and climate.

    The Atlas of Environmental Migrationwhich gives examples dating as far back as 45,000 years ago, shows that environmental changes and natural disasters have played a role in how the population is distributed on our planet throughout history.

  4. Protect, Support and Empower Girls in Lake Chad Region

    Monday, August 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.

    Maria Sole Fanuzzi, Lake Chad Child Protection Specialist at Plan International, said: "New York City has 8.25 million people, so when we talk about the girls in the Lake Chad crisis, you have to imagine the whole city where we are now is completely filled by children, and half of that would be girls."

  5. Migration and Human Solidarity

    Thursday, August 01, 2019

    GENEVA, Aug 01 (IPS) - A crisis of politics or a "crisis of numbers"? The migrant and refugee crisis has become a serious test for the unity of Europe as a political project. The inflow of destitute migrants and refugees has tested Europe's political unity to an unprecedented extent. With a long-term solution to the migrant and refugee crisis nowhere in sight, the adverse impact of the current situation has the potential to unfold further and to give rise to a broader crisis with long-term implications, affecting Europe and the MENA region alike.

  6. One Month Since Libya’s Migrant Tragedy, Detentions Continue

    Thursday, August 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 01 (IPS) - It is almost one month since an airstrike on a detention centre in Libya killed and injured scores of migrants and refugees locked up inside, many of whom were detained for doing nothing worse than fleeing instability or seeking better lives in Europe.

  7. Human Rights Watch Disappoints on Human Rights

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    GENEVA, Jul 25 (IPS) - On 22 July 2019, Kenneth Roth published an article in Publico, Lisbon, entitled: "UN Chief Guterres has disappointed on Human Rights".

  8. Horn of Africa Drought Threatens Re-run of Famines Past

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - Humanitarian groups and the United Nations are warning of another drought in the Horn of Africa, threatening a repeat of the deadly dry spell and famine that claimed lives in Somalia and its neighbours eight years ago.

  9. The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    ROME, Jul 23 (IPS) - When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong.

    From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen in a normal world. An English porn beauty with 86,000 followers on social media has put bottles of the water she bathes in on sale at 30 pounds a bottle and has sold several thousand bottles.

  10. Treaty Violators Make Mockery of Refugee Convention

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 23 (IPS) - With the rise of rightwing nationalism, primarily in the Western world, an increasingly large number of countries are not only abandoning multilateralism but also violating international treaties and conventions signed and ratified in a bygone era.

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