News headlines for “Immigration”

Rohingya Refugees Trapped in Limbo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DHAKA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Amid growing persecution by Myanmar's military, thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims in its western state of Rakhine have fled their frontier villages and are languishing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for lack of shelter and emergency supplies.

Looking into the Eyes of Central American Refugees in a Time of Hate and Fear 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (IPS) - Ten years ago I arrived in Mexico for the first time. A heavy backpack strapped around my waist, I toddled over a large, concrete bridge that divides Mexico and Guatemala.

“Bonn Has Become an Insider Tip on the International Stage”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ROME/BONN, Nov 29 (IPS) - With around 320,000 inhabitants on 141 square kilometres, no other relatively small city has played such a historically critical role like the City of Bonn.

For Women and Girls Who Flee Conflict: Protection & Opportunity

Thursday, November 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (IPS) - Over the past 18 months, 1.3 million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe. For women and girls particularly, that journey is one of violence and trauma.

Worldwide, one in five women displaced by humanitarian crises have experienced sexual violence. But their voices remain largely unheard.

Australian Activists, Dissenters and Whistleblowers Feeling the Heat

Thursday, November 24, 2016

MELBOURNE, Nov 24 (IPS) - For Australian activist Samantha Castro, it was her association with the non-profit publishing organisation Wikileaks that brought her to the attention of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Children of the ‘Others’, Sons of Minor Gods

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ROME, Nov 22 (IPS) - In December 1946, "faced with the reality of millions of children suffering daily deprivation in Europe after World War II," the General Assembly of the United Nations created the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), to mount urgent relief programmes.

New Fund Aims to Help Build Resilience to Climate Change

Friday, November 18, 2016

MARRAKECH, Nov 18 (IPS) - The world has been too slow in responding to climate events such as El Niño and La Niña, and those who are the "least responsible are the ones suffering most", Mary Robinson, the special envoy on El Niño and Climate, told IPS at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22).

Trump’s Offensive Against Undocumented Migrants Will Fuel Migration Crisis

Thursday, November 17, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (IPS) - "Donald Trump will not stop me from getting to the U.S.," said Juan, a 35-year-old migrant from Nicaragua, referring to the Republican president-elect who will govern that country as of Jan. 20.

Understanding Unauthorized Migration

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (IPS) - Growing numbers of men, women and even children in every major region of the world are joining international streams of unauthorized migration. This global movement of humanity's desperate is taking place despite walls, fences, barriers, guards, patrol ships, warnings and nativist political rhetoric. Governments of origin, transit and destination countries are struggling on how best to manage unauthorized migration flows.

Somali Refugees 'Coerced' Out of Kenya: Amnesty

Monday, November 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (IPS) - The Kenyan government is driving many of its 300,000 refugees back to war-torn Somalia, said Amnesty International in a new report.

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