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  1. Rohingya Protest Against Return to Myanmar and Halt Repatriation

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    COX'S BAZAR/DHAKA, Nov 16 (IPS) - Thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Cox's Bazar, the southern-most coastal district in Bangladesh, protested on Thursday, Nov. 15, against an attempt to send them back to Myanmar.

  2. With Poor Human Rights Record, Repatriation Not Possible

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (IPS) - Policies that allow for impunity, genocide, and apartheid are "intolerable" and make repatriation of Rohingya refugees impossible, say United Nations investigators.

  3. “Like a TripAdvisor for migrant workers”

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Oct 23 (IPS) - Millions of migrant workers depend on recruitment agencies to find employment abroad. But many offer dodgy jobs at a high cost. A new site, developed by the International Trade Union Confederation, allows migrant workers to tell each other which agencies to avoid."The idea is to integrate technology into the fight for workers' rights," says Ira Rachmawati.  As project manager with ITUC's division for human and workers' rights, she has led the development of the digital tool Recruitment Advisorwhich the global trade union confederation hopes will improve conditions for the world's 150 million migrant workers.

  4. Honduran Migrant Caravan Moves Northwards, Defying all Obstacles

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    TAPACHULA, Mexico, Oct 22 (IPS) - A long chain of people is winding its way along the highways of Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state. It is moving fast, despite the fact that one-third of its ranks are made up of children, and it has managed to avoid the multiple obstacles that the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and now Mexico, under pressure from the United States, have thrown up in a vain effort to stop it.

  5. Is There a Remittance Trap?

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 18 (IPS) - RALPH CHAMI is an assistant director in the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, EKKEHARD ERNST is chief of the macroeconomic policy and jobs unit at the International Labour Organization, CONNEL FULLENKAMP is professor of the practice of economics at Duke University, and ANNE OEKING is an economist in the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department*.Workers' remittances—the money migrants send home to their families—command the attention of economists and policymakers because of their potential to improve the lives of millions of people.

  6. Q&A: Using Data to Predict Internal Displacement Trends

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (IPS) - This year the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) noted that 2017 saw the highest number of displacements associated with conflict in a decade—11.8 million people. But this is not a situation that is going to be resolved any time soon, says the organisation which has been reporting on displacements since 1998.

  7. Rural Migration: An Opportunity, Not A Challenge

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 (IPS) - While it can be a challenging issue, migration must be seen as an opportunity and be met with sound, coherent policies that neither stem nor promote the phenomenon.

  8. Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    TOKYO, Japan, Oct 11 (IPS) - Vladimir Smakhtin is Director of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH), supported by the Government of Canada and hosted at McMaster University.Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns.

  9. Senegal's Migrant Returnees Become Storytellers

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Oct 11 (IPS) - Khoudia Ndiaye and Ndeye Fatou Sall set up a smartphone on a tripod to begin recording a video interview with Daro Thiam in Hann Bel-Air, a neighbourhood in Senegal's capital Dakar. Hann Bel-Air is the departure point for many of the migrants who leave the city and country on irregular routes – boats to Spain, crossing the Sahara desert to the Mediterranean Sea, or to countries nearby.

  10. Women as Influencers

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Oct 11 (IPS) - The Migrants as Messengers awareness-raising campaign (MaM), developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), uses innovative mobile technology to empower migrants to share their experiences and to provide a platform for others to do the same.

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