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New Operation Could Hide Major Shift in Europe’s Immigration Control Policy

Saturday, September 06, 2014

ATHENS, Sep 06 (IPS) - ‘Mare Nostrum' – the largest search and rescue immigration operation ever carried out in the Mediterranean Sea – has become an issue of bitter brinkmanship between human rights groups and anti-immigrant lobbies.

No Easy Choices for Syrians with Small Children

Thursday, September 04, 2014

GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Sep 04 (IPS) - The woman who walked into the Islamic Front (IF) media office near the Turkish border was on the verge of fainting under the hot Syrian sun, but all she cared about was her infant son.

Child Trafficking Rampant in Underdeveloped Indian Villages

Thursday, September 04, 2014

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, Sep 04 (IPS) - In a country where well over half the population lives on less than two dollars a day, it takes a lot to shock people. The sight of desperate families traveling in search of money and food, whole communities defecating in the open, old women performing back-breaking labour, all this is simply part of life in India, home to 1.2 billion people.

OPINION: Iraq On the Precipice

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NEW YORK, Sep 04 (IPS) - The catastrophic events in Iraq that are unfolding daily are more significant than at any point in recent memory.

Mass Deportations Don’t Squelch Hondurans’ Migration Dreams

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

CORINTO, Honduras, Sep 03 (IPS) - The clock marks 9 AM when a bus coming from the Mexican city of Tapachula reaches Corinto, on the border between Honduras and Guatemala. It is the first bus of the day, carrying children and their families sent back from a failed attempt at making it across the border into the United States.

With Sewing and Sowing, Self-reliance Blooms in Central Asia

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 03 (IPS) - In the small rural village of Svetlaya Polyana, not far from the city of Karakol in Issyk Kul Province, north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, there is no sewage system and 70 percent of households lack access to hot water.

The Age of Survival Migration

Friday, August 29, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Aug 29 (IPS) - "Survival migration" is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of Central American children travelling alone, which are growing.

Migrants Deported from the U.S. in Limbo on the Mexican Border

Saturday, August 23, 2014

TIJUANA, Mexico, Aug 23 (IPS) - The areas under the low bridges over a section of the canalised channel of the Tijuana River that runs along the border between Mexico and the United States have become enormous open-air toilets.

Israel, Hamas Set to Escape War Crimes Charges

Friday, August 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a rare moment of political candour, lashed out at Israel last week, questioning its "respect for the principles of distinction and proportionality" - particularly in the context of the civilian death toll that kept rising to over 2,000 Palestinians, with more than 75 percent civilians.

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