News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. Racism, Shitholes and Re-election

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 (IPS) - Over the course of his presidency, US President Donald Trump's racism has become more evident with more leaks of his private remarks, which he has been generally quick to deny, qualify and explain away.

  2. Women Leadership Is Key to Successful Post-COVID-19 Era, Says Cherie Blair

    London, Cox’s Bazaar, Johannesburg, Jun 17 (IPS) - The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns falls heavily on the shoulders of women even in the global north. Women take the brunt of housework and caretaking duties, homes schooling, working from home and perhaps looking after elderly parents, says Cherie Blair.

  3. Delivering Humanitarian Assistance in Cox’s Bazar During COVID-19

    Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jun 15 (IPS) - The novel coronavirus has affected the lives of millions worldwide at its very onset. The situation in Bangladesh is no different. Wearing masks and washing hands frequently have become the new normal. The first laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case was identified in Cox's Bazar on 23 March. Unforeseen circumstances often lead to unprecedented innovative actions as is exemplified by a Humanitarian Access Project.

  4. Water, Climate, Conflict & Migration: Coping with 1 Billion People on the Move by 2050

    HAMILTON, Canada, Jun 08 (IPS) - Do migrants willingly choose to flee their homes, or is migration the only option available?

    There is no clear, one-size-fits-all explanation for a decision to migrate — a choice that will be made today by many people worldwide, and by an ever-rising number in years to come because of a lack of access to water, climate disasters, a health crisis and other problems.

  5. Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

    NEW YORK, Jun 04 (IPS) - Maliha Masud (25), was promised an affluent life and opportunities for higher education. A bright student studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she wanted to complete her studies and become someone her parents would be proud of. She was promised an opportunity to get her Master's degree from a good university in the United States but, two years later, was left battered and wounded at the doorstep of a shelter.

  6. Lifelines in Danger

    Jun 04 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will be magnified by the loss of remittances—money sent home by migrant and guest workers employed in foreign countries.

  7. Triple Emergencies of COVID-19, Flooding & Locusts Makes Somalia Susceptible to Human Trafficking

    MOGADISHU, May 28 (IPS) - While simultaneously suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, flooding and a locust crisis, Somalia, could well see a rise in the number of people who are susceptible to human trafficking.

  8. Internal Migration: A Literary/Historical View

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, May 22 (IPS) - It is easy to generalize about migration. Populist politicians often portray migrants as strangers and "our" homeland as a stable entity, rooted in an old agricultural society. When they do so they tend to forget that most of us are in fact migrants who have left that traditional farming community far behind and if it was not we who did so, it was our ancestors.

  9. Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America

    CARACAS, May 18 (IPS) - Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession.

  10. VE Day Marks the End of the Second World War-But the World is Still at War

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 (IPS) - The world commemorated the 75th Anniversary to mark the end of the 2nd World War also called VE Day on 08 May 2020.

    With her nation, and much of the world still in lockdown due to COVID 19, England's Queen marked 75 years since the allied victory in Europe with a poignant televised address. From Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth said, "the wartime generation knew that the best way to honour those who did not come back from the war, was to ensure that it didn't happen again".

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