News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. Fighting India's Bonded Labour During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Part 1

    PUNE, India, Sep 22 (IPS) - One of the worst fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the closure of industries in India, which caused thousands of migrant labourers to return home to villages in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal. In a region where the poorest have always been subjected to bonded labour, child labour and slave trafficking, it has meant revisiting the past.

  2. Helping Make Education a Reality for the 75 million Children in Conflict Zones

    BONN, Germany/UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) - Aryan is a 15-year-old girl from Afghanistan who lives with her family in a shelter in an undisclosed country in Europe. She doesn't go to school. But she is hugely creative. And it shows in how she occupies her time during the day — writing poetry and making bracelets and earrings that she hopes to sell online one day.

  3. Supporting Migrants and Remittances as COVID-19 Rages On

    WASHINGTON, Sep 17 (IPS) - Just as COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted some communities more than others, globally, the virus has had an oversized negative impact on migrant workers.

  4. A New Social Contract Needed for Children on the Move

    NAIROBI, Sep 10 (IPS) - Forced to flee wars and disasters, sometimes without family, and struggling to survive in the worst of circumstances, children on the move have long led very precarious lives. Be they refugees, internally displaced or asylum seekers, vulnerable and marginalised, they lose years of childhood. They are exposed to the worst forms of abuse, such as commercial exploitation and violence. Today, their situation is dire as they remain at the very bottom of the list to receive emergency measures to protect them from the impacts of COVID-19. 

  5. Seeking Asylum? Not Here!

    NEW YORK, Sep 01 (IPS) - Although the right to seek asylum is recognized nearly universally, governments across the globe are increasingly declaring, "Not Here!". Those governments view the large and growing numbers of men, women and children seeking asylum in their countries as serious threats to their native populations, ways of life and cultures

  6. Nepal Welcomes Qatar Labour Reform

    KATHMANDU, Aug 31 (IPS) - Even as Nepali workers stranded overseas face confusion and uncertainty during the Covid-19 crisis, labour reforms in Qatar – including an increase in the minimum wage announced in Doha on Sunday — may have lasting implications for migrants there.

  7. Defying Predictions, Nepal’s Remittances Still High

    KATHMANDU, Aug 25 (IPS) - Despite dire predictions about a drastic drop in remittances that Nepal gets from its workers abroad due to the Covid-19 induced economic downturn, money transfers have hit Rs875 billion which is only 0.5% less than the preceding year.

  8. I Came to Work in Qatar to Pursue My Dreams, But My Life is a Nightmare

    DOHA, Aug 19 (IPS) - Like thousands of migrant workers from Africa and Asia, I am finally in the land of my dreams, Qatar. I knew working here would be tough, but I thought I would be able to regularly send money home to my family and live decently.

  9. No More Lost Generations: Global Fund Provides Education for Children in Crisis

    HYDERABAD, India, Aug 14 (IPS) - 15-year-old Humaira* sits on the mud floor of her hut in Ukhiya camp, Cox's Bazar, listening as the rain beats down on the tarpaulin roof.

  10. COVID-19 Sharpens Caste Discrimination in Nepal

    KAILALI, Nepal, Aug 14 (IPS) - Across Nepal, it is the already under-served and vulnerable who have been affected by the prolonged lockdowns. But it is the Dalit returnees from India who have tested positive and their families who face double discrimination.

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