News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. Nepal’s Baby Export

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Feb 21 (IPS) - A major discrepancy between Nepal government and foreign records of the number of Nepali children adopted in North America and Europe has exposed a trafficking ring that involves various child welfare agencies in Kathmandu.

  2. Zimbabwe's Thin Line between Child Smuggling and Child Trafficking

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    HARARE, Feb 20 (IPS) - While there are a large number of instances of child smuggling and trafficking across Zimbabwe's porous borders, these cases still remain unknown and unreported because of the nature of the crime.

    Elton Ndumiso*, a bus-conductor who works a bus route from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to neighbouring South Africa, sees it all the time: Zimbabwean women travelling with three or four children, who are clearly not their own kids, and taking them across the border.

    It's a crime that most bus drivers or conductors either turn a blind eye to, or become accomplices in by assisting the women. 

  3. What Future for the Rohingyas after the ICJ Ruling?

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    ROME, Feb 19 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking ruling in January 2020, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community.

  4. Globalization of Indifference: Ai Weiwei and the Refugee Crisis

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Humans belong to a species that is constantly on the move . Since some Homo Sapiens 125,000 years ago began to move from the African continent, humans can be found all over the world, even in such utterly inhospitable places as the icebound plateaus of Antarctica.

    By moving, humans have tried to escape inadequate food-supply or otherwise unacceptable living conditions.

    Natural forces have forced them to leave, or even more commonly – violent actions by other humans. With them migrants have brought their means of expression and interaction, some of them expressed through their art.

  5. Experts laud International Court of Justice Order on Myanmar to Halt all Genocidal Conduct

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community. 

  6. Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? - A Migrant’s Story

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind.

  7. Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

  8. Global Inequality Continues to Grow: UNDESA Report

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - More than 70 percent of the global population is currently living in parts of the world where income inequality has grown, according to a World Social Report 2020 launched by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

  9. UN Special Rapporteur Offers Assistance to Indian Supreme Court in Case of Rohingya Deportation

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (IPS) - University of California professor E. Tendayi Achiume, who is a United Nations Special Rapporteur, has recently offered her assistance to the Indian Supreme Court in a long hearing about India deporting Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

  10. In the Elusive Grip of an Abusive Partner: A Migrant’s Story

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 14 (IPS) - To live in a home with family, to have a safe environment, food and basic human necessities, are some of the essentials that most people expect to have without giving it all much thought.

    When a child is born, parents or caregivers are likely to provide these things. These expectations get renewed whenever someone gets married and moves to a new home, a different neighborhood, or a city.

    We can hardly find someone who will say that they were not expecting happiness and safety when stepping into a new relationship, or starting a new chapter of life.

    But these expectations of a better life turn disastrous for millions of people when they step into another country as a dependent.

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