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Governments Need To Step Up And Help Migrants Dying Of Cold In Greece, U.N. Says

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.13.2017 | World

Refugees and migrants are dying in Europe’s cold snap and governments must do more to help them rather than pushing them back from borders and subje...

Refugees And Migrants: From Crisis To Governance?

Angelo Martelli | Posted 10.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Angelo Martelli

It is high time the international community creates a rule-based system that takes into account geopolitical circumstances and provides a comprehensive response that starts with search and rescue and ends with integration in the local community.

Migration and Youth

Esther Muiruri | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Esther Muiruri

When faced with a humanitarian crisis caused by natural disasters, conflicts or other factors, we are often forced to move in search of a safe place. ...

'Educating The Future': Advocating For The Education Of Young Migrants

Lanna Walsh | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Lanna Walsh

We are 200 young migrants, eager to achieve our dreams.

Integration is an Ongoing Adventure

Afsoon Houshidari | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Afsoon Houshidari

When I saw the photo of Aylan Kurdi, like many, I was overcome with emotion. Then my thoughts raced: that, but for the grace of God, could have been m...

Building Tunnels

Ahmed Badr | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Ahmed Badr

My name is Ahmed Badr, and I am 18-year old former refugee from Baghdad, Iraq. When I was eight years old, my house was bombed by a militia. Soon a...

Migration is our History, Reality, and Future

William Lacy Swing | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
William Lacy Swing

Migration is history's oldest and most effective anti-poverty measure, a natural human response to challenges and a facilitator of greater opportunities.

A Migrant's Harrowing Tale about Life in Libya

Cecilia Mann | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Cecilia Mann

In the past few years, the International Organization for Migration has facilitated the voluntary return of thousands of migrants from Libya back to t...

Over 2,700 Migrants Rescued At Sea In 24 Hours, As Mediterranean Deaths Drop

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.29.2016 | World

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) - Fewer migrants are dying as they try to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, which may reflect better management of refugee f...

Record 522K Migrants Arrive In Europe By Sea In 2015

USA Today | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

A record 522,124 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by sea this year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. The number ...

World Humanitarian Day: Recognizing Those Who Push Through Daily Obstacles to Deliver Aid

Sandra Black | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Sandra Black

World Humanitarian Day on August 19 is an opportunity to realize that our humanitarian activities, which start to feel routine, have enormous significance for those receiving assistance.

Forced Migration? Facing an Uncomfortable Future

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

Currently the U.S. has no unified federal program that provides guidance and funding for the relocation of affected communities such as those in Alaska that are pummeled by coastal storms.

Too Soon for Carnival: Sweeping Haiti's 400,000 Poor Back Under the Rug

Mark Schuller | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

President Martelly of Haiti is planning a Carnival des Fleurs, a tradition under Duvalier, scheduled to begin July 29, a day after the anniversary of the 1915 U.S. invasion. But for the 390,276 people who are still under ripped sheets of plastic or tarp, it's too soon to celebrate.

Migration as Ecology: How Culture Evolves

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The immigration debate in the United States often centers narrowly around people who cross a border, and their social impacts on the "destination" country. But what if we viewed migration as a social phenomenon, or as a natural process?

U.N.: 1 Million In Libya Will Need Aid

AP/The Huffington Post | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- Up to 1 million foreign workers and others trapped in Libya are expected to need emergency aid because of fighting in the North African...

Haiti One Year Later: Light at the End of the Tunnel or Oncoming Train?

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

This summer I conducted a study of a random sample of over 100 camps in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. How much progress has been made since August? In short: almost none.