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Haitian Migrants Pouring Into Brazil Don't Find A Warm Welcome

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

When 26-year-old construction worker Alex Mustivas was injured on the job in Brazil, fracturing his spine and arm, his employer offered him $70. ...

Fear and Loathing of Refugees in Europe

Judith Sunderland | Posted 02.09.2016 | World
Judith Sunderland

Xenophobes warn that Europe's cultural identity is at risk, and yet the founding treaty of the EU calls for societies characterized by pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men. That means welcoming refugees, and taking steps to integrate them in a way that respects these values and their identity.

Ukraine Needs European Marshall Plan and to defeat corruption

Diane M. Francis | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

Ironically, it was a breakfast panel hosted by a Ukrainian oligarch, Victor Pinchuk and his Pinchuk Foundation, that yielded the most candid and interesting remarks as to what to do about Ukraine's struggle against Putin and internal corruption.

Ode to Haiti's Neo-Comedians

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Gina Athena Ulysse

When the late Graham Greene's The Comedians was published, the book's description read, "Set in Haiti, amid an atmosphere of brutal force and terror-ridden love, three desperate people work out their strange destinies."

Migrant Workers Reading Mean Comments In A Powerful Video

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

A powerful video of migrants to Singapore reading out local residents' comments about them shows how much words matter. Familiar Strangers, a ...

3 Ways for Countries to Build Resilience to Mass Refugee Flows

Sara Pantuliano | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
Sara Pantuliano

In the WEF's 2016 Global Risks Report, large-scale, involuntary migration is identified as the most likely risk to occur. Amongst all the risks, it is ranked fourth in terms of the scale of impact, with a range of political, social, economic and security risks, both to refugees and the countries in which they seek asylum.

36°C Below Zero -- Braving the Freezing Cold Arctic Circle with the Nenets Reindeer Herders of Siberia

Christine Amour-Levar | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
Christine Amour-Levar

Its head facing east, the animal's eyes bulge out and its tongue hangs limply to one side as the rope around its neck, pulled by three broad-shouldered herders squeezes the remaining life out of it.

'A Decent Bomber' -- Alexander McNabb's Irish Thriller

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.

Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.26.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.

Climate Change and Migration: The World Must Be Prepared

Koko Warner | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Koko Warner

In the post-2015 world, all current signals point to a need to invest in research and policy analysis to develop a reference point which will not only help to protect vulnerable people, but will also serve long-term sustainable development.

The Response to Disruptive Forces Must Be Strong Leadership

András Simonyi | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
András Simonyi

A firm leadership and decisive action is required to push back the disruptive efforts of radical Islam and Russian efforts to destabilize the EU and mess up our societies. We should not be fooled. The interests of disruptive forces of radical islam and Russia come together: weaken the West.

Migration and Terror: Time for a Sensible Debate

Dr. Khalid Koser | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
Dr. Khalid Koser

Aside from a fake Syrian passport, there is no evidence that the Paris attacks were masterminded or perpetrated by migrants. Even if evidence does emerge, the dividends of migration in Europe clearly and demonstrably will continue to outweigh the risks.

Migration: A Global Issue in Need of a Global Solution

Christine Lagarde | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Christine Lagarde

To support additional public services for refugees, countries neighboring conflict zones will require more financial resources. The international community must play its part. With the IMF's support, for example, Jordan has been able to adjust its fiscal targets to help meet this need. Ultimately, however, one thing is very clear: No country can manage the refugee issue on their own. We need global cooperation.

Migrants Need Cities. Cities Need Migrants

William Lacy Swing | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

It's an inescapable truism that's begun to sink in with leaders worldwide and which, very soon, will become obvious even to those most opposed to our current wave of human mobility.

Brain Drain Hits Greece As Young Professionals Seek Financial Security

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

Between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Greeks migrated abroad in search of work. Countries like Germany, the Un...

Why Giving Back to the Birds Matters

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

Not only did I support 'em financially, but I worked with Audubon's team on a social media partnership, which helped to raise Audubon's profile, expand their network and generate support.

Do the World's 232 Million Migrants Have Constitutional Rights?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Dr. Jody Heymann

While the Syrian refugee crisis is currently capturing the world's attention, it reflects a much broader trend of increasing migration worldwide.

"Hört auf mich nach meinen Wurzeln zu fragen - ich bin doch kein Baum"

HuffPost Video | Posted 10.10.2015 | College

Youtuberin Puja Kaur Matta erklärt, wieso sie nicht mehr gefragt werden will, woher sie "eigentlich" kommt. Auf ihrem Youtube Vlog setzt sie sich wei...

Crossing Borders

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Yara Zgheib

At the end of the day, I am a Turkish astronomer running around in a European costume, humming Arabic lullabies and making anise tea.

Migration Advice from Successful Immigrant Women

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

With migrants flooding Europe and the refugee crisis unfolding, we are worrying how they will cope. Is it feasible for any country to digest such a suddenly massive influx of so culturally different newcomers and sustain its own values?

Fact-Checking the Dominican Ambassador on Citizenship, Migration and Human Rights

France Francois | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
France Francois

Despite the millions spent by the Dominican government on public relations and lobbying firms, the facts cannot be spun to make the country look as if it's a successful model for documenting migrants and promoting human rights, as José Tomás Pérez, Dominican Ambassador to the United States, claimed in a recent article.

Adiós, Gigante: Our Saturday Afternoon Fever

Paz Zarate | Posted 09.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Paz Zarate

Some years ago, while living in Washington D.C., I realized that being Chilean was, among the Latino community, synonymous with being Don Francisco's compatriot (and no longer one of Pinochet's). And that this connection -- an infallible ice-breaker, even if the conversation turned into criticism of the show for its sexism or another reason -- generated a degree of fraternity.

A Crucial Moment to Address Global Migration

Daniel Speckhard | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Speckhard

It took the heartbreaking image of a drowned toddler lying on a beach in Turkey to finally wake the world to a humanitarian crisis that has been long brewing. We are at a "hinge" moment in history in which a number of factors are contributing to people on the move.

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California's all-time record heat and record drought explode into more...

Europe's Refugee Crisis Spawns A Billion-Dollar Industry

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

Europe's refugee crisis is not only an urgent humanitarian disaster, but has also spawned an incredibly lucrative industry. Refugees and migrants are...