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Around the World in 30 Days: August 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report What would you do if you were US Education Secretary? What Curriculum makes education relevant in a 21st Cent...

U.S. Aid To Honduras In Doubt After Killings Of Activists

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics

A $750 million U.S. economic aid package for Central America was touted last year as a way to slow migration into the U.S. by making one of the world...

Cities And Nature In The Age Of Urbanization

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Pascal Mittermaier

We are in the midst of one of the greatest human migrations that our world has ever seen -- that of humanity from rural areas into cities.

Visa Free by 2018? Africa's Open Visa Policy

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese African citizens currently face some of the most stringent visa restrictions in the world. According to the Africa Visa Openness...

Tracking Human Migration on a Micro Scale

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog We have featured several episodes about the Iceman, Ötzi who lived 5300 years ago, but whose remains were fo...

What Does Brexit Mean For French Citizens In The UK?

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.24.2016 | World

A day before Britain was scheduled to vote on whether it should leave the European Union, a group of French people boarded the Eurostar train in Paris...

From Where I Stand: Patricia Pérez Gómez

UN Women | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
UN Women

From a young age, I have worked looking after children. Here, in Chiapas, migrant workers come from many states and countries. I'm from a community called Poconichim, in the municipality of Chenalhó, State of Chiapas.

How birds endemic to southern Africa are likely to cope with climate change

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Brian Huntley, Durham University Southern Africa is noted for its wealth of biological diversity and for its high proportion of endemic species. Th...

In the Poorest Countries, an Acute Climate Risk

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Without rapid action, the outlook is bleak. The World Bank estimates that the impacts of climate change -- such as more frequent natural disasters, droughts, floods, and food price spikes -- could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.

Is Obama Being Hypocritical About Syrian Refugees?

Kicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

You may have forgotten all about it, but the refugee crisis, especially the one in Syria, is still going on.


Evelyn Marsters | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Evelyn Marsters

Berlin she has two faces Be careful of her tricks When you fall or rise above Who knows what happens next? She opens up her arms And the lunatics con...

From Where I Stand: Nahimana Fainesi

UN Women | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted fromUN WomenPhoto: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina “This is my second time living in communal camps, second time running away from civil war...

From Where I Stand: Zaad Al-khair

UN Women | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig “The day I fled to Jordan there was heavy shelling in my neighbourhood. There were bom...

What Happened When One Guy Set Out To Follow A Snowy Owl's Path

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green

People know surprisingly little about snowy owls -- including what sparks the iconic Arctic birds' occasional mass migrations south. That’s one of t...

From NPR's Latino USA: A World Uprooted

Latino USA | Posted 05.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This week we look at some unusual stories of migration, from dressage trainers in Mexico to West Africans in the treacherous Darian Gap of Central America. And we look at what it's like to live in Qatar, the country with the highest percentage of immigrants. Finally, Koko Warner discusses how climate change will affect global migration now and in the future.

Building Resilience in Nepal

UN Women | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
UN Women

It has been an extremely challenging year for Laxmi. She returned to Nepal a year ago from Dubai, where she worked as a domestic worker. "I returned because I had excruciating pain in my back. I couldn't work; I couldn't sit," she says as she sets the firewood down.

Chaos in Motion: about murmurations & mental processes

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Prior to writing an article, a storm might rage through my head. Ideas spontaneously sprout, patches of words, too fast to grab, fly by. Separate figm...

Migrants Mean Business

Magdy Martínez-Solimán | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Magdy Martínez-Solimán

Migration is unavoidable. It makes eminent sense to facilitate and manage migration flows positively instead of trying to endlessly prevent them. At the same time, pragmatic considerations need to be expressed without false complexes.

Germany Is Not Doing Everything It Can To Help Refugees Integrate

Peter Maffay | Posted 04.21.2016 | World
Peter Maffay

Psychologists are already warning that there is an insufficient number of help centers in Germany to heal the emotional scars of these young people.

Climate Change and the Migration of Infectious Disease

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Miller

That best means would be to concentrate on the remediation of infectious disease. This can be accomplished by mosquito nets, removal of standing water sources in endemic regions, research into improved treatments and vaccines, and a deeper understanding of the reproductive cycle of vector insects or other intermediary hosts.

Refugees Trapped in Limbo in Greece

Chris Morrow | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Chris Morrow

I met a few amazing characters at the Idomeni camp and documented some of their stories.

Ending the Exploitation of People and the Planet

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There could be no more urgent political or policy agenda. There are two global crises that are increasing exponentially in scale this year, trapped in a vicious reinforcing cycle, one making the other worse.

The Forgotten Crises

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

We must ensure that all people -- regardless of where they are born -- have the ability to live happy, healthy, and safe lives. It is critical for the media, governments, and individuals to focus on the massive scale of human suffering in Middle East and Europe. But we must not limit our focus.

Brain Drain, Brain Gain

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

For decades, the developing world's best and brightest have set off to seek their fortunes on foreign shores. But in recent years, the tide of brain drain has been turning, with some of these so-called "sea turtles" making the voyage home.

Australia Wants To Scare Away Migrants With A Movie

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 03.29.2016 | World

Australia, which has accepted thousands of migrants from Afghanistan in recent years, is pressing ahead with a controversial plan to use a movie to pe...