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As Migrants Head North, Hungary Decries 'Humiliating' EU Policy

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

ROSZKE, Hungary, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Hungary called on Tuesday for more money from the European Union to handle a rising tide of migrants crossing the...

Artists Transform Heartbreaking Letters From Detained Migrants Into Gripping Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts

"I’m worried, because my daughter is losing weight, because she doesn’t eat," a single mother, detained at the Karnes Detention Center in...

European Union Approves Billions In Funding For Migrant Crisis

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The European Commission on Monday approved 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) of aid over six years for countries includin...

9 Refugees Share Personal Stories About Why They Fled To Germany

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche & Jan David Sutthoff | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

“Welcome, dear refugees; good to have you here.” That was the message of many of the 200 Germans from all strata of society whom HuffPost...

Ending Mass Incarceration, But Not for Immigrants: A Tale of Two Policies

Anita Sinha | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Anita Sinha

While the critical subject of a runaway U.S. criminal justice system is gaining momentum toward reforms, the Obama Administration is vigorously defending the mass detention of non-U.S. citizens, including the detention of women and children.

The New Environmental Refugee Crisis

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

The International Organization for Migration reported this week that over 1,900 migrants have lost their lives so far this year attempting to brave the perilous sea-journey from North Africa to Europe. It's a record death toll -- over double last year's numbers -- within the context of a record year of migration.

Map: Which States Illinoisans Moved to the Most

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.30.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

New research from Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) found that Illinois lost nearly 10,000 citizens between 2013 and 2014. This was the largest decline in absolute numbers of any state in the nation.

The Role of the EU Delegations in Saving Lives and Ensuring Security

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

Seeking international protection, people from Syria and Eritrea, Niger, Mali, Libya, Somalia among others, are escaping their countries and embarking in hopeful journeys across the deadly Mediterranean' sea routes.

The Netherlands In A Hundred Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

When award-winning artist Ilvy Njiokiktjien was appointed as the Netherlands' "Photographer of the Nation" in 2013, she turned to the one event that e...

See the World Through Migrants' Eyes

William Lacy Swing | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

The Thai government's clampdown has toppled one pillar of this grotesque smuggling infrastructure, but the edifice still stands and the smugglers will seek new ways to exploit desperate people.

Dozens Of Eastern European Women Lured To West For Sham Marriages Each Year

AP | SYLVIA HUI and KAREL JANICEK | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had...

The ISIS Strategy to 'Seize Rome' Unfolds

Kevin Price | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Kevin Price

ISIS successes have exceeded the expectations of virtually everyone, but this pronouncement had a ring of hubris to it. How in the world could they successfully attack Rome? Events in Libya and southern Europe are beginning to show how such an event could happen.

No Place Left to Run

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

"Europe is declaring war on smugglers" the EU's top migration official said last month. As the Mediterranean fills with boats and the bodies of migrants from Africa and the Arab world, it is inopportune language like this underlines how grave a situation we find ourselves in and how far away a humane solution seems.

Is it Time to Have an Open Conversation on Migration Yet?

European Horizons | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
European Horizons

Put bluntly: Migration is necessary in the European Union. Such a statement might be socially unpopular and, perhaps, even politically charged, but EU leaders need to accept the realities of migratory flows and demographic transition facing the region.

EU Asylum Policy: The Necessity For a Shared Responsibility

Athéna Tacet | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

It's time for the EU Member States to agree on a common supranational policy that will overcome national interests for the purpose of reducing the human cost of migrations while respecting Europe's commitment to the rights and freedoms of asylum-seekers.

Gabriel Arana

Fusion Courts Millennials With Deep-Dive, International Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.08.2015 | Media

In one of the nascent network’s most ambitious projects to date, last night Fusion aired “Generation in Crisis,” a one-hour documentary special ...

Seven Spectacular Wildlife Phenomenons to Experience

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Witness some of planet's greatest wildlife spectacles, from the gathering of Antarctica's emperor penguins to the migration of immense herds on the African plains.

A 39 Hour Train Ride Through China

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Matjaz Tancic

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it's easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football field...

Transforming Migrants Lives -- Protect, Grow and Emerge

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

The idea might be small, but I'm committed to leading and empowering other people to stand up for the most marginalized. Whether I influence a person, a child, an adult or a community, I am creating change. In doing so, I will be recruiting other change makers.

The Italian Dilemma

Christopher Slaney | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Christopher Slaney

The Italian authorities are facing a terrible dilemma. The more boat migrants they save, the more who will risk their lives at the hands of the smugglers, the more the smugglers will profit.

Will the Mediterranean Become Europe's Cemetery?

Hazel Guardado | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Hazel Guardado

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 3,400 people died in 2014 trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

Climate-Induced Migration: A Looming Crisis

Anika Rahman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Anika Rahman

Climate change is an immense and multifaceted global challenge likely to change the planet. In some of the most industrialized settings in the world as well as in the most vulnerable areas, people may find they can no longer live in places they have called home for generations.

GCC Abandonment of Unified Labour Contract Puts Onus on Qatar

James Dorsey | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to abandon plans to adopt a unified contract for domestic workers increases pressure on Qatar to significantly revamp its controversial labour regime in a bid to fend off efforts to deprive it of its right to host the 2022 World Cup.

Migration for the Good

Monique Barbut | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Monique Barbut

Have the migration debates erupting all over the world all missed a crucial point? Climate change is pulling the rug from under poor rural people's feet; destroying their natural resources and taking away their ability to decide their own fate.

Gloria Steinem vs. Prostitution in India

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.28.2015 | World
American Anthropological Association

The NYT series gives a glimpse of how the anti-trafficking message is being put together, with creative uses of both the age-old idea of Indian women being fundamentally oppressed, as well as a newer idea that there is a feminist movement there positioned to resolve sexism, in part by abolishing prostitution.