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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...

A Kettle of Hawks and the Pundits Circled

Carl Nettleton | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

On Saturday March 19, 2016, while political pundits chased their tails debating the significance of Donald Trump's prediction of riots, Mitt Romney's support of Ted Cruz, and whether Garland Merrick would be more or less liberal than someone Hillary Clinton might nominate, a kettle of Swainson's hawks circled above California's Anza-Borrego desert.

Europe: Go Big or Go Home

John Feffer | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
John Feffer

Europe has a deal on the table to address the current refugee crisis. This week, European leaders are gathering to discuss the particulars.

Eritrea - Farming in a fragile land

Ray Jordan | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

In downtown Asmara there are boys sitting on church steps, studiously pouring through the text on the well-thumbed pages of bibles that are printed on...

Facilitated Return: Resettlement and Repatriation in the Global Migration Crisis

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

As migrant laws and international conventions governing the treatment of asylum seekers come under greater scrutiny, long-term plans for the repatriation of refugees to African countries are being negotiated as a part of the solution to the global migration crisis.

The Western Balkans and the EU: An Arranged Marriage.

Enika Bushi | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Enika Bushi

The Western Balkans are back in the EU agenda, perhaps a first intelligible step since the beginning of the migration crisis, as 'gatekeepers' and crossroads between East and West the Western Balkans can play a crucial role.

The Western Balkans and the EU: an Arranged Marriage

Enika Bushi | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Enika Bushi

The Western Balkans are back in the EU agenda, perhaps a first intelligible step since the beginning of the migration crisis, as 'gatekeepers' and cro...

A Burden Too Great To Ignore

Dr. Wolfgang Waldner | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Dr. Wolfgang Waldner

It seems evident that the refugee burden cannot rest upon Germany, Sweden and Austria alone: Austria, a country of eight million people, accepted 90 thousand applications for asylum in 2015, more than one percent of our population.

Road Trip of a Different Kind: A Refugee Child's Journey

Victoria Dunning | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Every day, thousands of people in Syria make the terrifying decision to leave. At some moment on some day, they declare they've had enough. They gather the family, pack just the possessions they'll need for survival into the few bags they'll be able to carry, and head toward an uncertain future.

Behind The Migration Machine

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.24.2016 | World

One man’s effort to shepherd his brother into Europe sheds light on the multi-billion-euro smuggling networks that are fuelling Europe’s migrant c...

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

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 08.22.2016 | 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. “I...

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 student-...

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.