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Rehabilitation, a far fetched dream for Lankan Tamils
May 20, 2010 Rehabilitation of thousands of war-displaced Sri Lankan Tamils is becoming an uphill battle as donors show weariness. The United Nations has warned that there is an acute shortage of funds and in absence of international community’s initiatives, rehabilitation work may stop soon.
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Global migration can spur social and economic growth: UN
Apr 23, 2013 The United Nations Commission on Population and Development kicked off a five-day session yesterday with a call for the international community to seize upon the opportunities for social and economic growth presented by demographic shifts resulting from global migration.
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Video festival on migration and diversity
Jun 12, 2009 PLURAL+ invites youth to submit short videos that promote harmony in diverse societies. Deadline for submitting entries is September 30, 2009.
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Migrants from Afghanistan multiplying in the west
Jun 05, 2009 Facing insecurity and lack of economic opportunities at home, young Afghans are increasingly resorting to costly and perilous illegal migration to European and other developed countries. A UNHCR report says around 18,000 asylum-seekers have registered in as many as 44 countries in the West last year.
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Expanding deserts, falling water tables and toxins driving migration
Aug 24, 2011 Expanding deserts, depleting groundwater and soaring toxic exposure are forcing millions to flee their homes in search of more habitable places, warns analyst Lester R. Brown. India is one among the many countries that will witness high influx of environmental refugees.
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New ban on women migrants discriminates, not a solution:HRW
Aug 14, 2012 On August 9, 2012, Nepal’s cabinet approved a ban on women under the age of 30 from traveling to the Gulf for work. The ban is a response to several publicized cases of abuse of Nepali domestic workers, including long work hours, unpaid wages, and in some cases physical or sexual abuse. This recent move comes two years after Nepal lifted a 12-year ban on any women working in Middle Eastern countries.
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After Bangalore, Chennai too sees exodus
Aug 17, 2012 South India — which has never seen non-locals fleeing the region for fear of their lives — continued to witness the unprecedented exodus of citizens from the Northeast on Thursday, with thousands from Chennai too rushing to the railway station to take the train home.
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Neighbouring countries should respect rights of refugees, says Afghanistan
Aug 28, 2012 The oppressed people of Afghanistan, after witnessing three consecutive decades of imposed war and civil instabilities, resorted to migration to meet their daily expenses. This human tragedy is impacting the war-battered country, while hundreds of these migrants are victims of pathetic incidents of torture, and violence in oceans, jungles and detention centers of foreign countries.
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Progress or distress?
Sep 26, 2011 Census 2011 data shows for first time since 1921, India's urban population has risen by more than it’s rural. Is it despair driven migration – the collapse of millions of livelihoods in agriculture - that has sparked rural exodus? P.Sainath investigates.
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Bangladeshi migrants reducing: Assam Chief Minister
Aug 02, 2012 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that illegal migration from Bangladesh to Assam had lessened but not stopped altogether. He was referring to the recent riots after which the opposition parties had alleged that the ethnic violence took place because of settlers from Bangladesh.
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Over 72 mn forcibly displaced globally: report
Oct 16, 2012 This year's World Disasters Report focuses on forced migrations, arguing that disasters, environmental degradation, poverty and poor governance drive displacement.
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Gulf journeys: Securing the lives of South Asia’s women migrants
Jun 15, 2012 Women migrant workers face many difficulties, especially the ones who migrate to the Gulf. A new study shows the need for newer policies to tackle the issues of their rights.
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Protecting climate refugees
Jan 12, 2009 There exists enough scientific evidence to show that the world’s carrying capacity will be compromised by climate change. Migration and Climate Change published by International Organization for Migration examines development implications of large-scale population movement and responses to these challenges.
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Making mobility integral to development strategies
Oct 06, 2009 UNDP’s latest publication Human Development Report 2009 highlights human mobility as a core component of the development agenda. It looks at the factors that drive migration from one developing economy into another and proposes the need for better policies, which can bring equitable growth and development.
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Sri Lanka: Migration dream remains, despite dangers
Nov 19, 2009 Both Sinhala and Tamil Sri Lankans want to leave the country for reasons of security and to seek better economic opportunities abroad. While some go through legal channels, there are many who take an illegal route at great personal risks.
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Urban radio impacts lives in Afghanistan
Mar 26, 2009 A new radio drama focusing on positive coping strategies in Afghan cities has struck a chord with urban listeners. Targeting urban migrants and their socio-economic issues, this radio show is helping them deal with the realities of modern life.
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UN launches virtual community on gender and migration
May 08, 2009 UN-INSTRAW’s virtual community provides a space for discussion on women's participation in migratory flows and their contribution to development. The initiative seeks to collect experiences worldwide and strengthen existing networks among experts to enrich research and policy advocacy in the field.
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New social security deal for Indians in Sweden
Nov 26, 2012 A new agreement, when in force, will encourage Indians to work in the Scandinavian nation, without the fear of paying huge portions of their incomes towards social security.
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Gulf States deport HIV infected migrants
Dec 22, 2008 Foreign workers in the gulf region fear to get tested for HIV as that means instant deportation. Discriminated by authorities, the migrant labourers are not allowed to buy antiretroviral drugs and are often threatened with lethal injections to force them return home.
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Chinese president returns home amidst continuing violence
Jul 08, 2009 There has not been any let up in the violence that erupted in the city of Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang region last Sunday. The conflict has its roots in ethnic tension that has been brewing between the Turkic Muslim Uighurs and the Han Chinese for many decades now.
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IOM to boost rural development in Sri Lanka
Feb 28, 2013 International Organization for Migration (IOM) has teamed up with Bank of Ceylon to boost rural development in the areas that were worst-affected by Sri Lanka’s civil war.
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Sri Lanka migrant health policy opens to debate
Nov 29, 2012 Three years of research into migrants' health, consultations with stakeholders and capacity building have come to fruition in Colombo yesterday when Sri Lanka’s Minister for health presented a proposed National Migration Health Policy for public debate.
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Displacement on the rise
May 19, 2010 Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2009 points at long running conflicts to be the main cause of displacement of millions since mid 1990s. It says that the biggest group of newly displaced people was in Pakistan where nearly three million people fled to escape troops’ operations against the Taliban.
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Migration nightmares: Bangladeshis end up in jails
Jul 12, 2010 Several people of Bangladeshi origin have been led into a trap by unscrupulous recruiting agents promising them jobs overseas and eventually leaving them lurching in Nepal. Despite tough rhetoric, punishment has been little for such crimes and Nepali authorities are still struggling against immigration scams.
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India: Child trafficking rises ahead of Commonwealth Games
Aug 16, 2010 With Commonwealth Games fast approaching, cases of child trafficking, especially minor girls are on the rise. Girls mostly from West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand are lured by placement agencies which promise employment in the city but are instead sold to pimps and forced into sex work.
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Provide security to the displaced, urges report
May 19, 2010 A latest report of Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre talks about several aspects of forced displacement and its linkages with national issues of a country. It calls for securing assistance to the vulnerable poor who have been compelled to live away from home to escape wraths of conflicts.
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Thousands of Burmese migrants suffer exploitation
Jun 01, 2010 The limited job opportunities and low incomes, force tens of thousands of Burmese to migrate abroad for work making them victims of human traffickers. The continual endeavours of government and international agencies to save them from exploitation are evidently effective but greater efforts are required to protect the victims.
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World cup football brings misery to many homes
Jun 03, 2010 Families suffer terrible miseries as their homes get demolished to build car parking areas and stadiums for the upcoming football world cup in South Africa. Meanwhile, following the orders of a local court, the government has unveiled an extensive plan to provide homes to the homeless.
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Asia to witness large-scale migration driven by changing weather patterns: ADB
Feb 11, 2011 A draft report by Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns that governments in Asia and Pacific should prepare for the possibility of extensive migration due to changing weather patterns. Most migration will be within national boundaries; primarily from rural to urban areas and gradual environmental changes like desertification and sea-level rise rather than disasters will drive millions away from homes.
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Millions of Asian climate migrants and millions more in the future
Sep 20, 2011 An Asian Development Bank report has revealed that at least 30 million people were displaced last year by climate-related disasters across Asia. It also estimated that 40 billion dollars of investment was needed to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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