The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy.
Millions of people are victims of continued discrimination, exclusion and persecution, says UN refugee agency’s new report, calling for “immediate action” to secure equal nationality rights for all.
It is paramount that all stakeholders, especially global leaders, adopt a rights-based approach in seeking arrangements for safe and orderly migration to preventing exploitation.
International migration has surged in recent years, touching 244 million individuals in 2015, while forced displacement reached a record high, with 65.3 million individuals displaced worldwide by the end 2015.
After men migrate for work, women of Mousuni Island in the Sundarbans in West Bengal have to struggle for survival, losing land and livelihood to floods and erosion.
One key solution is to invest in food security and rural development, which can address factors that compel people to move.
Since 2011, the percentage of unaccompanied children among Egyptian irregular migrants reaching Europe has been remarkably high.
In All the worlds between, an enaction of a collaboration between sets of Indian and Irish poets results in an interplay of themes that we may have never considered we shared.
The coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthi militia in Yemen has, however, denied carrying out the attack that killed 42.
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
In villages where stone quarrying work is the prime source of income, an influx of machinery has resulted in many residents leaving in search of safer opportunities.
An over-emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the war in Syria.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world is facing its worst food crisis since the Second World War.
Ending catch and release was one of Trump’s central promises during his presidential campaign, but officials say there has been little change in the policy.
A Global Water Partnership-led forum in December 2016 found a dangerous nexus between water insecurity, enduring unemployment and increasing migration in the Mediterranean. Rome: Water – everybody talks about it, warns against its growing scarcity, excessive waste, the impact of climate change, the frequent severe droughts and so on. […]
Smugglers send the migrants out in flimsy boats with little fuel, and most are picked up by international vessels after leaving Libyan waters.
At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011, according to a UN report.
The meeting, which has migration and extradition on the agenda, comes as Mexico begins to take a larger role in the regional migration issue.
In a changing and unsettled world, migration can be a greater-than-ever contributor to development for communities of origin, destination areas and for the migrants themselves.
A large proportion of the 4.3 million migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean survive by working in the informal economy or in irregular conditions.
Dozens of asylum seekers held in a detention centre in Papua New Guinea have elected to accept cash from Australia to return to their home countries in the largest exodus from the South Pacific camp in four years.
The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action
His warm words for Trump contrasts starkly with the abuse he poured on incumbent Barack Obama, who he told repeatedly to “go to hell”.
Africa’s largest economy is in recession as oil revenues have fallen and hard currency reserves dwindled, forcing the closure of plants unable to import raw materials.
Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s debut book is a rite-of-passage tale of a Sikh migrant who defies all labels of religion, cultural and identity.
A regional framework would allow India to determine its responsibilities towards migrants escaping natural disasters and slow-onset environmental changes.
Each time a small farmer migrates to an urban area, it equals to one food producer less and one food consumer more.
For much of the 19th century migration was unhindered and emigrants could decide on the time of their arrival and departure.
States need to think of alternatives instead of locking up children on the move.
Many housemaids are children from poor families who are placed with wealthier households to provide free labour in return for a roof over their heads.
Besides accentuating polarisation and provoking communal conflict, the BJP is turning attention away from the real migrations, cattle deaths and trafficking taking place because of its callous policies.
It is a revelation to see how children adapt to the changing climate and its attendant woes in the eastern states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
As cities expand and revamp, they have the opportunity to lower rising disaster risk by implementing resilient infrastructure and preventive policies.
The administration has failed to effectively implement the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in drought-affected villages in the Bundelkhand region.
“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony.”
Most member-states of the European Union have failed to take in their quotas of refugees, and nearly a dozen countries have built barricades to try to keep both migrants and refugees out.