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Hundreds are missing after a fire destroyed a huge migrant camp in France

A migrant camp inhabited by 1,500 people burned down in northern France Monday night, and while about 500 residents were evacuated to nearby gymnasiums, most other residents are unaccounted for,

Migrants are still drowning in the Mediterranean and the EU can’t agree on what to do about it

Rescuers saved 9,000 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea over a period of just three days last weekend. With no sign of the migration to Europe slowing down, a debate is raging about how far the

If you think traffic is bad now, wait for the inland migration

As sea levels rise, inland cities are going to get much more congestedNew Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. CREDIT: Jocelyn AugustinoBy Marlene CimonsWhen rising waters from superstorms like Katrina or

Climate change is already forcing U.S. communities to abandon their homes

Seventeen communities are already being forced to move due to the impacts of climate change.CREDIT: AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyProjections of climate-fueled sea level rise show terrifying scenarios with
Number of Children Migrating Solo Around the World Has Increased Five-Fold, UNICEF Says

Number of Children Migrating Solo Around the World Has Increased Five-Fold, UNICEF Says

Those who survived the journeys recounted harrowing stories of abuse

Southern History, Deep Fried

It was 1838, and the young Englishman Philip Henry Gosse couldn’t sleep. He’d arrived in Alabama two months before, and was working as a schoolteacher for 21 young boys. An amateur naturalist, Gosse
President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Driving Some Poor People Off Food Stamps

President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Driving Some Poor People Off Food Stamps

Some poor families feel it is too dangerous under a president who has made immigration enforcement a priority

While Trump cracks down on immigration, children flee horrors in Central America

A new report says children in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are fleeing “rape, domestic violence, sexual servitude, and human trafficking.”Police investigators carry a body to a forensic

In rare victory, Australia will pay $53 million to refugees in abuse case

“Money can’t bring back my four years I spent in hell,” one refugee said.Protestors against asylum seekers being deported, gather for a rally in Sydney, Australia, Feb. 4, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Rob
Remittances help migrants’ families and the UK | Letters

Remittances help migrants’ families and the UK | Letters

This is a win-win situation, for individuals and countries receiving remittances and for a more financially and socially inclusive UK, writes Dipti PardeshiFriday is the International Day of Family
A Record 65.6 Million People Are Now Displaced Worldwide, Says UNHCR

A Record 65.6 Million People Are Now Displaced Worldwide, Says UNHCR

The conflict in Syria alone has produced 12 million displaced people
Dreams Sour for Bangladeshi Workers Returning Home From Singapore With Mounting Debt

Dreams Sour for Bangladeshi Workers Returning Home From Singapore With Mounting Debt

Singapore's temporary labor system leaves many Bangladeshi workers in debt

Forced displacement at record levels on World Refugee Day

This year, 65.6 million people are displaced across the globe.South Sudanese refugee children play on swings in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, Monday, June 5, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ben CurtisBy E.A. Crunden and

These 4 Italian towns are thriving thanks to refugees

Once-sparsely populated towns have revived populations and economies.Italian Coastguard, children, volunteers and officials take part in a symbolic rescue of paper boats to send a message to the G7

The colonial history behind the Governor General’s “quote-Indigenous-people-unquote” comments

When the Governor of General of Canada decided to refer to Indigenous people as “immigrants as well” last week, he stepped into a deluge of criticism, for which he promptly apologized on Monday. But

For Trump, ‘World Refugee Day’ means other countries should take care of vulnerable populations

The U.S. government’s rhetoric doesn’t match our international commitments.A South Sudanese refugee boy plays with a ball made from plastic bags and string in Bidi Bidi refugee camp in northern
South Sudan's million-strong refugee crisis is a test for the World Bank

South Sudan's million-strong refugee crisis is a test for the World Bank

It’s time for the bank and the Global Partnership for Education to spend money they have set aside for these emergencies Imagine, if you will, a city the size of Birmingham with a population of a
Nature versus nurture of a growing human population | Letters

Nature versus nurture of a growing human population | Letters

Having fewer children is a no-brainer, write Robin Maynard and Jonathon Porritt. The overconsuming west must not blame the global south, says Christine Galavotti. It is ironic that Italy bears the
Scores of Teenage Migrants Were ‘Deliberately Drowned’ by Smugglers off the Coast of Yemen

Scores of Teenage Migrants Were ‘Deliberately Drowned’ by Smugglers off the Coast of Yemen

Many did not survive when a human smuggler forced about 120 people into the sea