Tag Archives: migration

Immigration: The Big Picture Gallery

Their homelands are torn by war, economic distress, political strife, or environmental collapse. They choose to leave, or have no choice. They’re called migrants, refugees, or internally displaced people. The labels are inadequate as often circumstances could allow all three … Continue reading

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Nato units left 61 African migrants to die of hunger and thirst

Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European and Nato military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. A boat carrying 72 passengers, including several women, young children and political refugees, … Continue reading

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Kingsley’s Crossing by Olivier Jobard

See the full project at http://www.mediastorm.org/0010.htm Kingsley is a 23-year-old lifeguard from the impoverished town of Limbe, Cameroon. Longing for a better life in Europe, he embarks on a harrowing journey that takes him halfway across Africa. Photojournalist Olivier Jobard documents … Continue reading

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Canadian navy boards migrant ship

The Canadian Navy has boarded a cargo ship carrying nearly 500 Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka. Canadian authorities initially said the ship MV Sun Sea was boarded at midday on Thursday when it veered towards land, but police later said it was not … Continue reading

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Deaths in the desert

There are places, like the medical examiners office in Tucson, Arizona, where the human cost of migration to the United States is counted. “This year, or this particular month of the year, has been one of the worst months ever,” … Continue reading

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Climate change ‘will increase Mexico-US migration’

A warming climate could see millions of adult Mexicans migrate to the US as rising temperatures cause a drop in crop yields, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University. For every 10% of lost crop yields in Mexico, 2% … Continue reading

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China’s Money and Migrants Pour Into Tibe

They come by new high-altitude trains, four a day, cruising 1,200 miles past snow-capped mountains. And they come by military truck convoy, lumbering across the roof of the world. Han Chinese workers, investors, merchants, teachers and soldiers are pouring into … Continue reading

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China’s urban dwellers to exceed rural population

China’s urban population is expected to surpass 700 million in the next five years, exceeding the number of rural dwellers for the first time, the country’s top population policy official was cited as saying in a report Sunday. The shift has … Continue reading

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Why Germany’s immigrants fly the flag for their adopted country

With Germany fielding its most ethnically mixed World Cup side on record, the country’s immigrant Turkish and Arab population is showing unprecedented support for the national 11 by flying Germany’s red, black and gold flags from cars, restaurants and businesses. … Continue reading

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Can a Cartoon Character be an Illegal Migrant?

The state of Arizona in the USA has passed tough new anti illegal migrant laws. a BBC article says “Campaigners against a controversial new immigration law in the US state of Arizona have adopted a popular children’s cartoon character as … Continue reading

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