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INFORMATION

 

(Updated on 11/05/2016)

 

 

 

  • International Migrants Day
    "is an international day observed on 18 December as International Migrants Day appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations on 4 December 2000 taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly adopted the international convention on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families (resolution 45/158).[1]
    This day is observed in many countries, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations through the dissemination of information on human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants, and through sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure the protection of migrants...
    Since year 2000, the international community has used 18 December, International Migrants Day, to highlight the human rights of migrants.
    Making migrants voices heard is the common thread throughout International Migrants Day events."

    (Wikipedia)

    The official page of International Migrants Day in The UN website
    (un.org)

 

  • The Longer View: Migrant crises
    "The current migrant crisis in Europe has made headlines around the world as millions seek refuge in countries across the continent.
    The scale of the crisis in 2015 has not been seen since the end of World War Two, but tackling mass migration has proved to be an almost constant concern. From Biafra to the Balkans, solutions are rarely straightforward."

    (BBC)
  • World Migration - interactive map
    "The underlying data for the map was published by the World Bank in 2010."

    (iom.int)
  • The Longer View: Migrant crises - with videos
    "The current migrant crisis in Europe has made headlines around the world as millions seek refuge in countries across the continent.
    The scale of the crisis in 2015 has not been seen since the end of World War Two, but tackling mass migration has proved to be
    an almost constant concern. From Biafra to the Balkans, solutions are rarely straightforward."

    (BBC)

 

  • EU migration: Crisis in graphics - 3 September 2015
    "Asylum applications in Europe have surged this year - with numbers for Germany and Hungary already exceeding their totals for 2014.
    Altogether, 438,000 refugees had applied for asylum by the end of July - compared with 571,000 for the whole of last year."

    (BBC)

 

  • Noodle makeover: How one Japanese migrant made it in the US - Article + Photos + Video - 18 August 2015
    "Hidehito Uki was just 20 years old when he decided to leave Japan to start a small noodle company in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. More than 30 years later, his family business has expanded massively with factories in the east and west of the United States."

    (BBC)

  • Why are so many Rohingya migrants stranded at sea? - Article + Photos + Video - 15 May 2015
    "The Rohingyas - a distinct Muslim ethnic group who are effectively stateless - have been fleeing Myanmar for decades.
    But a combination of factors means that they are now stranded in rickety boats in the Andaman sea, causing international alarm."

    (BBC)

  • UNHCR = United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    (Wikipedia)

  • Immigration, asylum and refugees (guardian.co.uk)