Migration

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent…

Fewer burqas, more police

Christian Democratic interior ministers are calling for more security as well as changes to integration policy. It’s only a coincidence that their paper is coming out during the election campaign, they say. The room is really too small. Journalists and…

‘Crisis and Climate Change Driving Unprecedented Migration;

Human Wrongs Watch By Manipadma Jena* NAIROBI, Kenya, 6 Jun 2016 (IPS) – Climate change is now adding new layers of complexity to the nexus between migration and the environment. Coastal populations are at particular risk as a global rise…

NATO wars to blame for refugee crisis in Europe: it’s time to dissolve this anachronism

Yesterday morning in Budapest I was at a sports club where I often go, moving my body to combat the effects of time, and as I came out I heard the sound of a police motorbike coming towards me with…

Hungarians protest against plans for a wall of shame on their Serbian border

The right-wing Fidesz government, led by Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, last week passed legislation approving the construction of a 4 m high and 155km long fence along the border with their southern neighbour, Serbia, despite objections raised by opposition MPs,…

Austria: Refugees speak up for their rights

This article from no-racism.net reports on a protest in the Austrian town of Traiskirchen in support of migrants at the town’s refugee camp. It has been written by one of the protest organisers and edited by Pressenza for publication. On…

Disarming words: the dictionary of immigration

By Sara Bosco Migration is one of the biggest and most complex of today’s phenomena. Every day, all over the world, thousands of people try to cross the borders of their homelands in search of a better life in a…

Danger on the Deep Blue Sea

Human Wrongs Watch By Kate Bond* December 2014 — The ocean waves crash violently against the boat, tossing it to and fro, as hundreds of men, women and children try desperately to stay on board. Behind them, they left a war zone,…

Migration as a Network for Development

By Michelle Tull WASHINGTON, May 10 2014 (IPS) – On the eve of a major international conference on migration in Stockholm, a major think tank here is calling on the delegates from more than 150 countries to recognise the importance…

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