A new report released by the World Bank, titled "Groundswell-Preparing for Internal Climate Migration", highlights how without immediate global and national climate action, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America will have over 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050.
The report shifts the focus from cross-border migration to internal migration. It focuses on three case studies: Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Mexico.
The largest majority of black asylum seekers in 2017 were Haitians, mainly crossing from the U.S.-Canada border. The Caribbean Solidarity Network and Hart House Social Justice Committee at the University of Toronto are hosting an event "to explore the historical context of black asylum seekers at the Canadian border, more specifically the unique experience of Haitian migrants and the current political climate in the Trump-Trudeau era. The panel will discuss current efforts to provide legal support for Haitians at the Lacolle, Quebec border and the challenges facing in-land border crossings and the refugee claim process for claimants that do not match the ‘traditional asylum seeker’ narrative."
Panelists include: Dr. Melanie Newton, Saron Gebresellassi and Fedora Mathieu. The event will take place from on March 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the University of Toronto's Hart House.
An article published by the Toronto Star discusses how people in Canada are protesting against a 40-year-old section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that states "foreign nationals are inadmissible if their medical condition might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services.”
Anna Malla, a spokesperson at Caregivers’ Action Centre said, “the fact that caregivers have to leave their families right from the beginning is the main problem. People who come here as caregivers to care for other people’s family members who are sick and disabled are then not allowed to bring their family members? That’s ironic and discriminatory.”
An article published on Telangana Today by Mazher Hussain highlights how refugees become vulnerable to criminality and are often portrayed as villains rather than victims. Hussain states "refugees could become assets to the economy of the world and the host country if they could be integrated, provided employment and opportunities to rebuild their lives."
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