'The hands that feed us' is a nine-part series of the column Eating Niagara by Tiffany Mayer, published monthly. The articles showcase Caribbean and Mexican seasonal workers labouring the fields of the Niagara region, putting a face to the thousands of hands that plant, care for, and harvest most of the fruit and vegetables Canadians enjoy year round.
To read Mayer's column in the St. Catherines Standard, click HERE
To read the article on Tiffany Mayer's website, click HERE
The Kino Border Initiative, providing services in the US-Mexico border, shares a story that highlights the problems related to family family separation upon arrival for migrants ad refugees.
Click here to read their post.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada announced that Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze took up his functions as the UNHCR Representative in Canada, on January 16th.
To read Mr. Beuze's profile, click Here.
Dr. Branka Agic, GloMHI Researcher and Manager of Health Equity at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), was interviewed on CBC's Metro Morning as part of their Who's Next series, which profiles people who want to make Toronto better in 2017.
Click here to listen to the interview.
In a recent interview for Truth-out, Noam Chomsky discusses climate change, migration and the U.S. election. In his words, "[climate change] effects may soon become even more vividly apparent than they already are. In Bangladesh alone, tens of millions are expected to have to flee from low-lying plains in coming years because of sea level rise and more severe weather, creating a migrant crisis that will make today's pale in significance."
Click HERE to read the full interview.
The Guardian has published results from a new Medecins Sans Frontieres report showing that nine out of ten migrants seeking care show symptoms of anxiety and depression. The report links this dramatic increase in mental health problems to the violent attacks suffered by these people in Mexico, as a result of a US-sponsored crack down against migration.
In this article, François Crépeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants and McGill's Professor, argues that children should be treated as children first and non-custodial alternatives to detention should be offered to all unaccompanied children and to families with children.
Britain has agreed to private sponsorship of refugees. In this article, Tim Finch, one of the architects of the new policy, explains why it can help countries successfully expand resettlement programs.
Researchers at York University, Toronto, are studying the effects of migration-related parent-child separation among Chinese immigrants in the States.
The Nauru Files: 2,000 Leaked Reports Reveal the Scale of Abuse on Children in Australian Offshore Detention Centre, reveals the Guardian
The Guardian has published a shocking database of reports denouncing the systematic abuse of children and women, in particular, among asylum seekers held by the Australian government who live in the detention camp on the island of Nauru. Sexual abuse, assaults, and cruel forms of humiliation seem to be the rule, not the exception, in the camp.
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