The University of Toronto's International Human Rights Program (IHRP) and several human rights groups, such as Amnesty International and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, have prepared a joint submission on 'Rights Violations Associated with Canada’s Treatment of Vulnerable Persons in Immigration Detention.' The submission has been sent to the United Nations in hopes of raising awareness about Canada's treatment of immigration detainees, especially children and people with mental health conditions.
The Human Rights Watch has endorsed the submission's recommendations. Some of the recommendations include:
HealthEquityGuide.org compiles 25+ case studies of how health departments are taking action on racial and social justice have advanced health equity in the United States.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released Volume 3 of the Fatal Journeys Report. The IOM has recorded over 22,500 migrants deaths and disappearances globally since 2014. The focus of this volume is on improving data on missing migrants. The report provides an international review on current data sources, and highlights the urgency for advancement in the ways that data on missing migrants is collected, analyzed and shared.
As part of the 'Experts to Watch' series, the website Refugees Deeply profiles eleven of the leading thinkers on refugee health, including GloMHI's Dr. Branka Agic.
Click HERE to read the full article.
Current socio-political changes in Western Europe and the U.S. have greatly limited the rights of refugees and migrants. On October 9-11, a free online conference will be held to explore the ethical, legal, philosophical, and social problems related to refugee and migrant health in a world of economic, geopolitical, and psychological borders.
For registration and other information about the conference, click here.
This year's The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report has been collectively prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. The report highlights the links between climate change, environmental degradation, migration and food insecurity. As a result of the increase in conflict and climate-related shocks, such as droughts and floods, food security will be impacted.
The report mentions how a new WFP study found that countries with high levels of food insecurity and armed conflict have the greatest outward refugee migration. According to the study, refugee outflows increase by 1.9% with each extra year of food insecurity.
A recent report from Anjum Sultana of the Wellesley Institute sheds light on the role that citizenship plays in the social determinants of health.
To download the full report, click HERE
'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 Guardian has published an article on the increase in migrant deaths at the US-Mexico border. UN figures reveal that more people have died crossing the border from Mexico to the US compared to the previous year. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that the number of migrant deaths at the border has increased 17%, despite fewer people attempting to cross the border.
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