The Sisters of Ottawa community The Argyle Center has developed a « community connections program « that encourages social, cultural and professional ties between new arrivals and the established community. The Center offers a wide range of services and activities to … Lire la suite →
GAATW, The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women has started a project, together with the International Domestic Workers Federation, to document the experiences of women from six African countries who migrate for domestic work to West Asia. The field work involved several groups of respondents: potential and returnee migrant domestic workers, their families, recruitment agencies and brokers (formal and informal), trade unions and NGOs supporting migrant domestic workers, and government officials. In March the project team met to discuss the progress of the field research, reflect on the research process, and build the national researchers’ capacity in data analysis and report-writing. Reade more.
As a volunteer at Caritas I visit a residence for priests two mornings a week. We visit the priests in their rooms, always in pairs. We listen to them, bring them some news and provide them with the services they … Lire la suite →
At the end October 2018, a smiling and eager staff and a festive atmosphere awaited us at the Centre for Migrants and Refugees in Ottawa. There were about 60 of us, men, women and children. All of a sudden each … Lire la suite →
An intensification of the systematic expulsion of migrants has resulted in the absence of some faithful participants in the Reading Club at the Library on the fourth Thursday of each month. One Togolese man who has been with us for … Lire la suite →
Tunisia is facing problems of migration more than ever before. Speciosa Mukagatare must often travel south to Sfax to arrange housing for those who cross the border with Libya. A conference, for which Speciosa looked after the logistics, brought together … Lire la suite →
Pope Francis sent a message to the 8th World Social Forum on Migrants. The Pope took the opportunity to encourage the “positive transforma-tion” of society so as to give a voice to the voiceless.
He mentions that the “positive transforma-tion” of society is based on the rejection of injustice. Opposition to the “throwaway culture”, is the “first act of justice”. He continues. « Among the voiceless are migrants and refugees, those whom society ignores, exploits, rapes and abuses through “the guilty silence of many”. Read more.
For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration, address its challenges, strengthen migrant rights and contribute to sustainable development.
After more than a year of discussions and consultations among Member States, local officials, civil society and migrants themselves, the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized on Friday. Read more.
The World Refugee Day is observed on 20th June to honour the strength and determination of migrants who flee their motherland due to conflict, fear of persecution, famine and violence. This year, a refugee solidarity summit organised by the Government of Uganda & UNHCR has been convened in Kampala to pave way for solutions to the increasing influx of refugees in Uganda.
Uganda remains the second largest refugee hosting country globally after Turkey with over 1,252,470 refugees. Read more.
Since 2015 Europe talks often about the huge flow of migrants. But, what does that flow actually look like compared to the rest of the world?
Earth TimeLapse, an interactive platform created by Muggah and Carnegie Mellon University, details over a 16-year span from 2000 to 2015 where migrants are leaving and arriving.
Data comes from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Each red dot represents 17 refugees arriving in a country, while yellow dots represent refugees leaving their home country behind.
The resulting maps are nothing short of mesmerizing. See the maps and notes.