At the French-Italian border, the absence of adequate procedures, information and guidance, coupled with unlawful detention as well as the illegal push backs of minors, appear to convolute and delay prospective asylum seekers’ access to the asylum procedure in Europe.
Most of the world’s urban growth is expected to occur in developing countries. And towns and cities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East grow, their politics, socio-economic and governance processes will increasingly be shaped by human displacement.
The past few months have seen the continued arrivals of refugees and displaced people in Europe, most of whom have fled war and conflict, persecution or different forms of protracted emergencies such as pervasive poverty.
With the shift from humanitarian-relief towards a more cooperative and empowerment-based development regime, refugees are also urged to be integrated into their host society.
It is scary, but facts can be political weapons against scapegoating and myopia.
early three decades after the disintegration of Yugoslavia, ethnic lines among three largest ethnic groups in the region, Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims are still deeply carved and in most segments in lives of ordinary citizens, are politically and economically institutionalized in particular in areas of education, political and economic...
We do not necessarily need wide-ranging ends. Small things matter too. From local security, bus stop spacing and locating, dress codes and noise. Everyday problems, if objects of deliberation, can be occasion of reasons-giving. They encourage reciprocal acknowledgment while letting the debate going.
More people are displaced in the world than ever before, and humanitarian organisations are often overwhelmed with the amount of people in need. Yet when we think of leaders to address the issue of forced displacement, we often envision heads of states or the UN. Rarely do we think of refugees....