Monday, January 24, 2022

Tag: refugees

One year of Afghanistan war spending could fund resettlement of 1.2...

“We’ve spent billions on war. Now, let’s spend to bring Afghans to safety.”

The triumph and tragedy of the Olympic Refugee Team

It's beautiful that there's an Olympic team for 82 million displaced people. But have we accepted mass displacement as the new normal?

The plight of refugees and migrant workers under COVID

Under the shadow of COVID-19 those living on the margins of society have been further isolated.

From Syria to U.S.-Mexico border, refugees worldwide face hunger & deprivation...

After weeks of warnings, COVID-19 cases are emerging in refugee camps, where social distancing is often impossible and healthcare extremely limited.

The story behind the world’s first private refugee sponsorship program

“There are seven countries right now designing programs based on what they’ve learned about ours.”

Right-wing politicians fear “invasion” of Europe & US by migrants and...

Governments like the U.S. are not changing harmful foreign policies that are driving conflict and persecution.

Migrants will pay the price of Mexico’s tariff deal with Trump

More migrants, less money, extreme violence and a recalcitrant, unpredictable northern neighbor – these are the ingredients of a refugee crisis, not a diplomatic victory.

Data defies Trump’s claims that refugees and asylees burden taxpayers

What is the economic impact of refugees in the near and long term (transition time between needing assistance and adding to the economy)?

Libya’s incoming strongman Haftar will send the oil out to Europe...

The West and the Gulf Arabs have condemned Libya to the strongman.

US and Hungary only two nations to vote no on helping...

"While the vote does not represent a formal withdrawal from the Compact, it does send a signal that the wealthiest country the world intends to abdicate global leadership in working towards the Compact's objectives."

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Want true, wrenching, life-altering ‘grievances?’ Don’t look to right-wing base complaints

What social, ethnic, class or work group doesn’t have far more cause to feel disrespected, mistreated or exploited than Trump whiners?

Legislators urge Biden to overhaul drone program

Fifty legislators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting him to overhaul U.S. counterterrorism policy to center human rights and the protection of civilians.

Biden’s dangerous refusal to reverse Trump’s Western Sahara policy

The answer could determine the fate not just of the Western Sahara, but that of the entire international legal order for many decades to come.

US staged a coup in Ukraine – here’s why and how

The truth about the coup in Ukraine is that it hasn’t benefited anyone other than the warmongers.

A very long war

From Vietnam to Afghanistan and detours along the way.