Migration & Refugees

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Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration — Global Issues

Opinion by Jan Lundius (stockholm / rome) Friday, December 06, 2019 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 06 (IPS) – While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were […]

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270 Million People are Migrants, Who Send Home a Staggering $689 Billion — Global Issues

Pakistani migrant workers build a skyscraper in Dubai. Credit: S. Irfan Ahmed/IPS united nations Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) – The number of international migrants in 2019 is now estimated at 270 million and the top destination remains the United States, at nearly 51 million, the UN migration […]

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Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative? — Global Issues

Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Monday, November 25, 2019 Inter Press Service ROME, Nov 25 (IPS) – Farhana Haque Rahman is Senior Vice President of IPS Inter Press Service; a journalist and communications expert, she is a former senior official of the […]

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