Tag: Refugees

The “Sardines” Movement and Migration Policy in Italy – Alexandra Hartman

  On January 26th, 2020, Stefano Bonacci, the gubernatorial candidate of Italy’s center-left Democratic Party (DP) in the region of Emilia-Romagna, won 51.4% of the vote to defeat the candidate of the right-wing coalition including the populist 5 Star Movement and Matteo Salvini’s League party. The contest was seen as an important defeat for the populist coalition, which won control… Read more →

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Health Spotlight – Muntaqa Zaman

Muntaqa Zaman, post #3 The health of the Rohingya refugees remains one of the most critical issues preventing the uplift of their situation. Many of these health barriers include lack of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), communicable diseases (such as cholera, measles, HIV, and diptheria), and most importantly, mental health. A report by the National Institute of Health states: “Mental… Read more →

Why Have Anti-Immigrant Populist Politicians in Italy Been So Successful?  – Alexandra Hartman

  The rise of Italy’s populist parties, the 5 Star Movement and the League, can be traced back to financial austerity and an increase in migration beginning in 2011.  When the Qaddafi regime in Libya collapsed that year, flows of migrants and refugees from Libya to Italy increased dramatically, both because people fled chaos in Libya and because the government… Read more →

Colonial Abuse Goes Corporate: Democratic Republic of Congo|Thomas Doyle

Colonialism, the abuse that is inherent to colonial rule, and the systematic injustice that was status quo for hundreds of years is finally over. At least, that is the perception that many of us in the west have, when we think of what was happening in African colonies only a short time ago. While foreigners are no longer coming to… Read more →

Climate refugees can now seek asylum after UN Human Rights ruling — Cassie Korcel

The Australian bushfires have gained the attention of the world on a global scale concerning the effects of climate change. However, this brought foward news on the UN Human Rights Committee and its landmark ruling that “governments must take into account climate-related human rights violations when they consider deporting asylum seekers” (Wasuka). Not only had this never been done before,… Read more →

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: A Brief History – Muntaqa Zaman

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority of Muslims native to Myanmar, originally from the northwestern region known as the Rakhine state. The crisis refers to the persecution of the Rohingya by the Myanmar government and their forced mass exodus to the neighboring country of Bangladesh since 2015. This conflict is not recent, however, and here we examine a brief historical… Read more →