Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Refugees face dire consequences from COVID-19 underfunding, UNHCR warns

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Underfunding has left a “yawning gap” in the UN Refugee Agency’s ability to protect forcibly displaced people worldwide from the fallout of the COVID-19...

A Tale of Two Internationally Trained Medical Doctors in Canada

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NEW DELHI, India, Sep 09 (IPS) - Wagma Saad, is an Internationally Trained Medical Doctor (ITMD) from Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan, currently living...

Yemen: UN agency helping stranded migrants to return home

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Amid intensifying conflict in Yemen, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is helping nearly 5,000 Ethiopian migrants stranded in the country to return home, the UN agency reported...

Critical gaps in refugee education, only 34 per cent attend secondary school: UNHCR

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Two-thirds of refugee children might never get to secondary school, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday, as it called for an international...

Belarus Crackdown Leaves Human Rights, Minorities Exposed

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BRATISLAVA, Sep 06 (IPS) - There will soon be no one left to defend human rights or help minorities in Belarus as the...

IOM concerned for migrants facing ‘dire condition’ at EU-Belarus border

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Migrants are facing “dire conditions” at the European Union-Belarus border, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned on Monday.  Read the full story, “IOM concerned...

Syria: Prevent ‘entire generation from being lost’, urges UN humanitarian chief

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Some 13.4 million Syrians throughout the beleaguered country are in need of assistance, the UN humanitarian office said on Saturday, calling for “greater access...

Internationally Trained Medical Doctors are Part of the Solution in Post-Covid-19 Canadian Healthcare System

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Sep 03 (IPS) - Access to quality healthcare is a basic human right, but for many, especially those in vulnerable communities, the right...

UNHCR warns of unprecedented displacement in Central America and Mexico

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Central America and Mexico are facing “unprecedented pressure” as the number of people seeking international protection rises and access to asylum and territory is being limited through troubling new border restrictions, the UN...

UN commits to staying in Afghanistan, with basic services close to collapse

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The flights evacuating civilians from Afghanistan may have come to an end, but a deepening humanitarian crisis remains, UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared on...

Is Canada Missing out on Leveraging ITMDs in it’s Healthcare Plans?

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NEW DELHI, India, Aug 31 (IPS) - With elections right round the corner in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said that a...

Closed Borders and Hostile Receptions Await Afghan Refugees

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TORONTO, Canada, Aug 30 (IPS) - Whether desperately trying to get a place on the last evacuation flights out of Kabul or trekking...

More children than ever before live as migrants or refugees, outside their birth countries...

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More girls and boys than ever are on the move, with 35.5 million having lived outside their country of birth in 2020 and an...

Systemic Barriers Exist in Canadian Healthcare for Immigrant Health Professionals

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Toronto, Canada, Aug 27 (IPS) - Albert Einstein said, “In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity.” The year 2020 was a...

As Climate Disaster Migration Rises, Girls Get Married Off

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BHUBANESWAR, India, Aug 25 (IPS) - When 11-year-old Mitali Padhi hugged her childhood friends to say goodbye, she felt a deep-seated foreboding.Read the...