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Another Melting Pot Boils Over Due to Immigration | Fast Forward | OZY
A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, modern Guyana was largely built with the help of generations of Indian indentured laborers. Their descendants, now known as East Indians, make up 40 percent of the population, while Afro-Guyanese — descendants of African slaves — comprise 30 percent. Groups of Indian, African, European, Chinese and indigenous heritage are all prominent.
Guyana  human_trafficking  immigration  immigrants  melting_pot 
july 2018 by jerryking
A crisis for many years, and many reasons, to come - The Globe and Mail
JEFFREY SIMPSON
The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Sep. 05, 2015

The reasons are easy to identify, the consequences extremely difficult to assess, the solutions complicated and uncertain.

Europe is politically stable and prosperous; Africa and the Middle East are not. Europe’s population is steady or declining; Africa and the Middle East have exploding numbers. Europe’s geography is not seriously affected by climate change; parts of Africa and the Middle East, already dry, are getting drier and therefore less fertile.

War is all but unimaginable in Europe; military conflict is a fact of life in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya. Human rights are respected throughout Europe (with a few exceptions); human rights are systematically abused by authoritarian and theocratic regimes in some African and many Middle Eastern countries. Women have made startling advances in almost every walk of European life; women are still discriminated against in too many parts of Africa and the Middle East.

These pressures pushing or enticing large numbers of people toward Europe will not disappear. If anything, they will intensify as the years go on, because climate change, demographic pressures, fierce intrareligious rivalries, the lack of respect for pluralism and a host of other entrenched realities will not bend to moral entreaties or military interventions from Western countries.
mass_migrations  refugees  crisis  Europe  failed_states  Jeffrey_Simpson  root_cause  Non-Integrating_Gap  Functioning_Core  emerging_countries  developed_countries  demographic_changes  decline  climate_change  religious_intolerance  migrants  human_trafficking 
september 2015 by jerryking
How Canada could be doing more to stop the migrant crisis - The Globe and Mail
COLIN ROBERTSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Sep. 01, 2015

For David Miliband, the former British foreign secretary who heads the International Rescue Committee, the solution requires attention both upstream and downstream.

Upstream, the military must contain the conflict, with humanitarian relief for the displaced, while diplomacy works to resolve the conflict.

Downstream, the challenge is to share the burden. This means quickly determining who is a bona fide refugee rather than economic migrant. It requires police and intelligence collaboration to curb the human traffickers. The final step is expediting refugee resettlement and integration into new homes and the eventual return of migrants to their own lands once peaceful conditions are restored.

Failure to address the upstream will overwhelm the downstream. As a first step, Mr. Miliband says, the international community must help those states on the edges of conflict zones with their growing humanitarian burden.
migrants  refugees  Europe  crisis  human_trafficking 
september 2015 by jerryking
‘Bring Back Our Girls’ - NYTimes.com
MAY 3, 2014 | NYT | Nicholas Kristof.

Mothers and relatives of kidnapped schoolgirls in northern Nigeria gathered late last month.
Continue reading the main story
Nicholas_Kristof  Africa  women  insurgencies  Nigeria  Boko_Haram  human_trafficking  education  schools  counterinsurgency  extremism  Muslim  kidnappings 
may 2014 by jerryking
Don’t outlaw human smugglers – drive them out of business
Dec. 4, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Doug Saunders.
We can drive the worst of the smugglers (who are also the most
expensive) out of business by making our legitimate pathways work as
they should. This efficiency doesn’t raise the number of refugees coming
in; rather, by killing the market for private-sector alternatives, it
can reduce them....Canada has less of a problem than other countries in
large part because we know how to pre-empt the smugglers at their own
racket. The largest “smuggling” operation in this country is the one
overseen by the Department of Citizenship, Immigration and
Multiculturalism, in which Ottawa authorizes private agents (i.e.,
charities and church groups) to bring in 11,000 sponsored refugees from
United Nations camps every year. The minister, Jason Kenney, a huge
proponent of the program and its record of integration success, raised
the number this summer by 2,000 more. This does more to make smuggling
marginal than any further criminalization would.
human_trafficking  Doug_Saunders  problems  outlaws  problem_solving  migrants  illicit  piracy  pre-emption  smuggling 
december 2010 by jerryking
Canada’s North at risk for terrorism, human trafficking
Nov. 15, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE
CALGARY— From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday,
canada  Canadian  Artic  terrorism  human_trafficking 
november 2010 by jerryking

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