The world is watching with anticipation today as President Donald Trump continues his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Without a set discussion agenda, the two leaders will presumably talk about trade, North Korea, and, after last night’s U.S. missile strike, Syria, among other topics. But less certain is whether or not they will broach the subject of climate change – a threat to global stability with far-reaching consequences, including human trafficking.
Geert Wilders, the far-right anti-Islam populist leader, failed to win the most votes in the Netherlands on Wednesday, but the conditions that contributed to his rise are roiling Western democracies.
The one-year-old deal between the European Union and Turkey to prevent migrants and refugees from reaching Greece is having a “devastating human consequence,” according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
The top court in the European Union ruled that countries do not have to allow people in on humanitarian grounds. It allows countries to determine who is allowed in at a time when governments are under public pressure to address the increased flow of migrants and refugees into Europe.
The amount of money sent home by migrants and refugees from developing countries exceeds foreign aid – making migration a powerful anti-poverty, too. Despite this overwhelming evidence, countries are shutting their doors to foreigners. The effort by Western governments to limit the entry of migrants and refugees is fueled by nationalism and rising inequality … and a fair amount of misinformation.
Global health leaders are gathering in Colombo, Sri Lanka, today to “reset the international agenda on migrant health.” Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the government of Sri Lanka, the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health brings together representatives from more than 40 countries until Thursday to develop a unified strategy amid “unprecedented” levels of migration.
For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we seek to provide some background and context for the controversy following President Donald Trump’s travel-immigration ban aimed at prohibiting entry from select Muslim-majority countries like Syria, Somalia, Iraq and four others to protect us from the threat of Islamic extremist terrorism.
The world is struggling to help the more than 65 million people forcibly displaced from their homes. One might assume…
The U.K. government announced that it will spend £1.9 million to construct a wall in the French port city of…
Cuban officials say the Obama Administration, for the past two years, has encouraged the illegal and unsafe migration of tens of thousands of Cubans to the United States.