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In the Philippines, a Fight to End Human Trafficking and Offer Refuge | PBS NewsHour | Oct. 17, 2012

In the Philippines, a Fight to End Human Trafficking and Offer Refuge | PBS NewsHour | Oct. 17, 2012 | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
The Philippines have become increasingly vulnerable to human traffickers, who lure women of all ages and circumstances into prostitution and other forms of forced labor.
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Slavery's last stand - CNN.com

Slavery's last stand - CNN.com | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Mauritania's endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery. But as one woman's journey shows, the first step toward freedom is realizing you're enslaved.
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Disputed Islands With 45 Years of Oil Split China, Japan

Disputed Islands With 45 Years of Oil Split China, Japan | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
China and Japan sat down for talks and agreed to jointly develop a natural gas field under the East China Sea, defusing a dispute between Asia’s biggest economies over who owns the reserves. That was in 2008.
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Scottish to vote on independence in 2014: minister

Scottish to vote on independence in 2014: minister | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland will hold a vote in 2014 on independence in what could result in the eventual breakup of Britain, a British government minister said on Tuesday.The announcement ended months...
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UN set for 700,000 Syria refugees

UN set for 700,000 Syria refugees | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
The UN's refugee agency estimates 700,000 Syrians could flee their country by the end of 2012, and urges action to tackle the crisis.
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Annie Anopheles Cartoon Short - IRS (HCP Zambia)

Annie Anopheles IRS cartoon short from HCP Zambia, for malaria prevention...
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Sinking Pacific island Kiribati considers moving to a man-made alternative

Sinking Pacific island Kiribati considers moving to a man-made alternative | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
The future for Kiribati, one of the low-lying Pacific nations threatened by rising seas, is so dire that the government is contemplating relocating the entire population to man-made islands resembling giant oil rigs.
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How retirement is being reinvented worldwide

How retirement is being reinvented worldwide | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
People are working longer – out of necessity and choice – as the world undergoes one of the biggest demographic shifts in history.
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Is Simple Demography Behind Weak Economy?

Is Simple Demography Behind Weak Economy? | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
How important are demographic trends to the great growth slowdown of the last 12 years?
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Spain’s brain drain pain: young talent heads abroad for a better future

Spain’s brain drain pain: young talent heads abroad for a better future | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
With 21 percent unemployment, the brightest flee to Germany, the US and even Brazil.
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The Jewish majority is history

The Jewish majority is history | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
The government's acknowledgement that Jews are a minority in this land means one thing only: Apartheid is here.
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Europe's independence seekers: Scotland, Catalonia, and now ... Venice

Europe's independence seekers: Scotland, Catalonia, and now ... Venice | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Activists in Venice and northeastern Italy want to restore independence to the region, which had been a republic for more than 1,000 years before falling to Napoleon in 1797.
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West African fishing communities drive off 'pirate' fishing trawlers

West African fishing communities drive off 'pirate' fishing trawlers | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
International vessels operating illegally in protected waters have stayed away after being filmed and identified by local fishers...
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Dutch 'Abortion Boat' Barred From Morocco

Dutch 'Abortion Boat' Barred From Morocco | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Image credit: Maciej Kosycarz/AFP/Getty Images A Dutch “abortion boat” bound for the Moroccan port of Smir has been blocked from entering the harbor.
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Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ...
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Census Data Show Hispanic Boom; Blacks Leave Cities for South, Suburbs | PBS NewsHour | March 24, 2011

Census Data Show Hispanic Boom; Blacks Leave Cities for South, Suburbs | PBS NewsHour | March 24, 2011 | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
New census data on race and migration released this week show minorities accounted for 90 percent of the growth in the U.S. during the past decade.
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Russians are leaving the country in droves

Russians are leaving the country in droves | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Over a bottle of vodka and a traditional Russian salad of pickles, sausage and potatoes tossed in mayonnaise, a group of friends raised their glasses and wished Igor Irtenyev and his family a happy journey to Israel.
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Meagan Harpin's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:44 PM

In the last 10 years about 1.25 million russians have emigrated out of Russia, but the way they do it is interesting. When they leave they dont sell their houses, or aparments, or cars they simply lock their doors and quietly slip away to the airports at night. The reasons for leaving are different thought, some are leaving because the prime minister is expected to return while some are leaving because of the awful econonmy. Either way the massive amounts of emigration is leading to a higher death rate then birth rate overall. 

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:23 AM

This article from a couple years ago is about Russian emigration. A large number of Russians were leaving the country for better economic opportunity. Some cite the overbearing rule of Putin, but the pay in other countries is just better than what Russia can offer. This was particularly the case for the more educated, another instance of "brain drain" hurting a nation which is already in trouble.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:00 PM

Migration occurs for many reasons. People move from country to country every day. Leaving Russia was this families choice and moving to Israel can have an impact on them greater than if they were to stay in Russia.