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Malawi's forgotten population - Newstime Africa

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Newstime AfricaMalawi's forgotten populationNewstime AfricaMangochi, Malawi – (Newstine Africa) – The tropical September heat took one of its savage waves on Malawi's southern lakeshore area of Makanjila in Mangochi district forcing 49 year old...
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Gulf migrants from Kerala are returning back home, says survey - Emirates 24/7

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Gulf migrants from Kerala are returning back home, says surveyEmirates 24/7According to the latest iteration of the Gulf Migration Survey, the number of Keralites in the UAE has declined about 4 per cent in five years – from 918,122 in 2008 down to...
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Refugees as a Part of World Migration Patterns

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A refugee is a person who has been pushed away from their homeland and seeks refuge in another place. The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) provides a more narrow definition of a refugee as someone who flees their home country due to a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.”


As Neal Lineback notes in this Geography in the News post, not all refugees are covered by this definition.  Environmental refugees have been forced to leave their homes beause of soil degradation, deserticfication, flooding, drought, climate change and other environmental factors. 


Tags: environment, environment depend, migration, unit 2 population.


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jada_chace's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:47 AM

 Refugees are found in a large percent of Earth’s surface. Some people chose to migrate, while others are forced. Some leave their home in order to get away from their country, for example due to a war. Many flee to nearby countries and are afraid to return to their hometown because they are frightened of what might happen if they go back. Another reason many refugees leave their country is due to environmental problems and the people cannot afford to live in that country.

Elle Reagan's curator insight, October 17, 2014 1:31 PM

I felt like this article was very relevant to our Unit 2, Population. We have talked about refugees and migration in a great deal and I thought this map was a good visual. I also liked the information it provided about what refugees really are and that they are really a part of the world migration pattern.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:31 PM

Refugees are often thought of as those with the "refugee problems" they face, the problems they create and the constant struggle they possess of never being able to go home for the political/religious dispute in their homeland.  

However this articles goes into depth of the definition of a refugee and furthermore focuses on the topic of "environmental refugees' who are forced to get up and leave their land due to soul degradation, flooding, etc. - UNIT 2

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Mapping Migration: Putting Journeys in Context - World Policy Institute (blog)

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World Policy Institute (blog)Mapping Migration: Putting Journeys in ContextWorld Policy Institute (blog)By Barrak Alzaid. Working primarily with video and images, artist Bouchra Khalili creates installation pieces that show narratives of migration.
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BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Globalisation

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A secondary school revision resource for GCSE Geography on the topic of globalisation, covering trade and the global food industry.
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Can we be sure the world's population will stop rising?

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Can we be sure the world's population will stop rising? all the latest UK WORLD News from twitter. (#huffington Can we be sure the world's population will stop rising?
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Mobile use 'topping six billion'

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There are almost as many mobile phone subscriptions in the world as inhabitants, says a United Nations telecom agency. (Mobile use 'topping six billion'
That's 85% of whole population on the earth.!
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Kerala's Gulf connection poised for decline: Migration survey - Khaleej Times

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Kerala's Gulf connection poised for decline: Migration surveyKhaleej TimesTRIVANDRUM - Migration that contributed to economic equality in Kerala is poised to slop downward, according to the latest migration survey conducted by the Centre for...
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UN: A third of the world's population is online | The Raw Story

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More than a third of the world's population is online while mobile phone uptake increased by more than 600 million in 2011 to around six billion, a UN agency said Thursday. But the International Telecommunications Union ...
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MigrationsMap.net

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Interactive Migrations Map: Where are migrants coming from? Where have migrants left? (In other news, the National Australian Education wants to use http://t.co/vRnWu8nm in their curriculum.
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Geographic Ignorance

Chelsie Hightower is confused on DWTS. Helio Castroneves does his best to educate her. Does he succeed? LET'S FIND OUT.


This is painful, but highlights once again why everyone should learn some basic geography.  


Tags: GeographyEducation, video.


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It's somewhat depressing to see when people don't grasp the very world they inhabit.
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One in eight of world population going hungry :UN - Reuters

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Irish IndependentOne in eight of world population going hungry :UNReutersROME (Reuters) - One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, warning that progress to reduce ...
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Seniors to reach 2 billion by 2050 - AZ Central.com

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The HinduSeniors to reach 2 billion by 2050AZ Central.comWorld leaders can no longer ignore warnings of the coming "gray tsunami," a phenomenon expected to more than double the population of those 60 and older by 2050, say authors of "Ageing in the...
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Globalisation on the verge of collapsing - Business Times (subscription)

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Business Times (subscription)Globalisation on the verge of collapsingBusiness Times (subscription)Poorer times ahead? America is US$1 trillion richer each year because of globalised trade, according to a study.
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More than 4% of UAE population clinically depressed - gulfnews.com

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Channel 4 NewsMore than 4% of UAE population clinically depressedgulfnews.comSpeaking at the inaugural two-day GCC conference on the Role of Pharmacists in Mental Health, Dr Ameen Hussain Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for Medical Practices and...
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Countries with the Most Migrants

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List of the countries with the most migrants in the world as measured by net migration rate.


Which countries have the most migrants per capita living there?  What spatial or development patterns do you see on this list?  


Tags: Migration, population, Immigration, statistics, worldwide, unit 2 population. 


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Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:04 PM

This is an interesting little chart because it reveals to us which countries have the highest percentage of migrants that make up their general population. Definitely suprised me to see Qatar as the number one on the list, I would have expected the US to be at the top, but it is not even in the top 10!

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:26 PM

This shows the net migration of immigrants. 

Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, September 30, 2014 4:04 PM

Remember this is based on a % of the total population, and not total #. Which countries have the most migrants per capita living there?  What spatial or development patterns do you see on this list? 

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Predicting the global population - BBC News

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Y12 Going Global Predicting the global populationBBC NewsYan Wong looks at the numbers in the news, and in life. This week: The United Nations Population Fund recently predicted that but by 2050 1 in 5 of the global population will be over 60.
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6m population: Consider settling for a smaller number - AsiaOne

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AsiaOne6m population: Consider settling for a smaller numberAsiaOneIt seems counter-intuitive for a very small island state to rely on population increase as a strategy for survival ("Population 6m: Is there room?
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Food scarcity: the timebomb setting nation against nation

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As the UN and Oxfam warn of the dangers ahead, expert analyst Lester Brown says time to solve the problem is running out (Food scarcity: the timebomb setting nation against nation http://t.co/B0RGQH2r...
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Tenn. Amish community’s growth follows national trend

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The Amish population is expected to double every 20 years because of high birth rates and high retention rates among the Amish.(Photo: John Partipillo, Gannett)Story Highligh... (Tenn.
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The world population hits its 6 billionth cell phone subscription

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The ITU and CTIA reported statistics on mobile usage, including that the world population has purchased 6 billion cell phone subscriptions.
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Population Growth Is Still The Biggest Problem Facing Humanity

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This is a guest post by Gary Peters, a retired geography professor with a long time interest in population issues. Earth’s population is approaching seven billion at the same time that resource...
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Africa's Population Surge | Global Health Hub: news and ...

Keeping up with global health & development news, blogosphere, journals, forums, events, jobs and more.
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Boris Johnson urges ministers to let 'best and brightest' come to UK ...

In an increasingly globalised economy success depends on encouraging a talented and diverse workforce to London. “We want a well-managed migration system that secures our borders and allows the best and the brightest ...
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