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Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast

Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
At least five die as Italian navy rescues 562 people, taking the total transferred to the country this year to 40,000.
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Chinese most welcoming to refugees, Russians least

Chinese most welcoming to refugees, Russians least | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
New 27-nation index by Amnesty International ranks how welcoming people are to those fleeing war and persecution.
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Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The refugee debate creates the impression of unprecedented mass migration. That image is completely incorrect. The real question, when we look at migration globally, is why there is so little of it.
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Sweden’s anti-refugee vigilantism has revealed its dark side | Christian Christensen

Sweden’s anti-refugee vigilantism has revealed its dark side | Christian Christensen | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
This is a country with a history of accepting refugees in great numbers. Now its reputation for tolerance seems irrevocably lost
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Thousands of Children Crossed US-Mexico Border in October

Thousands of Children Crossed US-Mexico Border in October | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. Also, in the figures released Tuesday, the number of family members crossing...
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Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them - CNN.com

Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them - CNN.com | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The Syrian refugee crisis brings the world's attention to the key question: which countries welcome the desperate masses and which ones don't.
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Numbers of refugee arrivals to Greece increase dramatically

Numbers of refugee arrivals to Greece increase dramatically | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece is accelerating dramatically and has now reached the 160,000 mark.
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Germany Has a Refugee Problem, and the Problem Is the Germans

Germany Has a Refugee Problem, and the Problem Is the Germans | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Anti-immigrant sentiment is fueling violence and arson. What's the matter with Deutschland?
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Why US ranks Thailand with North Korea, Iran on human trafficking abuses

Why US ranks Thailand with North Korea, Iran on human trafficking abuses | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The US State Department downgraded Thailand to its lowest ranking on its annual report, opening up the possibility of economic sanctions. Police and border guards are accused of working with traffickers.
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Europe's African Refugee Crisis: Is the Boat Really Full?

Europe's African Refugee Crisis: Is the Boat Really Full? | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Since Italy began rescuing Africans from the Mediterranean after the last major tragedy in October, the number of refugees coming to Europe has risen dramatically. Fears of economic immigrants could become a top issue in Europe's spring election.
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Migration: human stories that mirror rising global inequalities

Migration: human stories that mirror rising global inequalities | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (This week @UNrightswire chief called for demystification of migration & policies based on #Rights4Migrants: http://t.co/lPGEKQ8Gd8)...
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WalkerKyleForrest's comment, September 16, 2013 10:06 AM
I believe it is great that we have the facilities for immigrants to have a health insurance and the proper tranquility each human deserves. Although i still think we are accepting more immigrants that are voluntarily moving and we should should accept more refugees. And regulate more strictly the voluntarily immigrants.KYLE CASWELL
Dalton Denmark's comment, September 16, 2013 7:16 PM
Personally I view immigration as a wonderful concept. It promotes the pursuit of happiness in every form, it allows the public of all countries to be ensured the ability to make your life your own. With this i also swell with pride to know the united states of america offers certain liberties to such immigrants but also puts checks on the ability to call yourself an american citizen. all in all i view the system for immigration that has been set up a good one, i do disagree with certain punishments for illegal immigration but i enjoy the almost encouragement given to documented immigrants in the form of support offered.-Dalton
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Sri Lanka to ban maids going to Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka to ban maids going to Saudi Arabia | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Colombo government says it will gradually phase out domestic workers in the Gulf country after beheading of Sri Lankan.
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Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp

Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Sexual violence and environmental degradation threaten refugees seeking protection at Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania.
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When Nativism Becomes Normal

When Nativism Becomes Normal | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The refugee crisis in the Dominican Republic and Haiti shows the human consequences of extreme anti-immigration policies—and how voters get used to them.
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Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it

Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A million refugees arrived in Europe this year, says Alexander Betts, and "our response, frankly, has been pathetic." Betts studies forced migration, the impossible choice for families between the camps, urban poverty and dangerous illegal journeys...
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Japan rejected 99 percent of refugees in 2015

Japan rejected 99 percent of refugees in 2015 | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Justice ministry says it accepted 27 asylum seekers out of record 7,586 applications last year.
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Growing Numbers Of Chinese Teens Are Coming To America For High School

Growing Numbers Of Chinese Teens Are Coming To America For High School | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
More than 23,000 have come so far, with California a top destination — especially the Los Angeles suburbs in the San Gabriel Valley. Many teens live with host families and attend private schools.
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The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained - YouTube

Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all? Donate to the United Nations Refugee Agency: http://don...
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This video provides some great concise overview/background of the Syrian refugee crisis (roots in the Arab Spring & eventual rise of ISIS/ISIL). The video, however, does present a clear bias within the presentation of the information; a bias which may or may not represent the views of this forum.

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‘Syria is emptying’ - The Washington Post

‘Syria is emptying’ - The Washington Post | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The country’s war is the driving force behind the refugee crisis.
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Why No One Wants The Rohingyas

Why No One Wants The Rohingyas | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
As thousands of members of the persecuted minority flee Myanmar and Bangladesh on rickety boats, the rest of Southeast Asia is showing a distinct reluctance to take them in.
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Ghanaians ask for asylum in Brazil

Ghanaians ask for asylum in Brazil | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Some 200 Ghanaians who went to Brazil to watch their team playing in the World Cup ask for asylum, saying they are fleeing religious conflict.
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Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay

Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A report found that counties like Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk faced tough competition from New York City for young people, perhaps because of less diversity and a dearth of modest rentals.
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Campbell Ingraham's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:59 PM

This article talks about how young adults are lingering in the city nowadays, and many do not move back into the suburbs like they used to. This trend has confused demographers, and they have formulated differing theories as to why this is happening. The typical thing that people would do is live in the suburbs, move to the city, find a spouse, make a family, then move back into the suburbs. Now this trend is declining rapidly.

 

This article relates to push and pull factors, and migration in relation to employment and quality of life. Demographers are having trouble determining the cause of this strange change in location. They wonder what the reasoning is for young adults to stay in the city for a long time rather than move back to the suburbs. What pull factors keep them in the city? What push factors keep them away from the suburbs?


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Brain drain: a headache for India and China

Brain drain: a headache for India and China | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A rush to the exit by elites in the two Asian giants is part of a crisis that will affect everyone with a stake in the region's future.

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Tony Hall's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:06 AM

I found this article very interesting. I think if fits nicely into the migration part of Population in Transition. It also gives a different perspective on migration.

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International Migration

Almost everywhere on the world, international migration is a hot topic. Most of the time the debate about migration is fierce and charged with prejudices and...

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Sierra_Mcswagger's curator insight, September 10, 2014 10:02 AM

This video is primarily talking on the widely known topic of migration. 3 percent of the worlds population is living away from there place of birth. The push of migration from places include poverty, war, and environmental disasters. The migration pull in some places are because of  economic opportunity, and political freedom. Migration is increasing, and is thought of as a bad thing.(s.s.)

Aurora Rider's curator insight, October 7, 2014 8:59 PM

This video is great for going over the many different aspects that go along with migration. It talks about what migration is and the reasons why people migrate known as push and pull factors. It talks about the different types of migration such as asylum seakers and illegal immigration. It mentions the disadvantages and advantages of migration.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:27 PM

A great YouTube video- discussing the controversy of international migration among other things that fall into place of the disapproval of international migration. -UNIT 2