The less-told migration story and its humanitarian consequences

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A new report from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada by Sonal Marwah, Program Officer at Project Ploughshares, MSF Canada’s Executive Director Stephen Cornish and MSF Canada Humanitarian Affairs Advisor Carol Devine looks at the human impact of our current global approach to migrants and refugees. From the abstract of ‘The Less-Told Migration Story and its Humanitarian Consequences’: “Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans …

Migrants and development policy

Tasneem Jamal Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration Leave a Comment

Sustainable Development Goals offer the world a tool to respond to the migration crisis In 2015 there were 244 million international migrants (UNFPA 2016), the majority crossing borders in search of better economic and social opportunities. More than 60 million others were forced to flee conflict and violence in the largest exodus since the end of the Second World War. …

The human costs of war

Sonal Marwah Defence & Human Security, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

Human displacement has reached record levels as old wars continue and new conflicts emerge. The second half of the 20th century saw a decline in wars between states, but a steep rise in the number of internal armed conflicts and other violent situations that caused mass displacement across borders. These internal wars have proven to be more protracted and complex. …

Q&A with Idil Atak: Responding to the Syrian refugee crisis

Tasneem Jamal Asia, Forced Displacement and Migration, Mideast Leave a Comment

Author Sonal Marwah Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 37 Issue 1 Spring 2016 Sonal Marwah: Terms such as “irregular” or “illegal” are frequently used to describe the migration influx in Europe. Is this an accurate way of assessing the situation? Idil Atak: As a member of the Department of Criminology, I am not in favour of using the term ”illegal” because a …

Asylum-seeker, refugee, or migrant?

Tasneem Jamal Forced Displacement and Migration

Author Sonal Marwah Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 4 Winter 2015 Categorizing the multitude flowing into Europe is a source of fierce contention among EU member states It is estimated that more than 860,000 people so far this year have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to enter Europe (UNHCR 2015a). Many others have tried, unsuccessfully (IOM 2015). This past September, Hungary’s …