Blog On The Move

“Still Fit for Purpose” – The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.

Oct 31, 2023
Categories: Migration Policies Refugees

Sudan, Niger, DRC, Ukraine/Russia, Israel/Palestine, the list is endless. The world is witnessing unprecedented levels of international and non-international armed conflicts across the globe; resulting in ongoing internal displacement of populations and mobility across borders as people search for refuge and protection no longer guaranteed in their homelands. + Now more than ever, individual citizens and activists must stand up for rights of asylum seekers and refugees; people who are being forced to leave their...

Paddling aganist the wind: Climate refugees

Oct 24, 2023
Categories: climate change Refugees

When Robin Wall Kimmerer spoke recently at the New York Times Events about Paddling against the Wind, she was speaking of climate refugees: she was speaking of snapping turtles laying their leathery eggs on a volleyball court because the familiar nesting grounds had been flooded. When snapping turtles seem to speak of perilous changes in the world that threaten their life cycle, it is awesome, poetic – even cute, to take notice. We stop, we listen to... Image 2023-10-04 at 21.46.25.jpeg

Exploring Youth Work Practice and the Mobility of Young People

Oct 17, 2023
Categories: Youth migration

Photo is by the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town The journey of young migrants into South Africa is one defined by challenges, resilience, and the pursuit of a better life. At the heart of this journey is the vital link between youth work practice and the mobility of these young people. “Strengthening Youth Work Practice for Children on the Move in South Africa,” published by the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, is an invaluable resource that offers powerful insights into...

Migration and Mental Health

Oct 12, 2023
Categories: Event Migrants

Photo by Total_Shape on Pixabay Mental health is important for every individual at every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood, however, many people tend to ignore issues of mental health unless there are serious symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2023) mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress,...

October Press Review

Oct 05, 2023
Categories: news

Image by Elias from Pixaby   South Sudan: Refugees fleeing the war in Sudan at risk of hunger - WFP (1).png

Navigating the Migration Lexicon with the 'People on the Move' Handbook

Oct 03, 2023
Categories: Discussion

Photo by Mohamed Hassan on Pixabay In the ever-evolving world of migration discourse, words matter. They have the power to shape perceptions, drive policy decisions, and influence public opinion. Now, more than ever, as migration takes center stage in global discussions, understanding the language of migration is not just a scholarly pursuit but a practical necessity. The "People on the Move" handbook provides a clear and accessible tool to navigate the intricate lexicon that...