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Refugees in Malawi, Migrants’ Right to Vote, and Mandela Day Globally

Jul 13, 2021
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Malawi has been receiving refugees for decades.  It initially began receiving refugees from Mozambique as citizens struggled against Portuguese rule and thereafter received over a million refugees from Mozambique in the 1980s and in the early 1990s who fled the civil war [1]. Since then, Malawi has been the host to tens of thousands of refugees [1]. According to the UNHCR, there were a total number of 52,258 refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi as of May 31,...

Volcano Eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jun 29, 2021
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What happened On Saturday May 22nd 2021, the first reports of an eruption of the Volcano Nyiragongo, located north of the city of Goma in North Kivu province, began to surface on media websites about 19.30 West African Time [2]. The eruptive nature of the eruption was rapidly verified, with reports of power outages, individuals self-evacuating, and thousands of people leaving their houses on foot, carrying mattresses and other belongings as lava surged towards... for Blog eruption.png

Media and Migration: 2020 World Press Photo Contest Winners

May 12, 2020
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The 16th of April 2020 World Press Photo announced the winners of the 63rd annual edition photo competition. The World Press Photo is the largest and most prestigious competition that honors photojournalism. In recent years, the European migration crisis has been the focus of many winning images. Like past years, the trend of migration in this year’s nominations continued. Different to years prior, this year also highlighted protests that took place in Africa. The winning photograph, Straight...

Building Blocks and Challenges for the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Africa - Research Article

Mar 24, 2020
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On the 18th of March, 2020 the Journal on Migration and Human Security of CMS, the Center for Migration Studies of New York published the research article ‘Building Blocks and Challenges for the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Africa’, written by Filippo Ferraro, our SIHMA’s Executive Director and Sergio Carciotto, our AHMR Editor Assistant.  The CMS is a member of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), a global network of migrant shelters, service centers and other institutions,... 2020-03-24 alle 18.16.56.png