people migrating
Guest piece

(How) can migration contribute to development?

My interest in the relationship between migration and development grew when anti-immigration discourses started to gain a stronger foothold in Europe and the US. In the meantime, the largest refugee crisis since the second world war took place in parts of the Middle East and Africa. The year was 2015, the same year the UN […]

Av: Alice Hertzberg, 1 juni, 2020

Chronicle

The corona crisis requires global unity

During these turbulent times, ongoing humanitarian disasters are often overshadowed by the coronavirus. There seems to be a tendency to overlook commitments to international cooperation and assistance. We currently experience this both within the European Union and the United Nations.  The EU failed to answer Italy’s request for assistance at the beginning of the outbreak, […]

Av: Josefine Nilsson, 1 juni, 2020

Eye
Chronicle

UNHCR and digital identities: Targeted aid or enhanced surveillance?

In 2015, UNHCR began rolling out the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS), which collects photos, iris scans and fingerprints of refugees. They are stored in the organisation’s digital Population Registration and Identity Management Ecosystem (PRIMES), which not only includes BIMS, but also comprises all of UNHCR’s digital registration, identity management and case management tools. The […]

Av: Donya Zikry, 1 juni, 2020

Jeevan Baniya

COVID-19: Thousands of Nepali migrant workers remain in limbo

Hundreds of thousands of Nepali migrant workers are directly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about their precarious situation, FUF Magazine spoke with Dr. Jeevan Baniya, a labour and migration expert from Kathmandu.

Av: Hanna Geschewski, 1 juni, 2020

Chronicle

A day for volunteering

Currently, there are almost 50 million children that have been forced to leave their country of origin. This has prompted different organisations such as Save the Children to establish various programs to help them during their migration. Some of these programmes focus on helping the children to have a better time while they wait for […]

Av: Carlos Ranero, 1 juni, 2020

News article

UN case warrants protection for future climate change displaced persons

A Kiribati national, after unsuccessful attempts to get asylum in New Zealand, brought his case to the UN Human Rights Committee. In spite of its negative ruling, the Committee seems to have opened the doors for granting protection for people at risk of displacement from climate change in the future.

Av: Alexandru Mocanu, 1 juni, 2020

Manifestation the 8th of March

Mexican women march for their lives

On International Women’s day, Mexican women gathered to march the central streets of Mexico City. This is their response to the widespread daily gender-based violence. FUF’s correspondent reports from the march.

Av: Annika Engwall, 26 mars, 2020

Venkateshappa and Ramamurthy

Involving men in gender equality

There is a strong women’s movement in India. Men’s participation in the movement is, however, still limited. In order to successfully work with gender equality, the women rights organisation Grameena Mahila Okkuta is educating men.

Av: Linda Zetterström, 13 mars, 2020