Week 23: Increased nationalism, EU migration policy and criticism of arms exports to Yemen

Of: Jennie Aradszky

This week, migration policy in Sweden and at EU level has been debated. Nationalism and closed borders have increased within the EU and in Sweden there is a proposal for a new Aliens Act which, according to a large number of researchers, goes completely against the knowledge about migration and integration. Swedish arms exports have also been discussed and criticized with reference to the war in Yemen.

June 14, 2021, Current debate

Migrant agricultural workers in Italy are exploited

A Senegalese migrant worker displaying harvested tomatoes at an Italian tomato farm. Photo: Trafficking in Persons Office, Flickr

Of: Chiara D'Agni and Sofu's Malte Rønberg

The agricultural sector in Southern Italy depends heavily on foreign labor forces coming from other EU member states or third countries. However, seasonal agricultural workers are more likely to experience violations of their rights. This is in order to reduce the producers' wage costs as well as the prices charged to consumers in many countries including the Nordics.

April 27, 2021, English, Magazine, News article

New article series on migration

Birds migrating

Of: The Chancellery

Right now it's hard to travel - and even harder to escape and migrate. But even though borders are closed due to the corona pandemic, desperation, risk-taking and migration losses remain. FUF's local group in Lund has made a whole series of articles on migration.

June 1, 2020, News

Beyond the border

Migrating birds fly across a blue sky tinged red by looming clouds. The migration journey is often one filled with hope, tinged with looming danger and despair. Photo: rihaij / Pixabay

Of: Lauren Tropeano

It feels strange to release an issue about migration in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The irony of writing about the movement of people at a time when movement has been so severely restricted is not lost on us. Yet the reminders of desperation, risk and loss that often accompany migration are present even […]

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June 1, 2020, Paper, English, Magazine

(How) can migration contribute to development?

people migrating

Individuals and families migrate in hope of a better future and freedom. Photo: jaci XIII / Flickr

Of: Alice Hertzberg

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 [...]

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June 1, 2020, English, Guest piece, Magazine

The corona crisis requires global unity

In times of a global crisis, solidarity, humanity and cooperation across borders are more important than ever, writes Josefine Nilsson. Photo: Gerd Altmann / Pixabay

Of: Josephine Nilsson

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, […]

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June 1, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine

UNHCR and digital identities: Targeted aid or enhanced surveillance?

Eye

The use of iris scans is now becoming a regular practice in UNHCR's registration activities. Photo: Gerd Altmann / Pixabay

Of: Donya Zikry

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 organization'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 […]

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June 1, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine

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

Jeevan Baniya

Dr. Jeevan Baniya from the Social Science Baha Research Institute in Kathmandu describes the situation of Nepali migrant workers abroad as one of the main concerns of the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Jeevan Baniya / onlinekhabar.com

Of: Hanna Geschewski

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 labor and migration expert from Kathmandu.

June 1, 2020, Paper, English, Magazine

A day for volunteering

Refugee crises around the world have made several children vulnerable as they have been forced to move from the country where they were born. Photo: Trocaire / Wikimedia Commons

Of: Carlos Ranero

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

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June 1, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine