It’s not as easy as going back home

Camp for internally displaced people in Democratic Republic of Congo, 2017 Photo: UN Women/Carlos Ngeleka, Flickr

Av: Emily Elderfield

According to UNHCR, 1 percent of the world’s population is currently displaced due to conflict or persecution – that’s one in every 100 people who’ve been forced to leave home. When you think of civilians affected by conflict, you probably think of refugees fleeing their country in search of a safer life. However, many people […]

23 juni, 2021, Chronicle, Magazine

Vecka 23: Ökad nationalism, EU:s migrationspolitik och kritik mot vapenexport till Jemen

Av: Jennie Aradszky

I veckan har migrationspolitiken i Sverige och på EU-nivå debatterats. Nationalism och stängda gränser har ökat inom EU och i Sverige finns ett förslag på en ny utlänningslag som enligt ett stort antal forskare går helt emot kunskapen om migration och integration. Även svensk vapenexport har diskuterats och kritiserats med hänvisning till kriget i Jemen.

14 juni, 2021, Aktuell debatt

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

Av: Chiara D’Agni och Sofus Malte Rønberg

The agricultural sector in Southern Italy depends heavily on foreign labour 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.

27 april, 2021, Magazine, News article

Ny artikelserie om migration

Fåglar som migrerar

Av: Kansliet

Just nu är det svårt att resa – och ännu svårare att fly och migrera. Men trots att gränser är stängda på grund av coronapandemin finns desperationen, risktagandet och förlusterna kring migration kvar. FUF:s lokalgrupp i Lund har gjort en hel artikelserie om migration.

1 juni, 2020, Nyhet

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

Av: 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 […]

1 juni, 2020, Article, 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

Av: 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 […]

1 juni, 2020, Guest piece, Magazine

The corona crisis requires global unity

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

Av: Josefine 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, […]

1 juni, 2020, Chronicle, 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

Av: 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 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 […]

1 juni, 2020, Chronicle, 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

Av: 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 labour and migration expert from Kathmandu.

1 juni, 2020, Article, Magazine