Archive for May 5th, 2017

05/05/2017

Worsening Food Insecurity Forcing More People to Migrate — UN Report

Human Wrongs Watch

5 May 2017 – Highlighting the complex link between food insecurity and migration – where increase in one forces the other to rise and then spirals back to push the former even higher – the United Nations food relief agency has urged greater investments in food security and livelihoods at places of origin to prevent displacement and reduce forced onward migration.

An elderly woman sits outside her makeshift dwelling in Afghanistan. Photo: WFP/Eoin Casey

In its new report, At the Root of Exodus: Food security, conflict and international migration, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) found that each 1 per cent increase in food insecurity pushed 1.9 per cent more people towards migration.

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05/05/2017

How to Counter Violent Extremism, Youth Radicalisation – Baku Forum

Human Wrongs Watch

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 5 2017 (IPS) – The integration of migrants in cities, countering the rise of violent extremism, as well as youth radicalisation on the Internet have been some of the key issues discussed at a United Nations forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Baku Forum to promote sustainable development and human security through dialogue. Credit: UNESCO

Baku Forum to promote sustainable development and human security through dialogue. Credit: UNESCO

The Fourth World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue (May 5 – 6) hosted by Azerbaijan under the theme ‘Advancing Intercultural Dialogue – New avenues for human security,peace and sustainable development’ examined effective responses to challenges facing human security, including massive migration, violent extremism and conflicts.

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