Forgotten Victims: The Issue of Internally Displaced People in Colombia
Since the beginning of the conflict in 1958, Colombia has seen seven million of its population become internally displaced. Far from solving this issue, the peace agreement of 2016 seems to have increased this number. New solutions need to be implemented to ease the crisis.
By Solweig Ogereau-Legay
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“Remain in Mexico”: A Massive Unchecked Violation of the Rights of Asylum-Seekers Under International Law
This article demonstrates the profound impacts of the United States’ Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or “Remain in Mexico” policy on transitory migration flows through Mexico, on the human rights and lives of asylum-seekers subject to the policy, and on the border communities that receive them. Findings are drawn from reputable data and news sources, information from organizations working directly on the ground with MPP subjects on both sides of the border, and first-hand observations from the author’s experience as a human rights observer in MPP cases at the San Diego Immigration Court and working with asylum-seekers in Mexico.
By: Lauren Farwell
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Towards Improved Health Seeking Behaviour and Sustainable Sanitation Programmes
The use of communication tools to improve health seeking behaviour of communities has found relevance in numerous successful health and nutrition interventions around the world and hence, the need for Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) is ever-increasing in today’s policy space.A component long ignored in India’s welfare policy, SBCC can lead to inclusive policy action, and social accountability. In the past, India has struggled with basic supply constraints, the reasons behind which have been weak state capacity, lack of funds or delayed releases, and cumbersome processes. One way this paper explores the inadequacy of the above-mentioned programmes with reference to SBCC is by analysing their budget documents and tracing expenditure on Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) component by Centre and State governments.
By: Cearet Sood
The State of North-East India: The Politics of Land, Migration and the Economy
India’s geographical location has played a strategic role in maintaining it’s diplomatic and economic relations with the neighbouring states. The democratic system of governance and the growing economy, have been a centre of attraction for the people to flee across the borders ever since the independence: in search of peace, stability and employment opportunities. Immigrants from Tibet, Myanmar, Bangladesh have been settling in the subcontinent, especially in the border states and metropolitan as well. Among others, Bangladesh has been a prominent neighbour, in terms of its role in Indian political history since its creation in 1971 (with support of Indian forces). With a border 4,096 kilometres, it stretches along and shares borders with the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. This article thus aims to assess and analyse (i) the outcomes of widespread migration over the land of Assam; (ii) it’s impact on the economy, development, socio- cultural identity and; (iii) the upcoming implications of the present policies on migration, citizenship upon the state, the country, the local people and their constitutional rights.
By: Chanya Kapoor & Manasvini Abhyankar