Here’s how community lending could help refugees find their feet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Executive Director, RIO Entrepreneurship is often proposed as the ideal way for refugees to achieve financial independence; while others say savings and lending services is the key. The ideal solution may, in fact, be a […]

EU-Turkey relations: Erdogan plays the refugee card while beefing up gas operations in the Eastern Mediterranean sea

EU accession talks with Turkey have been suspended as Turkey is showing poor results in upholding human rights, the rule of law, media freedom and the fight against corruption. Turkey is attempting though to change this situation and enhance its relations with the EU discussing current matters with the EU officials and especially with Germany […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]

Will the EU reconsider Frontex’s role in light of accusations about violations of migrants’ human rights?

The European border agency Frontex has been found to violate human rights and abuse its power to make excessive use of force and mistreat migrants according to latest research conducted by the ARD political magazine report München, the British Guardian and the search center CORRECTIV. However, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency has been denying […]

There is huge talent in the world’s refugee camps. We must realize this overlooked potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya & Mariah Levin, Head of Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Forced migration is the political hot potato of our time. With new global records of […]

What can the private sector do to alleviate the refugee crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michel Botzung, Manager, IFC, Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations Africa Imagine arriving in a city, only to find that most (if not all) of the adults can’t work, start a business, or buy goods and services? This is true for […]

How climate change exacerbates the refugee crisis – and what can be done about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maram Ahmed, Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Climate-related displacement and migration is set to be the greatest challenge of our era. While there is a general consensus that global warming impacts us all, […]

5 facts you should know about the world’s refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations led to a record high of 70.8 million people being displaced by the end of 2018. The latest data from the UN Refugee Agency represents an […]

How water scarcity triggers the refugee crisis – and what tech can do to solve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxim Pasik, Executive Chairman, Watergen Most people assume that refugees are pushed to leave their homes because of violence and political conflict. While that is often the case, climate change and global water shortages play a much larger role […]

Will the EU be condemned by the International Criminal Court for violating migrants’ human rights?

It was two days ago when a group of lawyers sued the EU for the deaths of Libyan migrants who attempted to cross the Mediterranean. The case is being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) which will have to rule whether or not EU nations violated human rights and are responsible for thousands of […]

The British are the most positive in Europe on the benefits of immigration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Do the costs of immigration outweigh the benefits? Not for many British people, who recent research shows are the most positive in Europe about the impact of newcomers arriving in their country. Almost […]

The Venezuelan exodus to Roraima and its repercussions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Guilherme Wandall, currently in the second semester of medicine at FURB in Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

5 things to know about African migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Africa is so big that Europe, the US, India and China could comfortably fit inside its landmass. It is home to huge amounts of the world’s mineral resources. And by 2050, one in […]

Dignified health for all who live here

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rafaela Paulino, a Brazilian medical student now in the third year. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

The role of students in a migration crisis in Roraima, Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Dandara Melo Honorato, a second-year medical student from Federal University of Roraima in Boa vista, Roraima, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Health equity and accessibility for migrants is a peremptory demand

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohamed Shoman, a toxicology and forensic demonstrator at faculty of medicine & Ms. Sara Shoman, a family medicine resident at faculty of medicine at Ain Shams University. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Century challenge: inclusion of immigrants in the health system

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amany Gonçalves Robaina, a 21 years old and medicine student at Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

How to tap the talents of refugees – one student at a time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mike Moradi, Co-Founder & CEO, Sensulin & Lorna Solis, Founder and CEO, Blue Rose Compass & Navrina Singh, Principal Product Lead, Microsoft Corporation “Why do some people get a passport to move freely and pursue opportunities while others don’t?” […]

We need a fresh approach to climate change migration. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carol Farbotko, Human Geographer, CSIRO Human mobility associated with climate change is a growing global reality. There are regular warnings about climate change impacts creating significant numbers of displaced people, and presenting an international security risk. We hear significantly […]

UN chief praises Africa for keeping ‘hearts and borders open’ in refugee crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Which continent hosts nearly a third of all global refugees? The answer might surprise you. “Africa’s generosity to those seeking havens from war and persecution is unmatched,” António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, told the 32nd Ordinary […]

Companies can help build a more inclusive world. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adaire Fox-Martin, Executive board member, SAP We live in a world of smart, connected ovens, but one in which 795 million people do not have enough food to eat. We are witnessing exponential growth, but also great inequality. Addressing […]

8 things we need to do to tackle humanitarian crises in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) In Timbuktu, Mali this month I met with families without food whose crops have failed and whose children have been killed by improvised explosive devices (IED). I couldn’t help […]

The link between migration and technology is not what you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration The Fourth Industrial Revolution is fundamentally reshaping our economies, social interactions and collective security. Alongside these changes, and most obviously in the political sphere, international migration is […]

MEPs strongly welcome the Global Compact on Migration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament strongly supports the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and welcomes its adoption in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday. MEPs regret the campaign of disinformation that has led to several countries withdrawing their support from the compact. The migration compact […]

What Ghana can teach us about integrating refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Founder and CEO, RIO Refugees in Ghana have the same legal rights as ordinary citizens. They can live, work, and own businesses and properties, just as any other Ghanaian national. Not much attention is given […]

4 ways the US can take the lead in the fight against human trafficking

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Employment, Denmark The US Senate recently endorsed the nomination of long-standing civil rights prosecutor, John Cotton Richmond, as new Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. This statutory post, created under the […]

Immigrants make good entrepreneurs. This study proves it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Immigrants are good for business, according to research analyzing entrepreneur trends in the US. Not only do immigrants to the US establish proportionally more businesses than native-born entrepreneurs, their companies are also more […]

We need to talk about integration after migration. Here are four ways we can improve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Gallagher, President, International Catholic Migration Commission Integration is the delicate, critical transition of the migrant from outsider to insider – the process by which migrants become a part of their new community. Successful integration is hard to […]

The needs, challenges and power dynamics of refugee resettlement

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adèle Garnier, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies, Peace Research Institute Oslo & Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Professor of International Law, Human Rights and Refugee Law, Universidade Católica […]

Humanitarian visas to avoid refugees’ deaths

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU countries should be able to issue humanitarian visas at embassies and consulates abroad, so people seeking protection can access Europe without risking their life. With 39 votes to 10, the Civil Liberties Committee agreed on Wednesday to ask the European Commission to table, […]

Why cities hold the key to safe, orderly migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harald Bauder, Professor of Geography and the Director of the Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto & Loren Landau, South African Research Chair for Mobility & the Politics of Difference, African Centre for Migration […]

5 ways to integrate Syrian refugees into the workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Baird, President & CEO, Education for Employment Network & Mariel Davis, Senior Manager, Communications & Partnerships, Education for Employment Network This summer, the Jordanian Ministry of Labour announced that it had issued more than 106,000 work permits […]

Migration crisis update: mutual actions and solidarity needed as anti-migrant policies thrive

An EU summit is taking place today in Salzburg, Austria where the EU leaders will discuss about the immigration crisis in the region and Brexit deal negotiations. The Parliament’s request to the member states regarding Hungary’s breach of the EU founding values is creating turbulences to the unity and solidarity of the Old Continent. The […]