‘Incomparable suffering’: UNHCR’s Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams says worse to come for Ukrainian refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, Head of Social Video, World Economic Forum With the fastest-growing flow of people the world has ever recorded fleeing Russia’s three-week-old invasion of Ukraine, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR ) has said that humanitarian […]

European response towards the refugees and migrants crisis: how can we all make 2022 a year of action and respect to human rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Joseph Agyei, a 3rd – year Medical Laboratory Science student at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, in Sunyani, Ghana. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The European response to the refugee and migrant crisis: how can we all work to make 2022 a year of action and respect for human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a 5th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine and Ms. Esther Esther Patience Nansubuga, a 3rd year medical student at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

European Response Towards the Refugees and Migrant Crisis: A Year Of Action And Respect To Human Rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ukwu Nowga Annabel and Ms. Ademeta Esther Oluwafeyisayo, two third year medical students at Sumy State University Ukraine. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Treating refugees as a problem is the real problem

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Seemab Mehmood, first year MBBS student at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

How can we coexist with refugees?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Salvadori, a twenty-one-year-old medical student at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Proactive Integration of Refugees & Migrants

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Reem Mansour, a seventh year medical student at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

The EU refugee crisis: road to betterment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pragya  Maharjan is a 4th year medical student studying in Bangladesh and is a member of BMSS. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

The global displacement crisis and how to tackle it

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Owusu Yaa Asieduwaa, a 4th year Doctor of Pharmacy student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

European response towards the refugee and migrant crisis: how can we all make 2022 a year of action and respect to human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Oti Victor Nkemsinachi, a 3rd year student of Sumy state University, Ukraine. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The Afghanistan situation: humans

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Martina Trevisiol, a third-year Medical student at the University of L’Aquila (Italy). She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The Future of human right propagation and European response to refugee and immigrant camps

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Namaal Bel-Nono, a 2nd year Ghanaian student of Sumy state university medical institute and Ms. Asekun Abiola Tolulope, a Nigerian 5th-year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

The long and winding road for (un)forgotten human beings

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Antonio Guevara Lopez, a third-year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

Reimagining education for refugees post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Penelope Nezurugo, Research and Analysis Specialist, World Economic Forum & Nellie Kamau, Incoming Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Candidate, University of British Columbia Pre-existing operational and logistical constraints coupled with the effects of the pandemic […]

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 […]

Will COVID-19 change how we think about migration and migrant workers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a shift in migration rhetoric to include individual health security. Limitations on movement, while necessary to manage the virus, can make it […]

COVID-19 is threatening the lives of migrant children held in US custody

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sahana Kribakaran, MD/PhD Student, Yale University & Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University COVID-19 could be devastating for migrant children held in US detention centres. The pandemic’s impacts pose risks to migrant children’s mental and physical […]

5 charts that bust some myths about migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe, PhD, Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration There is widespread misinformation about international migrants and migration, especially in Europe and North America. The United States, Germany and Saudi Arabia are the top […]

Global migration, by the numbers: who migrates, where they go and why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content There are an estimated 272 million international migrants – 3.5% of the world’s population. While most people leave their home countries for work, millions have been driven away due to conflict, violence […]

Why it’s time to celebrate migrants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford & Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration Most migration benefits the countries receiving […]

These German businesses are hiring refugees to plug the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Court, Marketing communications lead, World Economic Forum What do a German car manufacturer, railway operator and global courier service have in common? They all employ refugees. Volkswagen, the largest carmaker in Europe, Germany’s state-owned railway operator Deutsche […]

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, […]