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The Mediterranean : NATO finally comes to the aid of shipwrecked migrants, but the European Union refuses to admit them

The signatory organizations named below demand that the European Union provide a unified response to the tragedy in the Mediterranean. We insist that migrants and refugees who risk their lives crossing the sea must be admitted onto European soil. In response to the systematic failure of European ships to rescue shipwrecked migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, people across Europe and Africa cried out for justice. Finally, on July 11th a Spanish ship used by NATO forces, called the Almirante (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 July 2011


Urgency of a moratorium on the expulsions to Tunisia, and for a worthy reception of Tunisian nationals in the EU !!

For the two last months, Tunisia has been highly pressured, notably by Italy, into the strengthening of its borders’ control and the readmission of its nationals landed in Lampedusa. Silvio Berlusconi’s visit, on this April 4th, aims at securing such commitments of the Tunisian government, and this in the spite of the many calls launched by Migrants Rights Defence Organizations as well as the exceptional situation the country has to face. Tunisia is living historical moments and has to take (...) read

date of on-line publication : 4 April 2011


The European Union’s migration policy : support for dictatorships to the south of the Mediterranean

While protest movements are developing against dictatorial regimes in northern Africa and the Middle East, the statements and actions by European governments show that the « defence of democracy » and « non-interference » are mere rhetoric when it is a matter of reaffirming the necessity of a closure of borders that undermines fundamental rights. Thus, while the Libyan armed forces are massacring rebels throughout the country, coronel Qadafi brandishes the spectre of a migratory invasion by (...) read

date of on-line publication : 23 February 2011

New York Times

Israel Grows Uneasy Over Reliance on Migrant Labor

Even as foreign workers have become a mainstay of the Israeli economy, their presence has increasingly clashed with the country’s Zionist ideology. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 20 August 2010


Guest workers seek Global Horizons : U.S. company profits from migrant labor

> CorpWatch, November 3rd, 2006 (...)

« About 170 Thai migrants paid thousands of dollars to recruiters in Thailand for the opportunity to work in the bountiful orchards of Washington state. Their tale illustrates the pitfalls of the H-2A guest worker program which is a mainstay - along with undocumented labor - of the U.S. agricultural system.
According to the Seattle Times, the migrant workers said they paid up to $8,000 each to Thai recruiters. Global Horizons, a California-based company, works with recruiters abroad and obtains H-2A agricultural guest worker visas, flies workers to Washington and sets them up in housing, as required by the federal program. Global Horizons denies working with any recruiter who received payment from a migrant worker. »  read

date of on-line publication : 16 November 2006

Research Guide on Internal Displacement

> FMO, October 2005, 30pp (...)

An introduction to some of the main debates regarding internal displacement, focusing mainly on conflict induced displaced.
"This research guide aims to summarise the challenge of internal displacement at a policy level, but also to address its social consequences and explore the experiences of many internally displaced persons (IDPs) of physical dislocation, separation from everyday practices and familiar environments, social disruption and material dispossession."


date of on-line publication : 1 June 2006


Migrant sex work (...)

An outline of the debates surrounding sex slavery and migrant sex work. This introduction presents the main contrasting stances: on the one hand, those who believe all forms of prostitution should be abolished, and on the other, those who believe some forms of sex work should be regularised, and who stress that the key issue to distinguish whether the work is forced or not.
The article includes an extensive list of links divided into useful categories.  read

date of on-line publication : 13 December 2005

Ulysses de la Torre

Workers Without Borders

> IPS, Sep 16 2005, (...)

78.6 billion dollars and 125.8 billion dollars - the first figure represents the amount given as aid by the world’s 22 wealthiest governments, the second is the money migrant workers sent home last year. So this article ask, should we be discussing "migrant worker foreign aid", how is this money being sent and what are the implications of this?  read

date of on-line publication : 17 November 2005

Uday Kumar Varma

HIV/AIDS and the migrant labourers

> Digital Opportunity Channel, 6 July 2005 (...)

The article begins by highlighting the importance of spreading information and creating awareness about HIV/AIDS in strategies in combat and combat the spread of the virus. The author reflects that whilst the need for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaigns was acknowledged early by policy makers, so far there have been a number of shortcomings with regards to certain issues, which the author goes on to detail. There follows an analyse of the link between migration and HIV/AIDS and the way the issue is perceived.  read

date of on-line publication : 15 November 2005


Ten Ways to Protect Undocumented Migrant Workers

> October 19, 2005, PDF, 118pp. (...)

This report analyses the socio-economic and political forces that create and maintain the presence of undocumented migrant workers in Europe. This analysis provides the backdrop for considering what rights should be granted to undocumented migrant workers. The situation in various economic sectors in Europe is analysed, and issues such as the protection of victims of forced labor and the problems associated with regularization campaigns are presented. The report highlights the role played by social inspectors, trade unions and NGOs in protecting undocumented migrant workers, and offers recommendations for specific policy measures.  read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2005

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