Human Traffickers on Instagram |BBC

Recruited at home under false promises, sketchy contracts, and a special visa  that forces them to yield to the will of their employer, domestic workers end up as victims of trafficking and living in conditions of de facto servitude. A BBC News Arabic investigation found online slave markets Instagram where women were offered for sale asContinue reading “Human Traffickers on Instagram |BBC”

Houthi rebels offer ceasefire |BBC News

Houthi Supreme Political Council chair Mahdi al-Mashat said the group would end all strikes on Saudi Arabia, provided the kingdom and its allies did the same. The offer comes a week after drone and missile strikes hit Saudi Arabian oil facilities and a day after the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, announced that PresidentContinue reading “Houthi rebels offer ceasefire |BBC News”

Conflict in Yemen has reached its tipping point.

Yemen separatist militias, better known as Houthis, launched a drone attack last Sept. 14, against Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities disrupting half of the country’s oil capacity and affecting global supply. No matter how much the Houthis claimed responsibility, the international community thinks otherwise. Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind the attacks, the United Nations Panel of ExpertsContinue reading “Conflict in Yemen has reached its tipping point.”

Forced Migration

Forced Migration Is the general term for a group of persons who have been displaced from their homes due to a man-made catastrophe or natural disaster. Causes of Displacement Conflict-Induced occurs when people are forced to flee their homes as a result of armed conflict including civil war, generalized violence, and persecution on the grounds ofContinue reading “Forced Migration”

Homeland Security visits Guatemala

    August 23, 2019   Guatemala Minister of the Interior, Enrique Antonio Degenhart, and U.S. Deputy Director of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan visited the immigration center at La Peñita, where thousands of immigrants from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East arrive seeking asylum. Degenhart and McAleenan signed a joint memorandum to improve cooperation onContinue reading “Homeland Security visits Guatemala”

Yemen risks fragmentation if Conflict continues, warns UN envoy – The Irish Times

Chaos in Yemen could enable re-emergence of extremist groups – Martin Griffiths UN Special Envoy to Yemen Micheal Jansen from The Irish Times, reports that UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that Yemen risks fragmentation due to warfare in the south. Secessionist figures have repeatedly stated their aim is to recreate the independent state ofContinue reading “Yemen risks fragmentation if Conflict continues, warns UN envoy – The Irish Times”

Guatemala’s Presidential Election 2019

Alejandro Giammattei will lead the nation that has become the main source of migrants traveling to the border between Mexico and the United States. The representative of the Vamos party obtained 57.95% of the ballots, compared to 42.05% of his contender, the Social Democrat Torres. The recently elected President of Guatemala will have the task ofContinue reading “Guatemala’s Presidential Election 2019”

Migrant Children & Parents to remain in detention facilities for more than 20 days​

Yesterday, President Trump announced big changes regarding immigration processes that according to him will “lead to more humane conditions” for asylum-seeking families and children. But would be? Fact is, taking away the 20 days time limit restriction will do more harm than good because it will undermine access to legal counsel due to the isolationContinue reading “Migrant Children & Parents to remain in detention facilities for more than 20 days​”