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”

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​”

Finding the right answer: modern slavery definition and typology.

The ILO Global Estimates report is without a doubt an enormous data collection effort, a quality product of international organizations working together toward a globally accepted definition on what is modern slavery, it does a fair job on the general division into two main categories -forced labor and forced marriage- because it allows a clearContinue reading “Finding the right answer: modern slavery definition and typology.”

Importation of domestic workers in the U.S., a blind eye on human trafficking.

Most of the women in the United States working as live-in domestic workers come from underdeveloped countries; the majority are escaping poverty and seeking to secure a better future for their families even if it means to work more than 8,000 miles away from home. Recruited at home under false promises, sketchy contracts, and aContinue reading “Importation of domestic workers in the U.S., a blind eye on human trafficking.”