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23 Mar: Migration Policies in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal

Contrary to the popular perception that migration is mostly a South-North phenomenon, South-South migration is large. Available data from national censuses suggest that nearly half the migrants from developing countries reside in other developing countries. Almost 80 percent of South-South migration takes place between countries that have contiguous borders (Ratha and Shaw 2007).

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15 Mar: Need for Global Vaccination Equity

The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is creating a “vaccine apartheid”. As of February 24, approximately 216 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 globally. Only 8.4 percent of these are in low and lower-middle-income countries, which are home to nearly half of the world’s population.

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25 Feb: Six million people at Risk of Lung Damage

About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report. The new report by two of the UK’s leading respiratory charities finds that a quarter of all care homes and a third of all GP practices and hospitals in England are in places where particulate pollution exceeds the limits recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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10 Feb: Colombia is to grant temporary legal status to Venezuelan migrants

President Iván Duque of Colombia announced on Monday during a visit by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, that his government will provide temporary legal status to the more than 1.7 million Venezuelan migrants who have fled to Colombia in recent years, a far-reaching move that will allow the migrants to work legally and establish lives out of the shadows