Over the last two decades, Somalia has constantly been on the news, all for the wrong reasons. We often hear of Al Shabaab attacks and the term ‘failed state’ is invoked so often as if it’s Somalia’s second name.
The catchphrase “Take Back Control” which turbocharged the "Brexit" campaign for Britain to leave the EU brilliantly exploited an anxious nation’s concerns about sovereignty and change in an encroaching multicultural world.
As more details indicate the killing of British MP Jo Cox was motivated by her position on migrants and refugees, the United Nations is stepping up its campaign against the "climate of xenophobia" gripping Europe.
Haja, who works and lives in London, used to receive money from her parents when she was studying in France. She tells IOM UK that now it is now her turn to send remittances and support members of her extended family and that it is too expensive to send money.
The story of the sinking island has become a well-used trope in international climate change negotiations. While the vulnerability of these islands is not contested, many speculate that island populations will take flight long before the Pacific becomes uninhabitable.