Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A Changin’ is always a good one to spin at the start of a year, as we reflect and dream of what was and what is to be.
The Tajik-Afghan border stretches for over 1300 kilometres through remote, inaccessible, and extremely mountainous terrain. It cuts through the Pamir Mountains, the so-called “Roof of the World”, home to some of the world’s highest mountains at the junction of the Hindu Kush, Tian Shan and Himalayan ranges.
Bangladesh - Diptheria patients in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh have started receiving treatment in newly-built emergency isolation and treatment wards as work to halt the spread of the disease continues.
Migrant farmworkers in California contribute to an economically profitable agricultural system. Yet they are among the most vulnerable communities. Most migrant farmworkers are members of the working poor with limited to no access to health care. Anti-immigrant sentiment partnered with racism make life for migrants in the State difficult at best. Migrant vulnerabilities are amplified during times of disasters and their risk of experiencing negative consequences are disproportionately higher.
Les êtres humains ont toujours été incités à se déplacer à la recherche de meilleures terres, ressources et possibilités pour leurs enfants. La mobilité est la stratégie d’adaptation à la pauvreté la plus ancienne et la plus profitable de l’homme. Elle rend les plus pauvres plus riches, et les plus riches encore plus riches en multipliant les richesses, le commerce et l’expertise qui profitent à tous.