Migrant Integration

Checking in at the Refugee Hotel


By Joe Lowry

Ever been to New York? Was your first sight of it the gleaming Manhattan skyline? Lady Liberty? My first time in the Big Apple I just glimpsed some high-rises in the smog as my Virgin Airlines flight bounced through the clouds and smog into Newark on a wet November day in 1991.

Against All Odds


By Erin Foster

NHIAL Malia was resettled by IOM from a refugee camp in western Ethiopia to Houston, Texas when he was 11 years old. Today, he is 26, a US citizen, holds a degree in Biology with a minor in Philosophy from Bethany College, Kansas, and serves as a water and sanitation volunteer with the US Peace Corps in Ghana.

Far Flung Citizens of the World to Young Literary Stars


By Leonard Doyle

WHEN the London-based literary magazine Granta named 20 "Best of Young British Novelists" this week, it caused a sharp intake of breath among the chatterati, as the columnists, talk show hosts and self-appointed pundits are known.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: Migration Makes Us All Richer



By Leonard Doyle

Photo courtesy of of Mashable.com.

As endorsements go, having Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg tell the world about the vital contribution of migration to our economic well-being is hard to top.

“He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich”

Best TV show or Documentary Showing Migrants in a Positive Light
Australia’s film-makers embrace the migration narrative

UN High Level Dialogue to Tackle International Migration and Development

By Karoline Popp

If you are interested in how States deal with migration multilaterally, 2013 is a big year. On 3-4 October 2013, Member States of the UN will come together – for the second time in the history of the General Assembly – to debate international migration, in the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.