Labu Tale, sitting on the edge of a deep inlet in Papua New Guinea is a very traditional Papuan village, with distinctive customs and rituals. These have deep significance even today as speedboats and mobile phones open it up to the modern world.
A member the Banwaon ethnic group, Liling belongs to what is known in the Philippines as a “Lumad”, or indigenous community, settled in the remote hills of Mindanao, the southernmost region of the country.
”If you die, it must be the lion that kills you. That is what they say in Senegal. This is what a returnee migrant explains to me in Diourbel, Senegal, as I try to understand why youth keep on leaving their villages risking their lives to reach Europe.
One day I went out to the market on my own and some men asked to see my documents. I didn’t have the right documents, so they took me to an immigration detention center, deported me and banned me from returning to Russia for 5 years.
Irish design consultancy, Frontend.com and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)’s Future Vision of Migrant Healthcare concept has been nominated for a 'Collaborative Design' award and 'Public Choice Award' by Institute Designers Ireland (IDI) in this year’s Irish Design Awards.
It is the night of November 7, 2013. The winds are howling deafeningly against the windows. The lights are flickering. Phone screens are lit, with everyone monitoring the latest developments on Typhoon Haiyan.
Boutros is a refugee: he left Syria three years ago after his village was attacked. He paid over USD 5,000 to smugglers and it took him more than two years to get to Europe. The most precious thing he carried with him was his smartphone.