Green Shoots in Typhoon Wasteland


By Christie Bacal

THE place was lifeless. All I could see were ruins, flattened banana trees, uprooted coconut trees and a highway of rocks. What once was a quiet community where the houses stood, commerce flourished and a church gathered people weekly, is now empty with remnants of the darkest hours of the survivors of the flood.

Out of the rubble of Haiti, a new beginning through education

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Haitian students in the midst of discussion. Photo by Amy Rhoades

By Amy Rhoades

OUT of the rubble and destruction created by the devastating earthquake of January 2010 in Haiti, young internally displaced persons (IDPs) are being given an opportunity to start afresh through targeted education and skills development programmes.

The Double Danger of Being both a Migrant and a Woman


By IOM Director General William Lacy Swing

In today’s increasingly mobile and interconnected world, migration has become an integral part of the lives of over 100 million women. At different stages of their lives, a growing proportion of these women leave their familiar surroundings to study, work, marry, reunite with their families or flee a dangerous situation.