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Finding motivation for Adivasi youth and community in Bagdogra: Thoughts from Bishop Vincent Aind

15 February 2020
Bishop Vincent Aind, Diocese of Bagdogra: “I would dare to think we have to seek opportunity here, without migrating far away. While one may earn better – such as in Kerala where they can earn two to three times what they earn here - there are many other evil consequences of migrating. So I would like to think boldly that we have to seek opportunity here.”

Raiza Javier Tea or chai is a staple part of daily life in India, the second largest producer of tea in the world. As the most popular drink in the country, tea does not only bring people together for refreshment around the table, but also in plantations away from their ancestral land. Such is the...
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Jesuit Refugee Service in Asia Pacific: Responding to climate-induced displacement

15 December 2012
De la publicación ADB 2012, Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific. Foto de: ADB

Ecojesuit shares this working paper by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) developed in early 2011 as it increasingly responds to forced migration and displacement of people in the context of climate change.  This working paper was written collectively by many JRS workers who have experience in this topic and is not intended to be...
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Principles for a Just City

19 June 2012
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Pedro Walpole Though the outcome of higher-level negotiations may be a gray area at this point, there is no doubt to the quality of engagement in the side events.  Nobody should leave Rio without having learned something valuable; it is a vast learning platform.  The Ford Foundation just concluded a valuable session on the...
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Environment Refugees’ Unclear Legal Status: New Approaches Urgently Needed, Study Says

15 October 2010
Shalom City Refugee Camp Kenya. Photo credit: MMFO.org

The phenomenon is well known since long, but concrete numbers are rare: more and more people are forced to relocate permanently from their homes, due to environmental degradation and ecosystem losses. Projections for 2050, released by the International Organization of Migration in 2008, range from 25 million to one billion people displaced by the consequences...
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