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‘Slash-and-Burn’ Agriculture Helps Displaced People in DRC Get Back on Their Feet. But What’s the Long-Term Effect?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

In DRC, internally displaced people settling in new areas cut down forests and burn land to clear it for planting – often without the required permits and scant knowledge of how the practice affects the environment.

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Passport Application Backlog Grounds Many Zimbabweans, Endangering Livelihoods

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessHuman Migration

A backlog of passport applications and other identity documents has left many Zimbabweans who make their living from cross-border trade hanging in the balance.

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Desperate for Cash and Without Basic Amenities, Zimbabweans Relocated During Diamond Rush Have Had Enough

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ExtractivesHuman Migration

After diamonds were discovered in Zimbabwe’s Chiadzwa area, many people living there were relocated to ARDA Transau, a farm some distance away. Promised government compensation shows no signs of materializing anytime soon, leaving relocated families to find other ways to stay afloat.

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Paying Homage from Afar – Female Kashmiri Artists Take Their Talents Elsewhere

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.

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Mexico City’s Shelters Provide Care to Pregnant Women Traveling North

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationReproductive Rights

For pregnant women traveling north from Central America, the trip is often a harsh and bumpy ride. Healthcare provided by shelters in Mexican towns and cities are providing them with much-needed relief.

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Workers in Nepal Are Leaving. Can Government Loans Make Them Stay?

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human MigrationJobsMoney

Between 2008 and 2017, more than a tenth of Nepal’s population left the country, looking for jobs that are scarce at home. The government is trying to bring workers back, but their efforts to support entrepreneurs and new businesses aren’t going as well as planned.

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Zimbabweans Move to Rural Areas As Opportunities in Cities Dry Up

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman Migration

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has caused massive job losses in cities. Looking for cheaper living options, many people are now migrating back to rural areas.

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Homes and Coffee Fields Abandoned as Violence Continues in Southern Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: ConflictHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Violence linked to local land disputes in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, continues to drive coffee farmers and their families out of their homes and fields and into temporary camps. Faced with ongoing attacks, community representatives asked for military and police protection.

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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman MigrationJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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Options for Reproductive Health Are Limited for Women in IDP Camps in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human MigrationReproductive Rights

Women living in camps for internally displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo increasingly don’t have access to reproductive healthcare. But turning to traditional midwives as a replacement has its own dangers.

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