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Soaring Rents, High Demand Pushing out Many Buenos Aires Tenants

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsMoney

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.

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Ancient Waterways Threatened by Mexico City’s Booming Population Growth

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

For hundreds of years, Xochimilco, south of central Mexico City, has been home to an elaborate network of canals and traditional floating crops. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is protected, and building atop the crops is illegal – but laws and designations have been no match for Mexico City’s unstoppable sprawl.

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Facing Extreme Risk on the Journey North, Many Central Americans Choose to Stay in Mexico

Region: MexicoWorld

Topics: Human Migration

People crossing the southern border of the U.S. face tremendous risks both from immigration authorities and the punishing desert climate, but an effort in southern Mexico aims to make migrants aware of these risks and expand access to asylum applications in Mexico. The effort’s striking results aren’t making headlines – but they’re making a difference.

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Despite Uganda’s Worthy Efforts for Refugees From South Sudan, Challenges Still Abound

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Ugandan refugee policies are among the world's most progressive, and nonprofits give one-time grants and loans that supplement food provisions from international agencies and the vocational training that the government offers. Nevertheless, economic opportunities for refugees are still very limited, and many in this fast-growing population are unable to receive grants.

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Food or Firewood to Cook It? The Dilemma Refugees Often Face in Uganda’s Rhino Camp

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda's Rhino Camp are given monthly food rations, but they frequently have no way to cook the food. Often their only way to get firewood is to barter away some of their provisions with Ugandans living nearby.

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South Sudan Refugees in Uganda Wary of Plan to Get Money Instead of Food Rations

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Nonprofit donors are considering such a shift, arguing that giving money would help refugees eat better and would boost small businesses. But some refugees at Rhino Camp worry that not receiving food rations could lead to far worse problems.

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