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Unregulated Deforestation May Be Decimating Zimbabwe’s Timber Industry

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

Deforestation in Zimbabwe is hitting the country’s timber industry hard. Industry officials say that illegal settlers are responsible for the damages, but for the settlers, it’s their livelihoods on the line.

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As Zimbabwe Struggles With Finances, Undocumented Migrants Languish in Prison

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsLegal RightsMigration

The country, in the midst of an economic crisis, can’t afford to enforce its deportation laws or build detention centers. Those without proper paperwork have no other choice but to sit in jail.

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Zimbabweans Abandon Cities as Opportunities Dry Up

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman MigrationMigration

The country’s economic crisis has caused massive job loss in urban areas. Many residents, desperate for cheaper living options, are heading back to the countryside.

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Sri Lankan Refugees Blame Bureaucracy for Unemployment

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human MigrationJobsMigration

Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, many people who fled to India are now coming back. Despite completing their education abroad, jobs, especially government jobs, are out of reach.

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Mexico’s Spike in Asylum Applications Causes Long Delays – But Many Migrants Can’t Afford to Wait

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsPolitics

Thanks to successful advocacy and information campaigns, more Central American migrants than ever have applied for asylum in Mexico – but the office tasked with processing the applications can’t keep up. As the office scrambles to meet demand, the families who’ve made the long journey north face months of uncertainty.

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In Uganda, Refugees Gathering Firewood Spark Deforestation Concerns

Region: Uganda

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Migration

In the last 30 years, over half of Uganda’s forest cover has been wiped out. Are refugees to blame?

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In Uganda’s Second-Largest Refugee Camp, Will New Education Initiatives Help End Child Marriage?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationHealthHuman MigrationHuman Rights

The dire circumstances in local refugee camps – including lack of services, dependence on aid and general uncertainty for the largely South Sudanese population – make it more likely that girls will get married and have children before they turn 18. Authorities in Uganda’s Palorinya Refugee Settlement believe education could help, but reversing the trend is an uphill battle.

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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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‘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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