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After Surviving Cyclone Idai, Displaced Zimbabweans Fend Off Coronavirus

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CoronavirusHealthHuman RightsMigration

After Cyclone Idai devastated Zimbabwe last year, hundreds took refuge in temporary camps. Now, as the government continues to delay resettlement, another catastrophe looms.

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Stranded Abroad, Many Ugandans Don’t Know When They’ll Get Home

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyCoronavirusHuman RightsMigration

Uganda’s border closure was meant to protect citizens from the spread of the coronavirus. But the policy also left some Ugandans trapped in the diaspora – and many are still waiting to return.

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Self-Quarantine: Ponnaveli Village, Population One

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AutonomyCoronavirusMigrationPolitics

For Sellaiah Rashanayagam, social distancing is nothing new. He’s been the sole resident of his village since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009 – and he doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon.

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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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Eager for Ways to Buy Staples, Zimbabweans Turn to Technology

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyEntrepreneurshipMigrationMoney

With inflation tightening its grip on Zimbabwe, people are hungry for ways to get groceries from abroad, but many traditional methods are expensive and inconvenient. But new technology might offer some relief.

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Driven by Hunger, South Sudanese Refugees Slip Back into Homeland

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHuman RightsLegal RightsMigration

Uganda has taken in hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese fleeing violence. But reductions in land plots and meager food stipends are forcing refugees to re-enter dangerous territory in the hunt for viable land.

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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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Farmland in Nepal Lies Fallow as Youth Seek Opportunity Abroad

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureJobsMigration

As Nepalese youth migrate to the capital or abroad in search of opportunity, the country’s small farmers are left without labor – and their fields often go to waste. Now, by requiring emigrants to find farmworkers before going abroad, a proposed law seeks to put farms first.

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Amid Confusion About Land Ownership in Uganda, Violence Between Landlords and Tenants Escalates

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal RightsMigrationPower

As migrants crowd into Uganda’s Mityana District and demand for land grows, the relationship between tenants and landlords has reached a breaking point. Landlords fear asserting their rights as tenants embrace the country’s growing trend of mob justice.

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