Tag Archives: Migration

Climate Change and migration: what we need to be doing right now

Climate Change is happening, but we do not seem to realise it. The socio-economic impacts of Climate Change are enormous and the implications for human well-being are frightening. Erin Nash tackles the tricky landscape of Climate Change and migration, unpacking the concept of 'climate refugees'. Who are they? Where will...
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Are you a Greek or a Barbarian?

When living abroad in another community, self reflection on identity is common and useful. However, words such as "expat", "aid worker" and "stuff we like" all serve to separate ourselves from the community within which we live. Is this separation necessary, or does it go completely against the grain of...
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Big Society, Big Cuts

In 2010 the UK's coalition government announced a new budget that potentially sent mixed messages to the British public. Now, in 2011, the proposed cuts are hacking away at the public sector, and citizens are divided as international aid commitments are upheld and indeed increased. With Cameron eyeballing and publicly...
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Chinese migrants: Stuck in the middle

China is indebted to its liudongrenkou, or ‘floating population’, for its unprecedented economic growth. Yet, what is life really like for the workers of the world’s biggest factory? In her first article for whydev, Ellie Wong, a an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development in Beijing, examines internal Chinese migration. She...
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