15 Sep, 2019

News Feed - September 9/15

by Food&Migration

Native American 'Aunties' Raise Funds to Feed Migrants

A group of Native American women from several tribes in Oklahoma have launched a nonprofit organization they're calling the "Auntie Project: Native Women of Service." Their goal is to help indigenous kids in need, beginning with child migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.


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Food & Drink spotlight: Recruitment of overseas workers and Brexit

A key issue for the food sector is being able to recruit and retain the right staff with the right skills. On the (potential) cusp of Brexit, this issue is in the spotlight more than ever. The food sector has been able to benefit from the flow of EU nationals into the UK for many years. It is therefore critical that the sector be aware of the changes to immigration policy that Brexit would be very likely to cause.


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UNHCR Stops Food Rations for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Kalideres Shelter 

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers who chose to remain at a temporary shelter in Kalideres, West Jakarta, after they were told to leave the premises last month have been left without food in the past three days since the United Nations Refugees Agency have stopped sending them their food rations. 


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Germany gives vital aid for Syria to World Food Programme

Germanys financial support for the United Nations World Food Programme is crucial in order for it be able to keep helping millions of Syrians keep going through the protracted civil war, the UN agency said in a statement on Thursday. 


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Recent migration policies deepen the divide at the Mexico-Guatemala border

Towns along the Suchiate River are divided by a border but strongly linked by their roots and trade.


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Beyond borders: Understanding migration requires understanding changing land systems

For tens of millions of people, migration is a tough reality. What causes people to migrate away from their home countries, and what happens when they do? Migrants and their labor are responsible for moving hundreds of billions of dollars around the world annually. At their destinations, they affect populations, cultures, and economies. But their movement also has a major impact on the places they leave, including on how people use land.

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FAO and IOM Support Cyclone-Affected Families in Mozambique Through Seed Distribution

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week began distributing seeds and farming tools to approximately 11,000 families affected by Cyclone Idai.


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