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*****Persecution: #China: Heart rending - #Uyghur children crying as plead to get mothers and fathers back incarcerated in concentration camps in #Xinjiang in #XiJinping's #CCP cultural genocide @uyghurproject @cnnbrk @SkyNewsBreak @johnsweeney. Guest Blog: Behind the Scenes of Award-Winning Film Life on the Move – LIDC Migration Leadership Team. Guest blog by Osbert Parker.

Guest Blog: Behind the Scenes of Award-Winning Film Life on the Move – LIDC Migration Leadership Team

Osbert is an award-winning director with more than 30 years’ experience working in the Film, TV and entertainment industries. He balances freelance work with delivering master classes, seminars and running international animation workshops. Life on the Move was initially the idea of the London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team (MLT).

I was approached to make a film about mixed migration around the Horn of Africa with PositiveNegatives, a research and production organisation known for its comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and humanitarian issues. The challenge was to explore the reasons for migration in a fresh and engaging way. We also wanted to convey the fact that migration can be a positive experience, not only a traumatic or problematic one, and have tried to show a holistic view. The end sequence, for example, shows hundreds of people moving over a map of the world to demonstrate global migration. *****How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa's Migrant Crisis. The Hadejia-Nguru wetland was once a large green smudge on the edge of the Sahara in northeast Nigeria.

*****How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa's Migrant Crisis

More than 1.5 million people lived by fishing its waters, grazing their cattle on its wet pastures, and irrigating their crops from its complex network of natural channels and lakes. British Carto Soc. sur Twitter : "Is 2019 the year of the metallic maps? #bcsawards @europatech won our top award with Streets of Gold #bettermapping and @bodleianlibs Talking Maps exhibit has a silver one too! *****Puerto Rico population near 40-year low in 2018 after hurricanes.

The population of Puerto Rico stood at 3.2 million in 2018, its lowest point since 1979 and down sharply from 2017, when hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the island, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S.

*****Puerto Rico population near 40-year low in 2018 after hurricanes

Census Bureau data. The 3.9% decline in 2018 represents the largest year-to-year drop since 1950, the first year for which annual data is available. The number of people in Puerto Rico has dropped by 632,000 since its peak in 2004. Even before the hurricanes hit, Puerto Rico’s population was expected to drop to less than 3 million by 2025, according to projections published in 2017. The mid-2000s marked a turning point for the island’s economy, when it entered a recession from which it has not recovered. *****Persecution: Auschwitz survivor. The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "What happens when a reasonably well educated country finds itself in an unstable political situation? People look for more attractive work options in more stable neighboring countries. #Maps shows brain drain in the #Ukr. Here's the evolution of Irish Population density 1841->2002 on a DED level. You can see the devastating impact of the Famine, the gradual thinning of the rural population and the late-20th c. suburban sprawl #history #ireland #rstats…

European Jews on Ellis Island protest against their deportation to Germany, (1936). *****Few families experience conflict, kidnapping and separation like the Kanyam… Girl on the street. Hollywood, California. April 1942. Many young people flock to Hollywood in hopes of becoming Hollywood Royalty, many nev… *****#Map shows how dangerous the world’s countries are rated to be. General rule: the more democratic your country the safer you are. Cherish an…

*****Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee crisis' *****Push factor: Persecution: The newest Rohingya refugee. 12 hours old, born into exile, fleeing ‘persecution’. Watch my full report tonight on #bbcnewsten. *****Push factor: Persecution: This drone footage caught the mass movement of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh. *****Push factor - persecution: The German schoolboy jailed for writing to the BBC - BBC News. Image copyright BSTU The East German secret police went to extraordinary lengths to track down people who wrote letters to the BBC during the Cold War.

*****Push factor - persecution: The German schoolboy jailed for writing to the BBC - BBC News

One of those arrested and jailed was a teenager who longed to express himself freely - and paid a high price. It was the last day of the summer holidays. For 18-year-old Karl-Heinz Borchardt that should have meant an afternoon on a windswept Baltic beach with his girlfriend, or a few hours spent trying to catch the latest pop songs on his portable radio. Instead his childhood came to a sudden end. His mother hurried into his room unusually early and told him to get dressed. Borchardt bought himself time. Insisting he needed a wash, he started to fling sheets of incriminating texts out of the window. It was two years earlier, in September 1968, that Borchardt had written his first letter.

*****.@JustinTrudeau​ meets baby Justin Trudeau Adam Bilan. The child's Syrian parents chose the name to thank Canada for taking them in. Average monthly net wage difference between European countries and the Unites States. Best practice #vintage #map of #USA shifts perspective to show role of #railway line to #port servicing #Liverpool. *****Dictatorship and persecution: These are Assad's former prisons. This is what the single-person cells look like.