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Two Billion Miles: interactive video story

Two Billion Miles: interactive video story
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World Migration The GLOBAL MIGRATION FLOWS interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by It is endlessly fascinating to explore where we're from. Using the app: Choose whether you want to access information about migrants leaving a country (Outward) or migrants entering a country (Inward). This migration visualization tool is being developed by Locus Insight in collaboration with IOM. Note re web browser requirements: To view the migration app you will require a modern web browser. Sources: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2015).

The Refugee Project Every day, all over the world, ordinary people must flee their homes for fear of death or persecution. Many leave without notice, taking only what they can carry. Many will never return. They cross oceans and minefields, they risk their lives and their futures. The Refugee Project looks beyond the crises that are currently making headlines and allows viewers to explore all refugee migrations around the world since 1975. About the Data Under international law, the United Nations is responsible for protecting asylum seekers around the world. The Refugee Project does not consider the large number of economic migrants and other undocumented populations, nor does it show the millions of internally displaced persons in troubled countries around the world. Recognition The Refugee Project was selected for MoMA’s Design and Violence exhibition, where it was written about by the UNHCR’s High Comissioner, António Guterres. Compare refugee population visually by country

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943. I believe that the admission of these persons will add to the strength and energy of the Nation." Learn More WEI OR DIE Alastair McClymont: Beware ignorant debate on motivated migrants Alastair McClymont is a specialist immigration lawyer living in Auckland Just who are the migrants supposedly stealing our houses and jobs? There have been plenty of knee-jerk reactions recently about the appropriate number of migrants that New Zealand can absorb each year. There has also been evidence of much ignorance on the subject. In the 12 months to April, New Zealand received 68,000 net migrants (long-term arrivals minus long-term departures). Economist Michael Reddell has stated that cutting migration to 10,000 a year would lead to a reduction in house prices. But the debate about migrant numbers is more complicated than Mr Peters or Mr Reddell would have us believe. An analysis of this figure of 68,000 net migrants may surprise many. Another quarter include New Zealanders who have been overseas for more than a year and are returning home to live, and Australians who intend to live here for longer than a year. Continued below. Ana Apatu: Learning our reo a powerful gift - NZ Herald

Ten things you didn’t know about refugees With 45.2 million displaced by violence, persecution or rights abuses, the number of refugees is higher than at any time since 1994, says UNHCR Today is World Refugee Day - and the latest statistics from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show world refugee numbers are higher than at any time since 1994. As U.N. refugee chief Antonio Gutteres put it at a recent news conference: “Each time you blink, another person is forced to flee.” UNHCR’s annual report shows that some 45.2 million people were uprooted by violence, persecution or rights abuses as of the end of last year, but the numbers also challenge some common misconceptions about refugees and displacement. Here are 10 things you may not have known. 1. Until you do, you’re just a person who’s been uprooted within your own country - or an internally displaced person (IDP), to use the aid world jargon. The difference matters because it’s only by crossing a border that you gain the protection of international laws and conventions. 2. 3. 4.

Fakebook Lesson Plan - Creating Facebook Profiles for Historical Figures I love to engage my middle school students by incorporating one of their favorite things: social media. And one of their all-time favorites is the Fakebook project. Here’s how it works: Students use their notes to create a Facebook-style social media profile for a historical figure. What I love most about this assignment is that it allows students to express their humor and creativity. A Fakebook lesson plan, step by step The directions, rubric, and examples here accompany my sixth grade world history unit on ancient Egypt. Directions Here’s a list of what I ask my students to include in their Fakebook profiles: A profile pictureFive Facebook-style statuses. Materials I encourage my students to create their Fakebook page using a small piece of poster board, construction paper, Google Docs (format: two columns), or Google Drawings to keep it simple. My more tech-savvy kids sometimes use other programs, if they are familiar with them. Rubric

8e étage | "Différencier l'information de l'actualité" Quand l'Algérie était une “terre de tourisme” à la mode Elle a longtemps été surnommée la Californie africaine. Pendant plus d’un siècle, du débarquement des troupes de Charles X en 1830 à l’indépendance en 1962, l’Algérie coloniale, le plus vaste territoire du continent noir, avec ses montagnes enneigées et ses côtes maritimes plantées de ruines romaines, a été une terre de tourisme. C’est cette histoire méconnue que raconte Colette Zytnicki, professeur à l’Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès et spécialiste du Maghreb. Dès la conquête achevée, gouverneurs généraux, milieux d’affaires locaux et militaires tentent de faire de l’Algérie devenue française une destination pour riches excursionnistes. La mode de l’Orient se répand déjà en Europe depuis le XVIIIème siècle. A partir des années 1850, la bonne société internationale (Anglais, Américains, Russes…) qui d’ordinaire se retrouve, l’hiver, à Biarritz, sur la Côte-d’Azur ou la riviera italienne, prend l’habitude de traverser la Méditerranée. ©Mary Evans/SIPA Une station de ski à 62 km d'Alger

Why Flee Syria? With the refugee crisis worsening as many Syrians attempt to flee to Europe, many people may find themselves wondering just how the war in that country got so bad, and why so many are fleeing now. Here, then, is a very brief history of the war, written so that anyone can understand it: Syria is a relatively new country: Its borders were constructed by European powers in the 1920s, mashing together several ethnic and religious groups. Since late 1970, a family from one of those smaller groups — the Assads, who are Shia Alawites — have ruled the country in a brutal dictatorship. Bashar al-Assad has been in power since 2000. This regime appeared stable, but when Arab Spring protests began in 2011, it turned out not to be. On March 18, Syrian security forces opened fire on peaceful protestors in the southern city of Deraa, killing three. Perhaps inevitably, Syrians took up arms to defend themselves. It worked. By 2014, Syria was divided between government, rebel, ISIS, and Kurdish forces.