Tag Archives: Cultural globalization


The International Day of Family Remittances

June 15, 2023 /Security/ — The International Day of Family Remittances is a day celebrated every year on June 16 to highlight the importance of remittances to families and communities around the world. Remittances are the money that migrants send back to their families in their home countries. They are a vital source of income for millions of families, and they can have a significant impact on the economies of developing countries.

The International Day of Family Remittances was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. The day is aimed at migrants because they are the ones who send remittances. Migrants often send money back to their families to help them with basic needs such as food, shelter, and education. Remittances can also help to boost the economies of developing countries by stimulating local businesses and creating jobs. Continue reading


‘It’s like you’re a criminal, but I am not a criminal.’ First-hand accounts of the trauma of being stuck in the UK asylum system

Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University

Warning: this story contains graphic descriptions of violence. Pseudonyms are used to protect the interviewees’ identities.

Angela had already been in the UK as an asylum seeker for nine years and four months when we interviewed her. She was still in a state of limbo, unsure whether asylum would be granted, and her story was disturbing to hear.

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Debunking the myth of the ‘evil people smuggler’

Yvonne Su, York University, Canada and Corey Robinson, Durham University

In 2022, the number of forcibly displaced people surpassed 100 million worldwide. Nearly 1.5 million refugees will need resettlement in 2022, but less than one per cent of refugees will be resettled.

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Startups eye metaverse, NFTs, to solve Africa’s economic woes

  • Startups target unemployment and governance issues
  • Founders launch virtual African nation, marketplace
  • Critics fear replication of continent’s inequalities

By Kim Harrisberg

JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It might sound like science fiction, but a Nigerian-born tech entrepreneur thinks he has found a way for Africans to escape problems like inequality and bad governance – a virtual nation born online.
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