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What If Rich Countries Shut the Door on Immigration?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2012

They would start to look like North Korea, says an Oxford professor
image: An Italian coastguard boat carrying migrants of an undetermined nationality sails into the island port in Lampedusa, Italy, Aug. 24, 2011.

An Italian coast-guard boat carrying migrants of an undetermined nationality heads to the island port in Lampedusa, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2011

This is a “what if” interview from the World Economic Forum’s Risk Response Network. To view the rest of the series, click here.

Amid a global recession, catastrophic rates of unemployment in developed countries and a rising tide of xenophobia, the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with TIME, speaks with Ian Goldin, director of the Oxford Martin School and a professor of globalization and development at the University of Oxford, about the likelihood of anti-immigrant policies coming to the fore. Goldin warns that such policies would not only harm communities the world over, but be counterproductive.

Are we in the throes of a global backlash against immigration?
We’re seeing an increasing focus on immigration in response to the severe economic crisis, rising unemployment and falling living standards. As has happened throughout history, there’s a tendency to blame immigrants for these problems. Politically, it’s an easy option, but it’s never worked out too well as a strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why we Nepalis have to unite for our better future?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 3, 2012

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CLIMATE CHANGE: A three-degree warmer world by 2050?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 30, 2012

JOHANNESBURG, 27 March 2012 (IRIN) – The apocalyptic vision presented on cinema screens of a world devoid of food (Hunger Games) or with too much water (Waterworld) as a result of climate change, is not as far-fetched as some may think. 

The results of a new study by the world’s biggest climate modelling system show that not only could global temperatures cross the two degrees Celsius barrier, but may warm by three degrees Celsius by 2050 if we emit atmosphere-warming gases at the current rate. 

The study, led by Oxford University’s Dan Rowlands posits a substantial increase in global temperatures within little more than a generation. Most recent warnings, including those by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), are more ambiguous, saying a two-degree hike is almost certain “by the turn of the century”.  Read the rest of this entry »

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PlusNews Global | NEPAL: Migration main factor for HIV prevalence in west

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 27, 2011


MANGALSEN, 27 July 2011 (PlusNews) – HIV prevalence in Achham is



estimated at 1.7 percent, but many residents, who have never left the remote western district, know HIV only as “Bombay [Mumbai] disease”.

Naming HIV after India’s bustling commercial city is considered the most logical explanation for what happened to men who were healthy when they migrated for work and returned home years later sick. The district has supplied cheap migrant labour to cities such as Mumbai for years.

“There’s only one main cause for HIV prevalence here and that is men going to India,” said Surja Kunwar, a nurse at Achham District Hospital, near the district capital of Mangalsen. “Men have to migrate and don’t know about safe sex and women cannot demand safe sex with their husbands.”

Although HIV prevalence in Nepal’s general population is a low 0.5 percent, the country has been experiencing a concentrated epidemic among high-risk groups such as seasonal migrant workers. The government found that in 2008, 41 percent of all HIV cases in the country were among labour migrants.

PlusNews Global | NEPAL: Migration main factor for HIV prevalence in west | Nepal | HIV/AIDS (PlusNews) | Migration.

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High Latitude Humans Have Evolved Larger Brains Than Equatorial Populations

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 27, 2011

If only the size bigger and intelligen­ce not proportion­al to the size, that could be just bit burden. Regarding eyes, I could not agree as the people from China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia etc the size of eyes are not bigger.
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Wealthy Britons Prepare To Flee

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 17, 2011

Whats going on with UK? In every sector problem.
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Analysis: Are humanitarians learning the lessons from Haiti?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 29, 2010

LONDON, 28 October 2010 (IRIN) – Listen to locals, tap into existing capacity, coordinate needs assessments, find

Photo: Nancy Palus/IRIN Aid agencies still tend to send tents to earthquake survivors, rather than semi-permanent housing, despite repeat lessons learned (file photo)

strong leaders and provide transitional shelter – not just tents. These are some of the lessons to have emerged from the 2007 tsunami evaluation, numerous earthquake responses and the latest Haiti real-time evaluation, begging the question: when will the humanitarian community start applying these lessons learned.

“There is still a tendency not only to reinvent the wheel, but also to turn it the wrong way,” notes the Haiti Real Time Evaluation (RTE), written in August 2010 but just published in October.

What worked

Some things did go right in Haiti, say both the RTE and Sir John Holmes, former under-secretary general for humanitarian response at the UN, and currently director of the Ditchley Foundation.

At a Haiti applying lessons-learned forum hosted by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on 26 October, Holmes Read the rest of this entry »

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