Europeans should do more to stop refugee ships

I was in Italy on Oct. 3 when news broke about the overloaded ship that foundered off Santorino in the Mediterranean, resulting in the death of several hundred asylum seekers. Most the passengers were fleeing…

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Diaspora Diary: Emigrants can be spoilers in conflict resolution

Politically-mobilized diaspora communities have the potential to act as “spoilers’” in conflict resolution and post-war reconciliation in their home countries, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva has said. Ravinatha Aryasinha told the first-ever…

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Diaspora groups as essential bridge builders

Diaspora populations are increasingly being seen as “bridge builders” between host countries and the nations they come from, particularly amid crisis situations as with the recent earthquake in Haiti. With more and more countries –…

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