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Migrant crisis


Thinc session examines need for jobs with dignity for migrants in urban areas, policy changes needed

August 31, 2021 7:58 am

It may fall on the private sector, as much as the government, to figure how to change this if India has to sustainably grow. What can be done in terms of corporate policy and labour policy to improve livelihoods?

Why the Supreme Court order on registration of migrant workers is welcome

July 22, 2021 7:59 am

Priya Deshingkar writes: It stands up for the rights of the weakest and recognises their critical contribution to the economy. But challenges of implementation remain.

IEThinc Migration Series: Third webinar to discuss impact on health of migrants

July 30, 2021 6:02 pm

Beyond the obvious reduction in incomes and consumption levels, there are several concerns about the healthcare outcomes of migrant workers after two successive waves.

'I'm constantly responding to what's happening around us — how can one not?': Poet Sudeep Sen

May 22, 2021 6:54 pm

Poet Sudeep Sen on his new book of poems, Anthropocene, that brings together themes of climate change and pandemic

‘I don’t know why the migrant crisis surprised us’

May 08, 2021 7:45 pm

Chandigarh based director Ivan Ayr, 37, on his second feature film Meel Patthar (Milestone) and how capitalistic systems make victims of those at its core

States brace for migrants’ return; helplines, control rooms start again

April 20, 2021 7:01 am

States such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar, which were overwhelmed by the massive numbers of returnees last year, are hoping to be able to handle a similar situation better.

Pandemic sent migrants home, record 11 crore turned to rural job scheme

April 02, 2021 7:30 am

Over 11 crore people worked under the scheme during the financial year 2020-21 — the first time since its inception in 2006-07 that the MGNREGS numbers crossed the 11-crore mark in a year.

IEThinc Migration Series: Migrant workers should have political voice, say experts

July 21, 2021 5:23 pm

On the Covid-19 lockdown in India, Tumbe said that while internal migration takes place in all countries, India was probably the only country that faced a massive migration crisis.

Post-lockdown misery of India’s migrant workers

July 21, 2021 5:38 pm

One year since the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, there’s been little change in the hunger levels and unemployment rate among migrant workers, especially women.


Migrant exodus 2.0? Thousands in Delhi wait for ride home

April 20, 2021 6:56 pm

A large crowd of migrant labourers lined up at Delhi's Anand Vihar bus terminal after the government announced a weeklong curfew to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Maharashtra lockdown turns migrants anxious, many head home again

April 08, 2021 7:58 pm

Fearing another lockdown in wake of a spike in Covid-19 cases across the country, migrant workers and their families have started leaving toward their homes again.

Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

December 15, 2016 5:35 pm

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.

European migrant crisis: Over 700 feared dead in multiple Mediterranean shipwrecks

May 30, 2016 1:12 pm

Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said.

2015 European migrant crisis: Most moving images of refugees fleeing war and poverty

December 23, 2015 1:09 pm

As the migrants crisis became the most talked issue internationally, thousands of displaced people fleeing war and poverty have been hunting for refugee and asylum. Here are top pictures that portray their distress.

Top Frames: Obama, Putin at UN General Assembly, Russia launch airstrikes in Syria

October 10, 2015 1:08 pm

Barack Obama extends his hand to Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Russia on Wednesday (September 30) carried out its first airstrikes in Syria in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a pre-emptive strike against the militants.

Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

September 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

Top Frames: Flood in Japan, Obama honours Jhumpa Lahiri, BA fire in Vegas

September 12, 2015 8:00 am

Japan evacuated about 100,000 people from their homes, after rare torrential rains unleashed floods; President Barack Obama awards the 2014 National Humanities Medal to Jhumpa Lahiri; An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff.

Syrian migrants reach Greece, emotions run high

September 08, 2015 7:24 pm

Syrian men, women and children arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey, on the island of Lesbos, Greece.


How Europe outsources migrant suffering at sea

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

European countries are outsourcing their humanitarian responsibilities to a dubious partner. An NYT investigation shows the deadly results.