Migration has shaped the history of humanity and is here to stay. Building fences, using various forms of violence, detaining on a massive scale, withholding access to basics such as shelter, food or water, and using threatening language or hateful speech, will not stop migrants from trying to cross borders.
Yet, globally, States attempt to "seal" borders, without offering viable avenues for legal migration: in this, States are destined to fail.
We don't need any more studies on what Haiti needs in the way of basic human rights of clean water, shelter and food. Don't watch, dumbfounded, as yet another disaster unfolds.
The world is actually getting better. Fifteen years into the 21st century, life on the whole has improved for a great deal of humanity. Access to basic needs like food, shelter, water, education and work has improved. But we are sti...
When we consider our most basic human needs, we often think of food, water, and shelter. As we brainstormed what we could design that could make a difference, we turned our attention to another critical need: light.
A year after Islamic State militants took control of Mosul, the number of Iraqis who have fled the besieged northern city has ballooned to more than a million people in need of basic food, water and shelter, Mercy Corps’ Iraq countr...