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SUNS # 8600 Wednesday 20 December 2017

United Nations : "American Dream" rapidly becoming "American Illusion" (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
"The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American Illusion as the US now has the lowest rate of social mobility of a ny of the rich countries," said Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteu r on extreme poverty and human rights, at the end of a two-week fact-finding mis sion to California, Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia, and Washington DC, as well as Puerto Rico.

Development : Our right of passage should be safe migration, not leaky boats (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
"I'm a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be l imited to the global elite."

Development : No health protection for migrant-women healthcare givers (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
While the media may be attracted by image s of migrants drowning or sold as slaves, another flagrant but lesser-known d rama is that of care workers, who are overwhelmingly women, often migrants, and who make a very large contribution to global public health, but are exposed to great health risks themselves with little or no protection, let alone basic labou r rights.

Bangladesh : Rohingyas - lurching from crisis to crisis (PRIV)
(IPS, Cox's Bazar)
Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh's Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohi ngya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.

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