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Five on Friday: Shelters Manage Increased Border Crossings

 Five on Friday: Shelters Manage Increased Border Crossings

Five on Friday time again! Let’s wrap up the work week with five articles from MCN staff, including one Weekly Win, to keep us updated on migrant health news and health justice efforts.


A person at the ocean

Migration should never be deadly. Del shared the Wilson Center’s blog post that notes “Worldwide, 5,880 migrants were recorded as dead or missing last year.” Migrant Disappearances En Route to Europe

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People crossing the border

Meanwhile, a judge halted the ending of Title 42, but more people are arriving at the border nonetheless. Claire shared this New York Times article that highlights the incredible work in border shelters. Some of the shelters featured in MCN’s short film Sheltering Hope are covered in this article! As Border Crossings Soar, Biden Relies on Shelters to Manage Influx

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Mia Mottley

Congratulations to Mia Mottley! Aníbal sent us the announcement that the Prime Minister of Barbados and climate justice champion was listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people. Time 100: Mia Mottley


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The Monkeypox virus

What is Monkeypox and why is it in the news? Candace shared Your Local Epidemiologist's newsletter that covered the clinical basics, updates on recent cases, a short Q&A, and the bigger context – that the emergence of diseases over the last 100 years has been faster and faster. Sign up for the newsletter to read its insightful and up-to-the-minute takes on health and disease. Monkeypox 101

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Goldman Environmental Prize winners

Weekly Win: The 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize winners have been announced! The annual prize honors “ordinary people who take extraordinary actions to protect our planet” -- and the winners’ stories are inspirational. The Goldman Environmental Prize

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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