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Angelina Jolie condemns global response to refugee crisis, calls for generosity

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Refugee Camp In Jordan

UN special envoy for refugees and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie criticize the global response to the global refugee crisis and warned that none of us are immune to becoming refugees” Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress and the UN’s special envoy for refugees, calls for generosity towards refugees, reminding that “none of us are immune to becoming refugees.” Speaking at the World ... Read More »

Afghan people are suffering, yet global attention is dwindling: Red Cross chief

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The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely proportional to the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are more displaced people, more war-wounded and more disabled people. Humanitarian concerns are growing, yet international attention is dwindling. ... Read More »

Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

At least 30 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

At least 30 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Several babies and children drowned on Saturday when a boat struck rocks and capsized en route to the Greek island ANKARA (Turkey) – At least 30 people, including five children, drowned off Turkey’s western coast Saturday, Their boat was heading for Lesbos, one of the main Greek islands located just a few kilometers off Turkey’s Aegean coastline. Among the casualties ... Read More »

West fails refugees, curtails human rights over fear of terrorism: Report

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Western governments fearful of terror attacks and the potential threat posed by refugees are shortchanging human rights and adopting counterproductive policies in the name of security, Human Rights Watch said in its latest world report European governments have allowed widespread fears about migration and terrorism to erode their commitment to civil rights and liberal ideals, according to a new report ... Read More »

More than 16 million babies born into conflict in 2015: UNICEF

A Syrian newborn lies in the floor of Kara Tepe camp. The family has no money to even buy milk for the baby

There’s one child born into conflict every two seconds: UNICEF ISLAMABAD – Millions of babies around the world are born into life-threatening situations every year, according to UNICEF Report. UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said too many children were starting their lives in extreme circumstances – from conflict zones to natural disasters, poverty, disease or malnutrition. “Every two seconds, a newborn takes ... Read More »

‘Welcome to Canada’, PM Trudeau personally welcomes Syrian refugees

Canada's PM Justin Trudeau speaks with a young girl as he greets a family of Syrian refugees during their arrival at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Friday morning. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory and other dignitaries welcome first government plane of Syrian refugees. TORONTO (Canada) — The first large group of Syrian refugees coming to Canada by government aircraft arrived in Toronto late Thursday night, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on hand to welcome them at a temporary processing centre at Pearson ... Read More »

Malaysia welcomes first group of Syrian refugees

Malaysia welcomes first group of Syrian refugees

Malaysia has received the first batch of Syrian migrants out of a total of 3,000 it plans to allow into the country. Malaysia will open its doors to 3,000 Syrian migrants over the next three years to help alleviate the refugee crisis, said Prime Minister Najib Razak. Najib said Muslim countries were partly responsible for ensuring the well-being of the ... Read More »

Canadian couple cancels big wedding to help Syrian refugee family

Canadian couples cancels wedding to help Syrian Refugees

TORONTO (Canada) – A Toronto couple recently canceled their big wedding to use the money instead to help sponsor a Syrian refugee family’s settlement into Canada. The money that would have gone to their reception or gifts is now being used to sponsor a family to come to Canada. The Toronto couple was planning to get married next March. They ... Read More »

Germany launches tuition-free Online University for refugees

Pro-refugee demonstration in Berlin

Kiron University offers world-class academic degrees for refugees. Anytime, Anywhere, Tuition-Free A German University is offering an opportunity to millions of refugees worldwide to graduate with a university degree for free. Germany has launched the first online university for refugees, which offers them a free world-class education wherever they are in the world. Kiron University says all students need is a ... Read More »

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