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One Teenage Somali Muslim Refugee’s Admiration for her Mother

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Deplorable conditions in French ‘Refugee Camp’

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A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions Read More

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A lost tribe in the city: health status and needs of African asylum seekers and refugees in…

Hong Kong’s resistance to be a signatory of the 1951 Geneva Convention and lack of domestic policies in this area has resulted in restrictions on access to healthcare amongst asylum seekers and refugees (ASRs)…

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Obama administration expands Central American refugee program

The White House has announced it will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States, after previous efforts largely failed to provide protection to the vast number of refugees crossing the border. White House Deputy Homeland Security Adviser, Amy Pope, said Tuesday that part of the expansion

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Breaking down the record high of 65 million displaced people

For the first time in recorded history, the number of people displaced from their homes topped 60 million. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its annual report showing that 65.3 million people were displaced at the end of 2015 – that is one out of ever 113 people globally. Refugees make up 21.3 million

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More than 100 NGOs tell European Union leaders to change migration policies

More than 100 aid groups and nongovernmental organizations signed a letter to the European Union harshly criticizing the bloc’s initiatives to stop migrants. The issue of migration is on the agenda for the European Council meeting taking place Tuesday and Wednesday. Leaders hope to sketch out a way forward to work with non-European countries to accept

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U.N. to Greece: Stop ‘unacceptable’ detentions of child refugees and migrants

Dismayed by the treatment of migrant and refugee children in Greece, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants criticized detention centers for creating “an unacceptable level of confusion, frustration, violence and fear.” The pressure caused by the continuing arrival of asylum seekers and migrants in Greece has led to holding people in jails because

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Second refugee sets self on fire in protest of Australia detentions

Just days after a young man died from self-immolation, another refugee at Australia’s Nauru detention center set herself on fire. The incidents bring attention back to the country’s oft-criticized policies for detaining and shipping off migrants and refugees. It is also a new development as the people detained are seeking out ways to publicly protest

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Researching violence against Syrian refugee women

He often used a stick or an iron wire to beat her. Her body was covered in bruises, sometimes in all kinds of colors. Hamada’s husband, frustrated with losing his son and his job in warring Syria, directed his anger and depression towards the mother of his children. It is a fact: War is one of many forms of violence to which women are subjected, and for some Syrian refugee women it is a prolongation of what has been happening already in their war-torn country.They have been beaten, forced into having sex and asked to never talk about it or else get killed — by their own husbands. For the helpless women, most of whom are mothers, the abuse has been taking physical, emotional and sexual forms

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Will wealthy countries step up and resettle more Syrian refugees?

Amid anti-refugee rhetoric, two groups set new resettlement goals on Tuesday for the world’s wealthiest countries. The United Nations said that 450,000 Syrian refugees will need new homes by the end of 2018; Oxfam puts the target at 480,000 by the end of 2016. The numbers, while high, represent just 10 percent of the refugees

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The Acceleration of Immigrant Unhealthy Assimilation

Summary It is well known that immigrants tend to be healthier than US natives and that this advantage erodes with time spent in the USA.

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Latest call to help Syria – $9 billion – will never be fully funded

World leaders gathered in London today to pledge support for the humanitarian response to aid those affected by the civil war in Syria. The conference seeks $9 billion for 2016, a sum it has no chance of receiving by year’s end. As the war grinds on, each year the ask is bigger, and each year

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Devex Examines How Refugee Movement Changing ODA Flows, Upcoming Development Assistance…

Devex: Is it time to redefine ODA? “Next month the Development Assistance Committee within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — the body responsible for defining and tracking official development assistance — will hold a high-level meeting in Paris to discuss, among other things, how the Syrian refugee crisis is changing ODA flows and…More

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