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The for-refugees, by-refugees newspaper that prints in six different languages

Buffalo has become an unlikely haven for displaced people from far and wide<p>Every night for three years, after everyone else was asleep, Ze Yar Swe would hide in the corner of his prison cell and secretly read newsmagazines in English, a language he did not know.<br>“There was a corner that had some …

Freelancing

Why Hide the Facts About Refugee Costs and Benefits?

No enterprise in the United States—or any market economy—could survive if it only counted the costs of doing business and ignored the benefits side …

The Magazine

Current Issue: April 2018|Archives<p>Current Issue: April 2018|Archives<p>Features<p>The Right to Kill<p>Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the …

Human Rights

Flying Drones Over Europe’s New Borders

Aerial photos of migration’s temporary homes and infrastructures<p><i>by</i> <i>Emily von Hoffmann</i><p>R<b>asmus Degnbol</b> remembers when, for the first time in his life, he …

Silence Then, Silence Now: Lessons For India From Its Response to 1990s Bhutanese Refugee Crisis

If a nation’s resilience is tested by its response to the crisis in its surroundings, then India isn’t the super power it tries to project itself as. …

India

One year on, here’s how UN member states have failed and succeeded to help refugees

"We are really seeing a glimpse in many ways what the world looks like if the US chooses not to step forward."<p>President Donald Trump’s maiden speech …

Trump administration officials reject report on refugees: report

Trump administration officials reportedly rejected a study about the positive economic impacts of refugees in the U.S.<p>The New York Times reported …

Immigration

Refugees stay in Trump's childhood home

On Saturday, the international anti-poverty organization Oxfam rented out Donald Trump's childhood home in New York City, (it's on Airbnb for $725 a …

Donald Trump
North Africa

'I knew them, yet they were killing us'

<b>Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (CNN) —</b> The men who came to kill Arafa Khatun were also her neighbors. "The Rakhines and the Hindus, they joined with the military. I watched them coming over the hill, like a team. As they came towards us to attack, I saw faces that I recognized. I knew them, yet they were …

Human Rights

IOC launches Olympic Refuge Foundation in its commitment to support refugees

Date15 Sep 2017TagsOlympic News , IOC News<p>The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched the Olympic Refuge Foundation, aimed at pursuing …

North Africa

Ed Sheeran Will Be Playing a Gig in Someone's Living Room to Aid Refugees

Musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Kate Tempest and Fossils will play small concerts in ordinary peoples’ homes in two hundred cities around the world …

Amnesty International

An Artist’s Obsession with the Ruins of His Homeland

Mohamad Hafez is obsessed with making scale models. He is an architect, a profession that requires such work, but his obsession is personal. It began in 2004, when he was a first-year architecture student at Iowa State University. It was a hard year for Hafez, who was nineteen and had just left his …

A Rwandan Fashion Designer trains refugees to become professional models

article<p>http://www.unhcr.org/rw/12336-rwandan-fashion-designer-trains-refugees-become-professional-model.html<p>UNHCR<p>Refugee camps in Rwanda are like any …

North Africa
Hard Brexit

'Destitution is routine': refugees face homelessness even after gaining asylum

‘Home Office will give you refugee status, but not refuge,’ says a victim of bureaucracy and delays in survey for the Guardian<p>People granted asylum in the UK are routinely driven immediately into homelessness and destitution because of Kafkaesque quirks in the system to deal with refugees, …

North Africa

EU to step up migrant returns

"When only 36 percent of irregular migrants are returned, it is clear we need to significantly step up our work," he said in his state of the union …

North Africa

Hungary says refugee ruling ‘raped’ EU law

BUDAPEST — The Hungarian government rejected the European Court of Justice’s verdict supporting the legality of the European Union’s refugee …

Europe
Salvation Army

Smugglers test migrant Black Sea route to Romania

"It is a bit early to talk about the route reopening, but it could be that the smugglers are testing how it works - that is a possibility," said a …

North Africa

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Interest Successfully Added We'll notify you here with news about <br>AlertTag Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest?<p>Off …

Europe

South Africa must not repeat Libya’s mistakes with refugees

Joanne Liu, M.D., C.M. is a Canadian pediatric doctor, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal, Professor of Practice of …

All Eyes Turn to Congress, Following Trump Decision to Terminate DACA Program

President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immediately halting new applications and allowing …