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Disney Crossy Road

Why should the chicken get all the fun?<p>From Hipster Whale, the makers of the original Crossy Road® with over 120,000,000 downloads, and Disney comes …

Boats and Seas The Refugee Crises Spoken Word

Her Syrian cousin died on a migrant ship. This is the poem she wrote for him and other refugees

Zena Agha is a 23-year-old Harvard student and spoken word poet who relates to the refugee crisis in a way most of her peers cannot.<p>Exactly a year ago to the day she recorded this video — on Nov. 16 — she found out her cousin Amjad, who lived in Damascus, died on a migrant ship that likely capsized …

Refugee Blues Poem by WH Auden

Autoplay next video<p>Say this city has ten million souls,<br>Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes:<br>Yet there's no place for us, my dear, …

Literature

Tension rises between Germany and Macedonia over refugee crisis

Macedonia has said it is sticking to a controversial interview it gave to the German media blasting Berlin's refugee policy. The German Chancellery …

Macedonia

Homesick and fed up: Iraqi refugees in Germany head home

BERLIN (AP) — It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming.<p>Agho was among the wave of nearly 1.1 million asylum-seekers …

Asylum Seekers

Merkel defends Germany's refugee policy on eve of 'Super Sunday' vote

The day before Germany’s “Super Sunday” elections that are expected to severely test Angela Merkel’s popularity, the chancellor launched a passionate defence of her migrant policy.<p>The issue is pertinent in the three regions where the vote is taking place.<p>Merkel’s Christian Democrats have been …

Finding love in Germany: a road to integration for refugees

Most of Germany's refugees come to escape death and war. Some are fleeing poverty. Hardly any come to fall in love. But if they are to be integrated …

World Leaders

This Is The Anti-Refugee Party That Won A Big Victory In Germany

The Alternative for Germany party has surged in popularity amid Europe's refugee crisis.<p>An anti-refugee, ultra-conservative populist party made huge gains in Germany's regional elections on Sunday and further cemented its recent surge to the forefront of the nation's politics.<p>The controversial …

Texas Border Flooded With Cuban Refugees - Thank Ted Cruz - Stumpin' For Trump!

I could spend a lot of time bashing Obama, but why bother he will be gone soon and frankly the policy of giving Cuban refugee’s <b>special treatment</b> …

Ted Cruz

Forget the threat of refugees from Syria, Europe already has a terrorism problem

Syrians and Iraqis have been fleeing their countries' civil wars for years, but the refugee crisis grabbed international headlines last month when it forced itself on the European scene. Over 500,000 Syrian asylum seekers and thousands of Iraqis have gone to Europe as of September 2015, and that …

Refugees

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Tories’ toxic approach to refugees shames Britain

The two-and-a-half mile stretch of the Aegean Sea between the Greek island of Lesbos and the western shoreline of Turkey marks the front door to …

Virtual Reality Film Puts Viewers in Shoes of Refugees

The Canadian Red Cross is using virtual reality technology to bring viewers to the heart of the conflicts the organizations are part of.In light of …

Virtual Reality

Retracing our Steps: Photographs of refugees returning to their evacuated homes near Fukushima

Imagine if everything you ever knew disappeared forever. Your home, your office, your local shops, cinema, school – all of it gone, never to be …

Fukushima

Brussels attacks are hurting refugees in Greece

The terrorist attacks in Brussels is making it more difficult for the Greek government to manage the refugee crisis, as more and more EU countries …

Bali Process pledges agile response to refugees

The inability of the Bali Process mechanism to address an influx of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees last year is being used as a lesson for the …

Kilis Mayor Hasan Kara: We must keep refugees here

Mayor Hasan Kara of Kilis is determined to keep the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees living in his city, recently nominated for the Nobel Peace …

Nobel Prize

New Studies Show Refugees are Integrating

At a time when politicians and others are expressing concern about the U.S.’s refugee resettlement process, two new studies show that refugees want …

Refugees

Appeal to help Syrian refugees in north east of Scotland launched

<b>An appeal to raise money for Syrian refugees who have arrived in the north east of Scotland has been launched.</b><p>Nine families have been resettled in Aberdeenshire in the past few weeks.<p>Faith groups and the North East Scotland Credit Union (Nescu) have set up an account to allow people to donate money …

Syrian refugees denied critical healthcare in Jordan - Amnesty

"The fees ... are unaffordable for most refugees who are struggling to feed their families," - Amnesty refugee rights head<p>LONDON, March 23 (Thomson …

Polish PM says that Poland will not accept refugees

EPA/RADEK PIETRUSZKA<p>Click for full view<p>“Twenty eight EU countries agreed to solve the issue through relocation... But I will say it very clearly. I …

Europe

Syrian refugees uprooted from hotels to make room for Garth Brooks fans: ‘It’s really a non-issue’

More than 200 Syrian refugees staying at various hotels in Hamilton, Ont., had to be shuttled to the Niagara region this week to accommodate a crush …

Brussels attacks: Poland closes borders to ALL refugees as terror atrocity sparks security crackdown across Europe

Poland has closed its borders to all refugees in the wake of the Brussels terror atrocity .<p>The security crackdown comes just a day after a series of …

Greece deploys riot police squads near Idomeni refugees camp

The tension among the refugees and migrants stuck in Idomeni camp is growing higher and higher. It looks as if they are divided in two groups: those …

NGOs

These Syrian Refugees Saved a German Nationalist After He Was Involved in a Car Crash

In a twist of irony, a leading member of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany was saved by two Syrian refugees after he was involved in …

Greek baker opens his house to refugee families in tent city

EVROPOS, Greece (AP) — As a string of European countries closed their doors to refugees, a baker in a northern Greek village was opening his.<p>For the past week, Dimitris Spiridis — the grandson of refugees and a former migrant worker himself — has had three Syrian families living in his …

Lesbos refugees say they will jump in sea if deported

<b>LESBOS, Greece -</b> Beko stood outside the Moria centre, trying to make sense of where to go next after a controversial plan to send migrants and …