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Students Killed As Mortar Slams Into Syrian University

A mortar shell hit part of Damascus University in Syria's capital on Thursday, killing at least 10 students and wounding a number of others, according to the official Syrian news agency, which says the shell fell on an outdoor café in the architecture department.<p>NPR's Susannah George is following …

Central African Republic humanitarian crisis deepens following coup

A rebel-led weekend coup in the Central African Republic (CAR) took place against a backdrop of worsening humanitarian conditions in many parts of …

Women's Asylum Charter

Every woman seeking asylum in the UK should be treated fairly, and with dignity and respect<p>But they are not. Women still face a degrading experience …

Loonie ends lower as markets look to Fed meeting

The Canadian dollar closed lower Monday as traders looked for clarity on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve thinks economic conditions are favourable enough to start easing up on some stimulus. The loonie surrendered early gains to slip 0.08 of a cent to 98.26 cents (U.S.).<p>Markets have been volatile …

Trapped: The Plight of Palestinian Refugees From Syria

Families seeking asylum in neighboring Jordan are being turned away at the border because they lack Syrian identification.<p>Last December, the Palestinian refugee neighborhood of Yarmouk in Damascus was hit by a series of deadly pro-regime airstrikes. In addition to killing 25 civilians, the attack …

Happy International Women’s Day! Women and girls are the majority of refugees, IDPs and stateless. Share this post, if you agree: "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women" A photo set: ©UNHCR / F. Noy

No one would blame you if you have a hard time imagining one million refugees. Behind this number are countless stories of loss and grief, and also survival and humanity. This link will take you to an infographic that begins to break it down:

Syrian trader Noordin Ibrahim is one of many small-business owners in Za'atri refugee camp. But his perfume stall is more than just a business. Ibrahim is selling the essence of romance. It's a small step towards building a community rooted in hope. "I needed to live and I need to work," he says with a smile. "I also needed to change the smell of this place." Take the time to read his story, and share it if you like: ©UNHCR/ G. Beals

The Central African Republic (CAR) doesn't often make the headlines, but renewed fighting is causing immense suffering for 1.5 million people in the impoverished country. The violence is also making it very difficult for aid workers to reach people in dire need of assistance. Join us in raising awareness for the humanitarian crisis in CAR by sharing this post! Find out more: & Photo credit: Marielle Van Uitert/Cordaid

Over 3.6 million people are displaced inside Syria. And while we have delivered over a million relief items, it’s not enough. Please give our convoys safe passage. We’re just interested in delivering humanitarian aid to civilians.