Refugees

Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war

MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) — After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the child was a spark of …

Africa

Israeli bombs from the view of a Gaza ambulance crew

Gruff and skeptical, Abu Marzouq clearly does not want to be filmed. The ambulance driver is the reluctant protagonist of the first feature-length …

Nebraska Democrats include voter registration form in ‘welcome baskets’ for refugees

The Nebraska Democratic Party has no problem with refugees being settled in their state. In fact, they’re so excited about refugees coming to the Cornhusker State that they’re giving each refugee their own “welcoming basket.”<p>According to the Conservative Review, the welcome baskets include …

Conservative POV

Families fleeing Mosul warzone drugging children to avoid execution by Isis aid agencies say

Iraqi government forces are currently battling the Islamist militants in west Mosul.<p>Fear of execution by Isis is forcing parents fleeing the warzones …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Somali refugees return home amid new leadership

Hundreds of refugees are leaving for Somalia almost every day. Ever since voluntary repatriation started in 2014, more than 50,000 people have returned.<p>Hundreds of refugees are leaving for Somalia almost every day.<p>Ever since voluntary repatriation started in 2014, more than 50,000 people have …

World News

From The ‘Nation Of Poets’ To Trump’s America, One Somali-Born Writer Is Giving Refugees A Voice

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Boyah J. Farah, a nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in Salon and The Guardian.<p>Farah was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. in 1993 as a refugee.<p>Somalia is one of six countries facing …

World News

Vancouver’s Peacegeeks in running for Google prize with refugee app

A Vancouver-based non-profit is vying for the top spot in Google Canada’s Impact Challenge, with an eye to use the prize money to improve the lives …

World News

Will Canada's #WelcomeRefugees policy be a success?

A four-year study is beginning in Canada to assess the successes and failures under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's policy to welcome refugees from …

Canada

They Adopted Refugee Families for 12 Months. Then Came ‘Month 13.’

TORONTO — One year after Canada embraced Syrian refugees like no other country, a reckoning was underway.<p>Ordinary Canadians had essentially adopted thousands of Syrian families, donating a year of their time and money to guide them into new lives just as many other countries shunned them. Some …

World News

From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all

You may think that a smuggler in the Tunisian desert has nothing to do with your trip to the supermarket. You’re wrong<p>As I talk to him, Ahmed pulls his chair into his store to escape the hot Tunisian sun. He is a retired teacher – the years of screaming children can be counted in the rings framing …

World News

Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died and a further four were missing after a boat sank in the Aegean.<p>Video footage on the DHA outlet in Turkey showed half a dozen …

Trauma

UK Churches Seeing a Surge in Muslim Refugee Conversions

Churches in Europe are experiencing a steep growth in membership -- but not from native Europeans. New converts from Islam are reviving Christian …

Religion

British volunteer arrested for giving food to refugees

A British man is among a group of volunteers arrested for giving food to refugees sleeping rough in Italy amid a crackdown on migrants attempting to …

World News

Why resettling refugees in America is the safest option

President Trump's revised immigration executive order shut down the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program for 120 days, a step of caution he and others …

World News

Thousands mourn slain Palestinian teen in Ramallah's al-Jalazun refugee camp

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Thousands of Palestinians marched through the al-Jalazun refugee camp on Friday in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, …

Five children among 11 Syrians killed as boat sinks off Turkey: DHA

| ANKARA<p>Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the Dogan news agency said, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.<p>Television footage showed rescue workers …

Turkey

Amsterdam invests €2 million into homes for refugees

The city of Amsterdam is investing 2 million euros in housing for refugees - asylum seekers who were granted residency permits in the Netherlands. …

Housing

By not taking refugees, the U.S. may make them more dangerous

The Trump administration’s executive orders on immigration have targeted refugees as a particular threat to national security, despite a lack of evidence that this is the case. To the contrary, American and European unwillingness to resettle refugees away from the Middle East could present a much …

World News

'All I brought with me': Syrian refugees show their possessions – in pictures

When they fled their homes at the start of the conflict, these Syrian families thought they would return within days. Six years on, still in Lebanon and Jordan – and with no chance of return – they show what they brought with them<p>All photographs by Andrew McConnell/British Red Cross

World News

This Spanish Lifeguard Founded A Group That Has Saved Thousands of Refugees

When Spanish lifeguard Oscar Camps traveled to the Greek Island of Lesbos to help rescue migrants from drowning in September 2015, he was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the crisis—hundreds of men, women and children desperately throwing themselves onto barely seaworthy boats to escape from Turkey …

World News

Syrian refugee tent finds life as dress with a past

<b>DUBAI</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> Once home to a family of Syrian refugees, a UN tent has found a new life as a dress still bearing the marks and stains of its …

World News

Return home voluntarily, Presidential aide advises Nigerians facing deportation risk

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa , the Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has urged all Nigerian irregular migrants facing …

Immigration

IS gunmen target civilians fleeing Mosul by night

| MOSUL, Iraq<p>Islamic State gunmen are opening fire on men, women and children as they try to flee Mosul under cover of darkness, civilians who escaped the besieged Iraqi city said on Friday.<p>Hungry and exhausted, thousands sloshed through the mud, past wrecked buildings and shattered pavements, to …

Mosul

Austria is paying refugees to leave

Austria has said it will double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return to their home countries as part of a plan to speed up the …

Austria

Syrian refugee children win robot-making competition in Lebanon

Of the 10 teams that won a national robot-making contest, three comprise Syrian children who have fled war and devastation. The prize is a trip to the US to enter into an international competition.Of the 10 teams that won a national robot-making contest, three comprise Syrian children who have fled …

World News

WATCH: Hope Solo requests support for the education of refugees

Hope Solo is making the best of her time away from soccer these days. The longtime, decorated U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper is attempting to …

Soccer

Court: Netherlands doesn't have to accelerate asylum seeker intake from overcrowded Greek camps

For now the Netherlands does not have to take in asylum seekers from overcrowded asylum camps in Greece at an accelerated pace, the court in The …

World News

UN fears for up to 250 refugees off Libya

Up to 250 refugees are feared drowned off the Libyan coast, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees says.<p>On Twitter, UNHCR Italia spokeswoman …

World News

Refugee boat capsizes off Turkey, 12 killed

There were five children among those killed after the inflatable dinghy sank on Friday.

World News

How mobile technology is empowering displaced youth learners

Roland says that while refugee learners face numerous obstacles, they also carry the potential to transform educational practices. “A normal citizen …

Education