UNHCR

In Davos, Cate Blanchett jokes about playing Melania Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Actress Cate Blanchett, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, drew laughs when she jokingly speculated about playing First Lady Melania Trump on screen, saying she would not approach such a role from a "Free Melania" point of view.<p>The comment came …

Cate Blanchett

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett discusses plight of refugees at Davos

LONDON: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett spoke about the issues surrounding refugees at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, calling …

Refugees

Turnbull says New Zealand's Manus offer helps people-smuggling trade

Malcolm Turnbull says New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 detainees in off-shore detention on Manus Island has boosted demand for people …

Refugees

Telegraph style book: Uu

über as the prefix to an English noun was funny a decade ago, but is past its sell-by date now.<p>UK: Do not use to mean Great Britain. (See Places and Peoples).<p>Ulrika Jonsson<p>Ulysses<p>UN: Spell out United Nations at first mention in text.<p>UNHCR: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees<p>under way, …

United Nations

Cate Blanchett Calls For Documentary Makers To Shine Light On Refugee Crisis

<i>Carol</i> star Cate Blanchett has said that documentary makers can help shine a light on the issue of the 65M refugees displaced around the …

Celebrity News (India)

Cate Blanchett, However Briefly, Made Davos a Better Place

The U.N.H.C.R. ambassador turned the attention of the gathered globalists to actually pressing matters.<p>On Tuesday, <b>Donald Trump</b> arrived in Davos to brag about his accomplishments at the World Economic Forum, just hours after a government shutdown. Per CNN, the gathered oligarchs and global elites at …

Cate Blanchett

Many Refugees in Greece Are Giving Up on Ever Reaching Western Europe

Crawling on all fours, holding his wife’s hand with one hand and his infant son on his back, Khalid Mohmand inched his way up the side of the steep …

Refugees

Tensions mount in refugee camps in Bangladesh ahead of planned relocation of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar - Firstpost

<b>Gungdum, Bangladesh:</b> Tensions mounted on Sunday at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to …

Refugees

Why Cutting U.S. Funding for Palestinian “Refugees” Is the Right Move

Last week the Trump administration announced that it is withholding some of America’s annual contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), …

Jewish Culture

Belgium, Netherlands to supplement UNRWA funds cut by U.S.

According to UNRWA, the United States provided more than $350 million in aid to the organization in 2017, but has cut around one third of its …

Israel

UNHCR cash-transfer program boosts charity’s reach, University of Toronto team finds

Does it matter how aid reaches needy families? Does it matter if food, housing and warm clothes are given as charity for those who can't buy them or if families receive money and decide how to spend it themselves?<p>These are some of the questions Elizabeth Assefa was trying to answer before …

University of Toronto

Leaving Africa, and Living in Limbo

Andre Twendele played dead through the early morning, until the sun was over the forest canopy and the security forces were far enough away.<p>It was November 2005. He was a law student at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a massive country at the heart of sub-Saharan …

New York City

Inside Kristin Davis' moving visit to refugee camp in Bangladesh

Loading the player...<p><b>In November last year Kristin Davis made a three-day visit to Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. The actress and UNHCR</b> …

Refugees

European Union

Xenophobic populists hostile to human rights shaped politics even when they failed to win at the ballot box, and European governments seemed …

Rights & Freedoms

Anne Frank Movement: Hundreds of Rabbis Promise to Hide African Refugees Facing Deportation in Israel

Hundreds of Israeli rabbis on Tuesday said they are willing to hide upwards of 38,000 African asylum seekers facing deportation in coming months …

Israel

Zimbabwe:Zimbabwean Family Still Stranded At Thailand Airport

(Photo: ztij0/Wikimedia Commons)A Zimbabwean family stuck for months at an airport in Thailand remain stranded there after their plight was revealed …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

U.N. Calls for More Aid for Palestinian Refugees After U.S. Cut

TEL AVIV—The United Nations on Wednesday called on countries to bolster funding to Palestinian refugees, warning of a collapse in health-care and education services, after the White House withheld about half its pledged financial aid to a key institution that supports the displaced people.<p>The U.S. …

Israel

​China's humanitarian contribution to Syria adds to its int'l profile

Syrian Ambassador to China Dr. Imad Moustapha delivers a speech at the First Project Matchmaking Fair for Syria Reconstruction on July 9, 2017. [File …

News (China)

East Africa: Rwanda, Uganda Disown Refugee Deal but Israel Insists One Exists

Flag of Israel.<p>The United Nations is urging Israel to not force out African refugees on its soil after it emerged that Rwanda and Uganda had opted …

Africa

Goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett 'shaken and enriched' by work with refugees

During a visit to UNHCR's headquarters in Geneva, Blanchett says organization provides a vital "moral compass" in times of record displacement.

Refugees

The Dream Diaries

<b>A new UNHCR project, The Dream Diaries, visualizes the dreams of children who have fled their homes and found a better life in Europe.</b><p>Four young …

United Nations

Netanyahu: I will meet with Trump in D.C. in March, possibly before

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington in March, and possibly before.<p>On …

Israel

Cameroonian Refugees Flee to Nigeria Amid Crackdown

Cameroonian Refugees Flee to Nigeria Amid CrackdownThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has said at least 12,000 displaced Cameroonians …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Over 12,000 Cameroonians Taking Refuge in Nigeria - UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said at least, 12,100 displaced Cameroonians are taking refuge in Nigeria.<p>The UNHCR …

Nigeria

UNHCR appeals for more resettlement after 160 reported Mediterranean deaths

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is renewing its appeal to countries for help in saving human lives by offering more resettlement places and other safe …

Refugees

What the Dead Sea Scrolls Mean for the History of Judaism and Christianity

In a discussion with Eve Harow, <b>Lawrence Schiffman</b> describes how he became one of the leading researchers into the Dead Sea Scrolls, what these …

Jewish Culture

Iraq Elections: With ISIS in Rearview, Iran Lies Ahead

<b>Bottom Line:</b> <b>On paper, Iraq’s democratic electoral system promises rare, fair representation in a region where politics is dominated by monarchies and</b> …

Iraq

UN Urges Israel to Find Solutions to Issue of African Migrants

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged Israel on Tuesday to halt plans to forcibly return tens of thousands of migrants to …

Middle East

UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda

11 January 2018 – United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash …

Refugees

It's a new year. But the outlook on some of the world's biggest problems is as dismal as ever

Thousands of people killed or on the run from war. Governments overwhelmed by the pressing needs of ballooning populations. Cities devastated by natural disasters.<p>When it comes to the world’s biggest problems, the outlook for 2018 isn’t any better than recent history. Unfortunately, here’s some of …

Geography