UNHCR

Google’s new website explains Syrian refugee crisis with 360 degree photos, satellite imagery, video & more

The charitable arm of Google and the UN have teamed up on a new website aimed at helping people better understand the Syrian refugee crisis through …

Refugees

Google & United Nations Create Important Site On Syrian Refugee Crisis

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Google have created an interactive Searching For Syria site providing an excellent overview …

Refugees

Google partnered w/ UNHCR to create a tour of Syria and its crisis

It has been over six years since the start of the Syrian Crisis, and it doesn’t look like it is going to get any better any time soon. Because of everything happening in the country, many have turned to Google to ask about the crisis, the country, and the refugees. To answer all of these questions …

Refugees

Google and UN launch Searching for Syria to answer 5 most common questions about the civil war

Google and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have combined their data and technological smarts for a new initiative designed to answer the most common questions about the Syrian Civil War.<p>Now into its seventh year, the Syrian Civil War has resulted in at least 470,000 …

Syria

Google and the UN answer Syria queries with a poignant website

Most Syrian refugees are just families with children thrown into turmoil by an unwanted war, so it's a cruel twist that the US and other nations have slammed the door on them. To help folks better understand their plight, Google has teamed with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on a new website that …

Refugees

CHR:  PH to suffer repercussions if it ignores UNHCR on drug slays

MANILA -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has warned of "repercussions" to the country's international relations if the government does not …

United Nations

Clashes erupt in Istanbul between Turks and migrants whose lives remain on hold

Turkish authorities on May 16 detained more than 300 undocumented migrantsin Istanbul’s Sultanciftiligi neighborhood — mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan — after Turkish nationals and migrants clashed, resulting inthe death of a Turkish man allegedly killed by an Afghan migrant.<p>It’s the …

Refugees

UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian …

Refugees

Angelina Jolie’s lavish new estate matches her over-the-top life

It looks like it was moving day for Angelina Jolie, with trucks spotted Thursday outside the grand Los Angeles mansion she purchased last month as a …

Angelina Jolie

The Mediterranean's unlikely surf destination: Lebanon

<b>(CNN) —</b> Off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon lies a seaside town that locals call the "7-kilometer playground."<p>Known for its sandy beaches, the ancient beach town Jiyeh is a rarity along the country's long, rocky coastline.<p>There, you'll find a tight-knit surfing community.<p>While Lebanon may not be …

Refugees

UN appeals for help for ‘Children on the Run’ from Central America

With the number of unaccompanied and separated children fleeing gang violence in Central America doubling every year since 2011, the United Nations …

Refugees

As war grinds on in Yemen, Somali refugees eye return

Facing danger and growing hardship in Yemen, some 30,600 Somalis have reportedly returned home since war broke out in 2015.

Refugees

Extraordinary man builds 25 plastic bottle homes for refugees in Algeria

A Sahrawi refugee in Algeria is rebuilding lives – literally. Born and raised in the refugee camp, 27-year-old Tateh Lehbib Breica is constructing …

Lifestyle

Giant Hands Rise From Venice Canal, Sends Alarming Message of Sea Level Rise

A vital message has risen up from the Grand Canal in Venice. Two, 5,000 pound hands appear to be gripping the walls of the historic Ca' Sagredo Hotel …

Climate Change

“We Had To Drink Toilet Water” Former Rohingya Refugee Reveals The Inhumane Condition In M’sian Detention Centre

Details<p>Pic: Aizuddin Saad / Shutterstock<p>Malaysians, did it ever cross your mind that the living condition of refugees in our homeland is beyond …

Refugees

This Refugee Camp Is The First In The World To Be Powered Entirely By Solar Energy

Azraq's population has had little to no access to electricity since 2014.<p>A group of about 20,000 Syrian refugees living outdoors have access to electricity as of Wednesday thanks to a newly constructed solar plant in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. It’s the first and only fully solar-powered …

Refugees

365 Days of Charity and Compassion - USA for UNHCR

<b>In the next 60 seconds, 24 people will be forced to flee and leave everything behind</b> — their loved ones, their livelihoods and their possessions. …

Refugees

The Contentious History of the Passport

The concept of a worldwide passport standard is relatively new, created in the aftermath of the First World War.<p>In black and white photos and crackly films shot through with static, a classic image of the United States at the turn of the last century emerges: a near constant rush of immigrants, …

History

'We're going to die here': Syrian asylum seekers stranded on Moroccan border

Human Rights Watch and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have been monitoring the movements of up to 55 people who said they …

Refugees

Sweden is testing asylum seekers who converted to Christianity based on their knowledge of the bible

Sweden’s Asylum Agency has been criticised for testing converted Christian asylum seekers about their knowledge of the religion.<p>Along with technical …

Refugees

Surviving Migrants Arriving in Italy Report Number of People Lost

<b>Rome:</b> A total of around 20 migrants are feared to have died trying to cross the Mediterranean on Saturday, the United Nations High Commissioner for …

Migration

After packed boats take on water, 20 feared dead in Mediterranean

Rescuers save 500 men, women and children after four rubber boats founder in choppy waters between Libya and Italy in latest sea tragedy.

Refugees

Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

President Trump's administration has made repeated claims that its proposed immigration bans are meant to stop the flow of refugees across US borders.<p>But what does that flow actually look like compared to the rest of the world?<p>Global security expert and research director at the think tank Igarapé …

Refugees

“I hope that the awareness and goodwill of the public towards refugees across the world remains strong” - USA for UNHCR

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini recently traveled to Uganda to support the UN Refugee Agency’s emergency response to the South Sudan crisis.<p>…

Refugees

IKEA's Award Winning Flat Pack Shelter To Be Redesigned

Better Shelter, the award-winning refugee shelter design concept created as a partnership between the not-for-profit IKEA Foundation and the United …

Refugees

Church cautious on charges that migrant care has become a racket

ROME – Catholic leaders are taking a cautious approach after a recent viral video suggested that migrant relief in the Mediterranean is becoming a …

Refugees

'Most important for me is to continue to write': refugee author Ramy Al-Asheq | Books | DW | 10.05.2017

In 2011, author Ramy Al-Asheq was forced to flee Damascus after writing about the Syrian revolution. Today, as a refugee in Germany, the "Weiter …

Refugees

High-Profile Debut Novels: Four Distinctive and Newsworthy Works

Brassingthwaighte, Ian. Live from Cairo. Scribner. Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781501146879. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501146893. F <br>When Iraqi American Hana …

Books

Help south Sudanese refugee children avoid a double catastrophe

<b>You can shelter refugee children like one-year old Brenda from the misery of the rainy season</b><p>They have been through enough already. Forced to leave …

Refugees

Australia’s Immoral Preference for Christian Refugees - ASHARQ AL

SYDNEY, Australia — Like many Western countries, Australia has agreed to resettle refugees from the wars in Syria and Iraq. Unlike other countries, …

Refugees