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African Refugees

How Far Would You Go to Help a Stranger?

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.10.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Marysue Rucci | Off the Shelf When I received the submission Little Bee by British author Chris Cleave in 2007 and read the first lines--"Most day...

Here's to Happy Endings

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

Here's to home, but still, here's to a world bigger than right on Hereford, left on Boyltson. Here's to Mount Saint James, and the tower bell. Here's to happy endings. We all deserve them.

Israel’s Chilly Reception for African Asylum Seekers

The New York Times | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices

Israel’s policy toward African asylum seekers is to pressure them to self-deport or, as the former interior minister Eli Yishai put it, to “make t...

Syrian Refugees Won't Be Only Ones To Benefit From Higher Resettlement Numbers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. prepares to admit more Syrian refugees, the Obama administration laid out plans on Tuesday to also significantly increase...

This Is the Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII. It's Time for Us to Rethink Our Response

Jan Egeland | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Jan Egeland

We cannot keep returning again and again with emergency aid.

Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."

WATCH: The Amazing Effect Of Meditation On African War Refugees

Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's even more proof that mindfulness really can make a difference -- and in this specific case, among African war refugees. Col. Brian Rees, a ...

WATCH: Refugee Turned Supermodel On First Time She Felt Fear

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact

South-Sudanese supermodel and UN Goodwill Ambassador Alek Wek joined HuffPost Live to share her story of being a refugee on the run to strutting down ...

Refugee Finds His Parents Alive After Seventeen Years

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Justin was only 13 when soldiers descended on his remote village in the Congo. His last most vivid memory of his family was being separated from them as his father yelled for Justin to run and not look back while his neighbors were attacked.

Coptic Christian Asylum Seekers Celebrate Christmas In Bethlehem

Zak Bennett | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Zak Bennett

Even though being denied entrance after their long journey, the Coptic Christians from Eritrea and Ethiopia sang louder, kept smiling and celebrated near to one of the holiest place in their religion.

Somalia to Libya to Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 1

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

With Libya's inevitable collapse, Europe will likely see a tsunami of black refugees sweeping across the Mediterranean. And Malta and Italy will be t...

Modern Exodus: Israel's Other Refugee Conundrum

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Chandler

Before escaping to Israel in 2003, Ephraim lived in a camp with 15,000 other Eritreans. Like a growing number of refugees from Eritrea as well as the ...

Amnesty International: "Much of Gaza was razed to the ground..."

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Destroyed houses, tent camps, clouds of white phosphorous--these were just a few of the images of Gaza included in the video that accompanied Amnesty ...

On the Eve of Passover, Israel Has Forgotten it is a Jewish State

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Israel has lost its moral compass. I'm not talking about Gaza, the Occupation, or 1948. With Pesach in mind, I'm talking about how Israel is treating the strangers in its land.

One of the Most Dangerous Bills Ever Presented

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Yesterday, the Israeli Knesset debated the "Infiltration Prevention Law" which Israeli human rights groups are calling "one of the most dangerous bills ever presented in the Knesset."

EU Plans To Admit More Refugees

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Commission has unveiled plans to allow more refugees from conflict zones and poor nations into European countries....

UN Refugee Officials Accused Of Beatings In Morocco

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Daan Bauwens | Inter Press Service RABAT, Jun 23 (IPS) - More than 300 African refugees are gathered at the gates of the Moroccan United Nations R...

Yemen hosts African refugees despite economic woes, social problems

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Yemen hosts thousands of African refugees fleeing unrest and poverty in their countries every year - with Somalis topping the list - despite its own e...