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Refugees Sew Mouths Shut In European Border Crossing Protest

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.23.2015 | World

A group of refugees stuck at the border between Greece and Macedonia for the past four days have sewn their mouths shut in protest. At least six Iran...

Austria Plans Border Fence With Slovenia To Control Migrant Flow

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

Austria will build a 3.7-km (2.5-mile) fence on either side of its busiest border crossing with Slovenia to help manage the flow of thousands of migr...

EU: 3 Million More Migrants Could Arrive By The End Of 2016

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 11.05.2015 | World

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Greece Relocates First Refugees To Luxembourg

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.19.2015 | World

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We Added The Kardashians To Refugee Photos So People Will Give A S**t

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.27.2015 | Comedy

There's a Syrian refugee crisis, which you may have heard something about. Millions have fled the violence of a Syrian civil war to make the long jour...

Slovenia Warns Of EU Collapse Under Strain Of Refugee Crisis

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

The European Union faces collapse if the bloc cannot agree on a plan to confront the sudden influx of refugees through the Balkans, Slovenia's premie...

EU Leaders Scramble To Slow Refugee Influx

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

European Union leaders will on Sunday consider sending hundreds of guards to its borders with the western Balkans, as well as deploying more ships of...

Woman And Two Children Drown After Refugee Dinghy Hits Rocks

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.25.2015 | World

ATHENS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A woman and two children drowned when an inflatable dinghy carrying 63 migrants hit rocks off the Greek island of Lesbos o...

Sweden's Refugee Welcome Mat Is Fraying

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

A self-proclaimed "humanitarian superpower" where welcoming those fleeing war and oppression is ingrained as part of the national identity, the Nordi...

Here's What It's Really Like To Become A Refugee

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Braving masked "commandos," razor-sharp border fences and baton-wielding riot police, hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing war and misery by ...

Refugees Stranded As Borders Close And Nations Crack Down

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

OPATOVAC, Croatia (AP) -- Thousands of migrants seeking to reach Western Europe were stranded in fog and cold weather in Croatia and Serbia on Sunday...

Merkel Deputy: Refugee Arrivals In Germany Will Top 1 Million In 2015

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.11.2015 | World

BERLIN/MAINZ Oct 11 (Reuters) - More than a million refugees will come to Germany this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy said on Sunday, as a p...

The Untold Story Of One Migrant's Desperate Voyage To Europe

The Guardian | Jade Walker | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

In August the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants were found in an abandoned truck in Austria. In the most complete account to date, we tell the story ...

This Inflatable Tube Can Save Migrants And Refugees In The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

After thousands of migrants and refugees died or went missing in the Mediterranean Sea this year while trying to cross into Europe, a British marine ...

Record 522K Migrants Arrive In Europe By Sea In 2015

USA Today | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

A record 522,124 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by sea this year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. ...

Duolingo Plans To Offer Free German Lessons To Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

An online language learning platform is unveiling a new course that could help Arabic-speaking refugees find jobs in Western Europe. Duolingo, a webs...

FINALLY: EU Puts Together Comprehensive Plan To Deal With Refugee Crisis

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

After months of delay and debate, European Union leaders agreed early Thursday to mount a broader, more comprehensive response to Europe's m...

Refugee Influx May Collide With Oktoberfest In Munich

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

Officials in the Bavarian capital of Munich have been preparing for some time for the arrival of millions of tourists to Oktoberfest, its annual drink...

Here's What The 2016 Candidates Think About The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

As hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Syria seek refuge across Europe, U.S. leadership has begun considering what role it can play in mitigating ...

Immigration Is Good for Economic Growth. If Europe Gets It Right, Refugees Can Be Too.

Jonathan Portes | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Jonathan Portes

LONDON -- Economists tend to see a large influx of refugees not as an obligation or a threat -- but as an opportunity. The U.K.'s recent period of high immigration resulted in a substantial increase in overall employment and hence GDP without any significant negative impacts on the employment prospects of the native-born. With good will and hard work, Europe can prove the pessimists wrong -- and the economists right.

This Poignant Photo Perfectly Sums Up The European Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

Refugees continued to make the grueling journey to Europe this week, even as torrential rain swept Greece, turning the country's northern border with ...

I Am French, The Daughter Of Immigrants, And I Am Ashamed

Rokhaya Diallo | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Rokhaya Diallo

PARIS -- Because I was born in France and am French, I have a passport that allows me to travel almost everywhere in the world without issue. Those members of my own family who were wrongly born on the bad side of the Mediterranean live as if under house arrest by the warlike discourse of politicians more concerned with defending their electoral interests than with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

An Egyptian Billionaire Explains His Plan To Buy An Island For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.12.2015 | World

An Egyptian billionaire provided new details about his plan to buy an island to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and other c...

Thousands More Migrants Stream Into Austria From Hungary

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

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Here Are The European Countries That Want To Refuse Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke harshly on Wednesday about countries that seek to keep out refugees. But his words m...