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Texas Threatens To Sue Aid Groups That Help Syrian Refugees

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

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Beyond Your Bubble: Up Close With the Refugee Crisis

Frank Giustra | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

I suppose that accepting the truth may reveal that perhaps we are a little selfish and maybe that's not something we truly wish to know about ourselves. Lack of empathy for fellow human beings, is not only because they are far away, but it is because of how we inform ourselves.

Why We Need A Sustainable Development Goal for Forced Human Displacement

Sharon Waxman | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Sharon Waxman

Refugees seeking safety in Europe have captured the world's attention, and appropriately so. The images of families crossing the Mediterranean on rafts are truly horrifying.

Summer Academy Prepares Refugee Youth For NYC Education

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- Boarding school in Kathmandu and public school in New York City are thousands of miles apart in more ways than one. "The system ho...

The Global Search for Education: A Global Education for All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In an inter-connected global world, every child should have the opportunity for a high quality international education. Current and future generations will be better prepared if they are "world citizens" that are able to study, live and work internationally.

Think Today's Refugee Crisis Is Bad? Climate Change Will Make It a Lot Worse

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

The current mess is likely only a harbinger of things to come if industrialized nations don't dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Drought and desertification already ruin thousands of square miles of productive land annually, while rising sea levels could eventually force tens if not hundreds of millions of people from their coastal homes.

Sexual Violence in South Sudan -- A Tactic of War

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

The women and children of South Sudan, are amongst the most vulnerable. The protracted emergencies and complete absence of social services is destroying the human capital base and potential of the youngest country in the world.

Aid Group Pressures U.S. To Resettle 65,000 Syrian Refugees By End Of Next Year

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — An international aid group on Thursday called on the United States to resettle 65,000 Syrians before the end of 2016, highlighting Was...

Jencarlos Canela Is About To Make New Year's Eve History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.29.2014 | Latino Voices

The sixty-second countdown into the new year from Times Square is echoed annually around the world, and this year Jencarlos Canela will make history a...

Spanish Ebola Doctor: 'With The Money From Corruption, We Could End Ebola'

HuffPost Spain | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

When a health professional removes his Ebola suit in Bo, Sierra Leone -- a country where the virus is still spreading at full speed -- he has a choice...

KeenON: A Conversation with International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband

Techonomy | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology

Techonomy is proud to present KeenON, a series of interviews by techonologist and author Andrew Keen that explores the intersection of tech, busine...

Sophia Jones

'If We're Going To Go Hungry Here, We Might As Well Be Hungry In Our Own Homes' | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- For millions of Syrians, a simple food voucher distributed by the United Nations' World Food Program is the only thing ensuring they won...

An Aid Worker's Account: 'If We Take Care, We Will Win This Battle'

Peter Biro | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Peter Biro

In a culture where intimacy and closeness is expressed in public -- a hug, a kiss on the cheek, holding hands -- no one touches anyone anymore. Fear of contracting Ebola has made any kind of personal contact off limits.

ISIS Has Displaced More Than 1.8 Million Iraqis. Here's How You Can Help Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

The Islamic State militant group has upended life for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis affected by the group's expanding influence in the region. En...

Prostitution On The Rise Among Desperate Syrian Women Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact

TEL EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese ...

The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

Displaced Women & Children Carry the Heaviest Burden: We Have a Duty to Support Them with the Right Protection & Services

Sarah Costa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

Twenty-five years ago, a small group of women traveled from the United States to Hong Kong to bear witness to atrocities occurring in "closed camps" that were holding refugees who had fled Vietnam.

Open the Door for Syrian Refugees

Sharon Waxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

Financial assistance is not the only way to help. Three years into the crisis, resettlement of vulnerable refugees must be a robust and integral part of the humanitarian response.

Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood: Welcoming Refugees in the U.S.

Emily Sernaker | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Emily Sernaker

Courage and determination are inspiring and infectious. Once you hear their stories, you want to help them succeed. You put yourself in their shoes.

Power Will Face 'Harsh Realities' Of The UN

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power faced some tough questions during her first day on the job on...

The Power of Women

Roberta Gately | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Roberta Gately

Whoever the woman was who influenced you the most, remember her, carry her in your heart and pass on the light she shared with you to another.

Women Rising Up in Congo

International Rescue Committee | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
International Rescue Committee

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe women in Congo have always been the backbone of the country. Yet traditionally they have not been granted a voice. Today, though the process may be slow and sporadic, things are changing.

Jolie Meets With Women, Girls In Eastern Congo

AP | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact

GOMA, Congo — Angelina Jolie is meeting with women and girls in eastern Congo, where sexual violence is rampant. Jolie, a special envoy for the...

Red Cross To Get More Syria Aid To Rebel Areas

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas * Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week * Says humanitarian ...

At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

This year, a luncheon hosted by the Women's Refugee Commission focused on the need to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls -- one of the most vulnerable groups within a refugee setting.