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The 5 Things Smart+Wise Cities Do Differently About Their Slums

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

They bring their slum citizens along with them into the 21st century so they don't risk being dragged back collectively into the last century. They do it because it's the right thing to do and because they are protecting the future of everyone in the city.

Meet the Doctors Building an Innovative, Holistic Bridge to Healthy Living

NationSwell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact

What if you were able to cure a disease before someone even caught it? Now imagine doing that on a larger scale -- for an entire community of people ...

Mexico Matters: Pope Francis's Most Important National Tour

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for a meeting with religious for the conclusion of the Year of Consecrated Life at Paul VI audience hall...

Denmark's Harsh New Immigration Law Will End Badly for Everyone

Rasmus Alenius Boserup | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Rasmus Alenius Boserup

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- During the cartoon crisis of 2006, an association with European xenophobia and Islamophobia had grave consequences for Denmark's international diplomacy and its exposure to international terrorism. Now, its new migrant law threatens to do the same.

Europe's New Ghetto

Katia Vlachos | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Katia Vlachos

This is not about Greece's inability to enforce the unenforceable. This is about nations in panic, choosing the easier, every-country-for-itself-and-Greece-as-the-scapegoat approach, rather than a coordinated response to the biggest crisis in their Union's history.

Why Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Merkel Are Wrong About Compassion

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Christina Patterson

In the months since Merkel's welcome, barbed wire fences have gone up across Europe. More men, women and children have climbed into boats. It took a photo of a dead toddler to trigger a wave of what you could call compassion. The trouble is that compassion isn't the same as a policy. And there doesn't seem to be all that much doubt that the policy has failed.

These Photos Show Another Face Of The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

Images of refugees making the dangerous journey to Europe have filled news pages in recent months. Often, these images are heart-breaking -- showing...

Migrant Workers Reading Mean Comments In A Powerful Video

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

A powerful video of migrants to Singapore reading out local residents' comments about them shows how much words matter. Familiar Strangers, a ...

No, Sexism Isn't an Arab ‘Cultural Practice'

Alex Shams | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Alex Shams

The fact that so many commentators are focusing on a supposedly cultural dimension to the Cologne violence highlights the growing fear that the moral outrage is guided more by racism against refugees than concern for women.

Lesbos Volunteers Refashion Discarded Life Jackets Into Mattresses

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

The mountain of discarded life jackets on the Greek island of Lesbos is now being put to another vital use -- keeping migrants and refugees warm. Vol...

British Prime Minister Slammed Over Remarks About Muslim Women

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.18.2016 | World

British Prime Minister David Cameron caused an outcry on Monday for appearing to single out Muslims in a new policy that could break up migrant famil...

Bizarre Contract Dispute Putting Thousands Of Migrant Children At Risk

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of unaccompanied minors who came across the U.S. border as part of the migrant crisis are at risk of being deported without d...

Is Sweden Training Migrants To Be Snipers?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Lev Raphael

Almost every day on Facebook there's some rumor or bizarre "news story" passed on by dozens or hundreds of people and outrage takes over. This mornin...

Cologne Sexual Assaults: A Wakeup Call to Europe

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

Cologne's mayor, Henriette Reker, has been lambasted this week for her "keep an arm's length" advice to German women, in the wake of New Year's appare...

Greek Prosecutor Charges NGO Workers Over Refugees Rescue Bid

AP | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.16.2016 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A prosecutor on the Greek island of Lesbos has brought criminal charges against five members of international charities f...

The Potential of Migrants

Simone Cipriani | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Simone Cipriani

A migrant who works is a burden removed from state budgets, and one who develops a new business linked to his/her home country promotes a more stable society for the African continent.

Germans Shaken By Mass Attacks On Women In Cologne At New Year

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.06.2016 | World

BERLIN, Jan 5 (Reuters) - About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at New Year celebrations outside Cologne's cathe...

The Voice of Lubana: Syrians' Wishes for 2016

Georges Ugeux | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

Everyone is celebrating; it is time for family and friends, going back to sweet memories, or setting up plans for next year. For Syrians, during the last few years, things have been quite different. Actually, this time of the year is nearly the worst to go through.

Sweden And Denmark Tighten Up Borders Amid Refugee Crisis

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2016 | World

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Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.26.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.

More Than 1 Million Migrants And Refugees Enter Europe In 2015

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.23.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) — More than 1 million refugees and "irregular migrants" have entered Europe in this record-breaking year, the International ...

Fund Launch for Kids in Greece Characterized by Ancient Hellenic Ideals

Jim Luce | Posted 12.21.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.

"I'm going back to Syria!" by Mohamed Salih Abubakr from Sudan

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

No, the war is not over. ISIS is not defeated, Assad didn't step down, and all the dozens of terrorists groups are still destroying Syria. Which is wh...

International Migrants Day -- Addressing the Growing Health Crisis

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

There are currently almost 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world. This is the most at any time since World War II -- a devastating reminder on International Migrants Day.

Tribunal Finds Mexico and US Jointly Responsible for Human Rights Crisis Linked to Drug War

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

An international jury of independent human rights experts and advocates has found Mexico, the US and key countries of origin of migrants in transit jointly responsible for widespread human rights violations in Mexico, based on hearings held at New York University in September 2015.