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How a Dirty Underpass in a Hungary Railway Station Became a Little Isle of Humanity

Krisztina Danka, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Krisztina Danka, Ph.D.

When I lay down in my comfortable apartment in Budapest, Hungary, all I could see in my mind are images of babies and little children lying on the dirty floor of Budapest's railway stations, or a damp field near the border waiting for their transfer to a new, safer and better life.

The Negative Narrative on Refugees Is Changing - But Not Swiftly Enough

Michael Møller | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

As the refugee influx continues unabated, it is gratifying to see that our humanity is finally showing signs of life. Our leaders are at last heeding what their voters are telling them and starting to question the pandering to anti-immigration voices.

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 ...

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

Lost At Sea And Texting For Help

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

 When the sun rose, Mohamed, a lanky 27-year-old sitting in a dinghy on the Mediterranean Sea, saw the awful truth. All around him, waves swung i...

Are the PISA Data for Shanghai Flawed?

Jaap Dronkers | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Jaap Dronkers

Cross-national comparison of educational performance has become an important building block for national educational policies (Martens, Rusconi, & Leuze, 2007; Meyer & Benevot, 2013).

Lost At Sea And Texting For Help

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

When the sun rose, Mohamed, a lanky 27-year-old sitting in a dinghy on the Mediterranean Sea, saw the awful truth. All around him, waves swung in sick...

What World Leaders Said At The U.N. About The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

As 169 world leaders poured into New York City for the United Nations' 70th General Assembly, the migrant and refugee crisis was at the forefront of m...

This Inflatable Tube Can Save Migrants And Refugees In The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.30.2015 | 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 ...

Refugee Crisis on Leros -- Report From the Ground

Judith Ansara | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Judith Ansara

After a 4-day "layover" on the island of Farmakonisi with no food, water or shelter, hundreds of hungry, sea-ravaged men, women, and children arrive by the boatloads here on Leros.

A Refugee Camp In Brussels: A Portrait Of European Dystopia

Miguel Urban | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
Miguel Urban

This is a refugee camp surrounded by luxurious financial and ministerial buildings: I can't think of a better image to portray the dystopia that the European dream is becoming.

What the Migrant Crisis Means for the Schengen Zone

Remy Raisner | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Remy Raisner

Just like the Greek crisis called the existence of the euro into question earlier on this year, this crisis threatens to undermine another pillar of the European Union: the Schengen zone. It is a passport-free, 26-countries area where border control is not allowed.

The European Union Should Levy a Financial Transaction Tax to Fund a "Marshall Plan" for Refugees

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 09.27.2015 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Considering that we are faced with a situation which is totally unprecedented since the Second World War, We call on the states of the European Union to come to an agreement and take action. An adequate response is urgent if we want to prevent a dangerous rise in racism and xenophobia.

Syrian Refugees Celebrate Eid Al-Adha Far Away From Home

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

Muslims around the world started celebrating Eid al-Adha, known as the Feast of Sacrifice, on Thursday. Eid al-Adha, which commemorates Prophet Abraha...

Migrant Trail Ends Where It Begins

Ben Barber | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Ben Barber

If the migrants seek a life with respect and dignity, as they tell reporters, it cannot be founded on the backs of a human wave of misery.

Dousing the Flames of Immigration Rhetoric with Facts

Michael Dear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

The facts about migration from and via Mexico are well known. Yet too many presidential hopefuls seem more intent on securing their electoral base, employing an inflammatory rhetoric vilifying Mexicans, urging billions of dollars for yet more walls, and vying to trump one another's "tougher-than-thou" posture.

Plan To Take In More Refugees Faces Opposition In Congress

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

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Facebook Group Helps Migrants, Refugees Cut Through Red Tape, Enter Camps

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

Hungarian officials erected a wire fence along the southern border to keep out migrants and refugees, last week, but over 7,000 Hungarian c...

Five-Year-Old Girl Found Dead After Refugee Boat Sinks Off Greek Coast

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

LESBOS, Greece, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A girl believed to be five years died on Saturday and 13 other migrants were feared lost overboard after...

Europe's Refugee Crisis: The Last Time 'Round It Was Much, Much Worse

The Conversation US | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
The Conversation US

If the continent's leaders are not to bring about political changes that may have destructive consequences for the rights-based framework upon which the postwar European project has been built, it seems clear that they will have to demonstrate their ability to address the problem of forced migration at its source.

Satellite Images Show The Dramatic Impact Of Hungary's Border Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

New satellite images obtained by Amnesty International show the dramatic impact of Hungary's decision to close its borders as thousands...

Refugees Stranded On Edge Of Europe After Hungary Slams Border Shut

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

The main gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants was slammed shut on Tuesday when Hungary sealed its southern border. Hu...

Migrants Often Sentenced To Life Separated from Loved Ones

Shawna Bader-Blau | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Shawna Bader-Blau

Inequality ensures that the children of the working poor follow in their parents' footsteps. And inequality forces women and men to leave their families and seek work in places where their legal remedies are few and threats to their health, safety and, sometimes, freedom can be many.

Ensuring That Migrants Can Migrate Safely

Laura Thompson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Laura Thompson

A major breakthrough in the new development agenda is that migration has been incorporated into mainstream global-development policy, rectifying the omission made 15 years earlier in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Why 10,000 Syrian Refugees Is an Un-American Number

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Lazar

More than seven million Syrians without a home, and of these many of are the most fragile including torture survivors, the ill, and single mothers. Most devastating of all, over half are children, officials say. And thousands have died at sea. Now consider our numbers: 10,000.