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Refugee Aid

Far From Enough: the U.S. and EU Donated Less Than $5 per Capita to Syrians Last Year

Jan Egeland | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jan Egeland

OSLO, Norway -- Governments closing their borders to Syrian refugees often claim they help Syrians best "in their own region." But it is a myth that they provide Syrian war victims with significant aid. It may be a surprise to many that the assistance to the Syrian crisis has been so halfhearted and halfway compared to the magnitude of the needs.

The Response Paris Deserves: a Marshall Plan for Refugees in the Mideast

Jan Egeland | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Jan Egeland

AMMAN, Jordan -- Denying refugees protection violates international law and offers what ISIS aims to achieve: borders between people, coexistence denied. The proper response to violence, terror and suffering is not to withdraw, but to extend. Instead of denying human rights and closing borders to refugees, which ISIS would love to see, we should find new ways to protect rights and help the displaced.

Crowdfunding Sites Can Be A 'Mixed Blessing' For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

As millions of Syrians seek refuge in neighboring Middle Eastern countries and Europe, money is flowing over the Internet to help them. Crowdfunding p...

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.

GOP Senator Blocking Funds For Elderly And Disabled Refugees

politico.com | SCOTT WONG | 10/4/11 3:21 PM EDT | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul is blocking a bill that Senate leaders tried to pass by a voice vote Monday, delaying $36 million in benefits for elderly and ...