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Refugee Crisis

Deaths Of More Than 800 In Migrant Boat Is The Worst Ever In Mediterranean, UN Says

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europ...

UN Seeks $8.4 Billion To Help Syria Refugees

AP | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations is seeking more than $8.4 billion for next year to help nearly 18 million people affected by the war in Syria. The...

The UN Says $16.4 Billion Is Needed To Aid The World's Most Vulnerable

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion to pay for global humanitarian needs in 2015, saying it needs that money to help ...

Over 200 Migrants Rescued Off Cyprus' North Coast

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | World

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours i...

Troubling Report Finds Children Are Getting Killed Once They're Deported From U.S.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.20.2014 | Latino Voices

As a debate continues to rage in the United States over whether to treat the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border as refugees or to summarily ...

Roque Planas

'It's Really Difficult Being Undocumented In This Country, Trying To Do Good' | Roque Planas | Posted 07.30.2014 | Latino Voices

The child migrant crisis on the border has pushed many in the U.S. to consider the complex history that has led to this point. Alex Sánchez's life st...

Carolina Moreno

Latino Civil Rights Leader Has A Harsh Warning For Republicans | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino advocacy group, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees...

For First Time Since WWII There Are More Than 50 Million Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID and JOSEPH KRAUSS | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

TAZA KHORMATO, Iraq (AP) — In a battered car loaded with blankets and clothes, Hassan Abbas and his mother left a dusty town in northern Iraq, fleei...

Ethnic Impasse: A Problem of the Past

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

The present government needs to realize that Pakistan should not repeat the events of 1971 when Bangladesh, formerly known as East Pakistan, separated from its Western part. In order to prevent history from repeating itself, serious consideration should be given towards equal rights for all classes and groups.

Meet Dania: One Of Syria's 'Mangled' Children

HuffPost Live | Erin McDonough | Posted 12.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Since the war in Syria began in 2011, more than two million refugees have fled the country, seeking refuge in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. Kevin...

Dominique Mosbergen

1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

One million children have already been forced to flee Syria since the start of the country's civil war, according to a joint statement issued by the U...

Jessica Prois

PHOTOS: Refugees Reveal 'Most Important Thing' They Took Before Fleeing | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

When Mariam Diallo fled her home in Mali after Islamists threatened her for not wearing a full head scarf, she decided to grab her favorite pair of in...

MAP: Number Of Internally Displaced Spiked In 2012

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

A record number of people were internally displaced by war, violence, and political oppression in 2012, according to a new report by the Internal Disp...

U.N.: 4.3 Million Fled Their Homes Last Year

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Crises in Libya, Sudan, Somalia and elsewhere prompted 800,000 people to flee their countries last year, the highest number in 11 year...

Iraq Refugees Look to President's Lincoln and Obama

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Carlos Montalván

Why is there still no US-formulated "international strategic plan" to deal with the world's largest refugee crisis caused when our nation invaded Iraq over 6 years ago? On World Refugee Day, we can do better.

Pakistan's Refugees Burden Its Major Cities | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan is experiencing its worst refugee crisis since partition from India in 1947, and while the world may be familiar with the tent camps that hav...

Pakistan Refugees Number In The Hundreds Of Thousands

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARDAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's army vowed Friday to eliminate militants from a northwestern valley but warned that its under-equipped troops face...