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Refugee Crisis

Would Anyone Save Us?

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Yolanda Rondon

Refugees are people just like us, students, doctors, artists, business owners, entrepreneurs and teachers. Now what would you do, if overnight you, an American, became a refugee due to war?

Pope Francis Invites Refugees Onto Vatican Stage

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis gave a group of refugees more VIP treatment than even the VIP's normally get by inviting them up onto the podium with him during his week...

'The Jungle': Stories From A Transient Refugee Settlement

Gillian Zinser | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Gillian Zinser

'The Jungle' is the infamous nickname given to the transient refugee settlement in Calais, France. This makeshift slum-labyrinth is one of the biggest migrant camps in Europe and has been 'home' to an estimated 6,000 people from all over the Middle East and Northern Africa who have fled their war-torn countries and hope to make it to the UK and apply for asylum there.

Alicia Keys' New Short Film Offers A Fresh Perspective On The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Mental Health Crisis Of Refugees And The Volunteers Serving Them

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Shoshanna Howard

When I planned my trip to Greece to volunteer with refugees, I anticipated distributing 2,000 menstrual pads (read about that here), and the rest was ...

A Crisis Of Leadership

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Where is Winston Churchill when you need him? Or today's leaders like him? Someone who not only has the courage to make the right decisions but who c...

Photos Highlight Moments Of Joy And Resilience As Global Displacement Hits Record High

HuffPost Greece | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

A staggering 65.3 million people are currently displaced worldwide, the U.N. refugee agency reported Monday. Three countries -- Syria, Afghanistan and...

The right to health for everyone, no matter where people live or travel

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to pause and reflect on what are some of the most pressing and basic issues that refugees and displaced people fac...

5 Ways To Help Refugee Moms

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact

Refugees and migrants everywhere face trying conditions, but mothers and children in particular are up against uniquely challenging odds. This year, ...

The America We Believe In

Laurie Jones | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Laurie Jones

As we mark World Refugee Day on June 20th, the United States will have taken in less than 1 percent of the total number of refugees coming from Syria -- a country from which half the population has fled in fear for their lives.

U.S. Likely Won't Deliver On Promise To Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

World Refugee Day, created by the United Nations, was established to draw attention to those who have been forcibly displaced by war or instability. "...

Record 65.3 Million People Were Displaced Last Year

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 06.20.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xeno...

On World Refugee Day: Seven Ways You Can Help (VIDEO)

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

More than 65 million people are displaced globally; here's what you can do about this global crisis. On World Refugee Day, consider this statistic: R...

Calgary Church Hosts Interfaith Ramadan Event To Make Syrian Refugees Feel At Home

HuffPost Arabi | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

Muslim refugees starting new lives in Calgary, Canada, got a taste of the community spirit that marks the holy month of Ramadan when they attended an ...

MSF Is Refusing All EU Funding In Protest At Turkey Migrant Deal

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontières said it will reject all funding from the European Union and its member states in pro...

New Process Seeks To Speed Up Relocation, Family Unification For Refugees Stranded In Greece

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The country launched a new pre-registration process for asylum-seekers on June 8th. The beleaguered Mediterranean country has high h...

A Syrian call to Europe for help

Hind Kabawat | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Hind Kabawat

Last month, along with my colleagues in the Syrian opposition, we made an official visit to Rome for a series of high profile meetings with the Italia...

Powerful Images Show Fathers Caring For Their Children On The Refugee Trail

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.14.2016 | World

Some of the dads who deserve particular recognition this Father's Day are those who day in and day out risk their own lives to protect their children ...

Italy's Coast Guard Says It Rescued Over 3,000 Migrants In Past 3 Days

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.13.2016 | World

MILAN, June 11 (Reuters) - Italy's coast guard said on Saturday it had picked up at sea 1,348 migrants in 11 rescue operations between Sicily and Nort...

This Giant Chessboard Is Made Of Refugees And Migrants' Life Jackets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Good News

Talk about being strategic. Students, staff and volunteers at University of the Aegean on the Greek island of Lesbos have taken the boats and life jac...

How The EU Is Trying To Stop Africans Boarding Boats To Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.09.2016 | World

The European Union this week outlined its latest policy plans to stem the flow of migrants and refugees taking deadly sea voyages to Europe. Europe wi...

Refugees Seeking U.K. Asylum May Be Thwarted By Religious Bias

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion

Roughly 77 percent of the world's population lives under conditions of strict religious restrictions and hostilities, according to Pew Forum. But as w...

Where Should We Put Them? The Tricky Art of Resettling Refugees

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu photo A few months ago one of my big-hearted friends confided to me, "I really want to bring a Syrian family here"--here being ...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Have Been Enslaved In This African Dictatorship

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.08.2016 | World

A U.N. human rights inquiry on Wednesday released a chilling report on the plight of Eritreans trapped inside the repressive African nation, as record...

Finding Our Humanity in the Refugee Crisis: A Call to Action

Suzie Abdou | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Suzie Abdou

This critical issue is not one of race, nationality, religion or politics but of humanity. It is a call to step out of our comfort zones, to look past our first world problems and to use our first world privilege to serve our fellow brothers and sisters.