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Celebrate All Of Our Veterans This Independence Day

Matt Zeller | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Matt Zeller

On this Independence Day weekend, as you celebrate our nation's freedom, I ask that you also give thanks for our wartime allies. Many veterans can poi...

'Everyone You See Here Fled'

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Erbil, Iraq--When Iraqi forces pushed to retake Islamic State-held villages west of the Tigris River town of Makhmour in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, the ...

Refugees Are Reclaiming A Sicilian City Emptied By The Mafia

Quartz | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

A kilo of apples, a head of broccoli, a fresh tuna—for the past 1,100 years little has changed in the market of Ballarò, Palermo’s most renowned ...

North Korean Refugee Speaks Out About Being Trafficked And Abused In China

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

When Ji-hyun Park fled North Korea for China, she was forced into marriage, separated from her child and imprisoned in a labor camp. Today, she uses h...

WATCH: This Syrian Refugee Is Now A Star Barber

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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WATCH: This Refugee Hot Dog Vendor Serves Up Life Lessons

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Ramadan 2016 Day Two: Should We Donate to Religion?

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

I want to fall asleep on that carpet As soon as we walked into the Diyanet Mosque we were transported to a different world. Men in kufis and women in...

Congolese Athletes Are Thrilled About Competing In Refugee Olympic Team

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.26.2016 | World

Yolande Mabika was “shaking all over” as she waited for her name to be announced as part of the team of refugees chosen to compete in the 2016 Rio...

Making Sense of Angela Merkel's Refugee Policy

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

Angela Merkel continues to be attacked by xenophobic leaders even within EU for her asylum policy towards refugees from war-torn areas of the Middle East. Contrary to the perception of the critics who misread her policy as 'imperial humanitarianism' or 'historic error,' we would like to suggest that in welcoming over a million refugees last year, Angela Merkel has demonstrated her far-sightedness and statesmanship par excellence.

A Syrian Refugee Runs One Of Hungary's Trendiest Barbershops

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.02.2016 | World

One refugee's precise beard-trimming skills have made him a fixture among the barbers of Budapest. After fleeing Syria eight years ago, Ibrahim Haji M...

To the Right, to the Right, to the Right, to the Right

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Zoha Qamar

Since an overdue focus on the Syrian refugee crisis in global headlines, nations across Europe have experienced a steep rise in the popularity of far-right political parties. With many of the foundational ideals of such parties pointing inwards to directly and solely support especially native born citizens, it is clear that such politicians are rising in favor built off the rallying hate of innocent refugees.

What Are We Doing About 'Climate Refugees'?

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Abi Fedorovsky

By 2050 there will be around 200 million people displaced by climate change worldwide. However there is currently no international legal framework in place for these people to fit into.

Refugees and the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

An unprecedented number of people attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year are engaged in refugee affairs.

The Baghdad Boil: Fighting a Painful Flesh Parasite Affecting Iraq's Displaced

Crystal Wells | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Dohuk, Iraq--When Zahra's family heard Islamic State ISIL forces had captured the nearby northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in the summer of 2014, they fle...

Australia Wants To Scare Away Migrants With A Movie

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 03.29.2016 | World

Australia, which has accepted thousands of migrants from Afghanistan in recent years, is pressing ahead with a controversial plan to use a movie to pe...

With application in process in Austria, a young Iraqi asylum seeker finds solace in volunteering

Raluca Besliu | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

Engrossed in reading a book, Zaid Salah waited patiently on a bench, after arriving early to our meeting. He looked modernly elegant in his long trenc...

This Item Can Make Or Break A Refugee Family's Journey

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Carry the Future has found a simple way to make life easier for refugee families. The organization collects new and used baby carriers and partners wi...

Berlinale: The Best and Wurst of It

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

The Berlinale is widely considered - along with Venice, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto - among the five most important film festivals on earth.

Europe's Leaders Cannot Fail Child Refugees, Says Save the Children

Janti Soeripto | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact
Janti Soeripto

Only a collective European response can properly protect children caught up in the biggest refugee crisis to face the continent in decades. But as Europe's leaders prepare for their high-level meeting, the signs of such a response are not encouraging.

Resettlement: The Most Significant Point In a Family's History

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sasha Chanoff

When I read the stories about resettlement, I think of my own great-grandmother who fled anti-Semitism in Russia and arrived in the US shortly after the turn of the century.

David Bowie: Memories of 'China Girl'

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

The song my sisters liked was "China Girl." They were four beautiful girls -- eminently dateable -- and I was their youngest brother, their pet. They weren't allowed to go off with strange boys. My parents were very strict. But they dated anyway, secretly, and I was their alibi.

How to Ensure European Refugee Camps Don't Become Permanent

J. J. Mitchell | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
J. J. Mitchell

One of the paradoxes of the Calais camp lays in the struggle to accommodate its refugees. How does a refugee camp of 7,000 migrants situated in a developed country like France compare relative to other humanitarian crises?

I Attended the State of the Union and it's Made Me Hopeful

Nadia Alawa | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Nadia Alawa

The experience was incredibly inspiring and re-affirming of who I am as an American - and where I want to see my nation head. Congress was buzzing with energy and optimism, even as we battle with hateful rhetoric and fear-mongering in the news cycles every day.

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.

Black Words Matter More

Phil Fragasso | Posted 12.25.2015 | Media
Phil Fragasso

Black words are purposely chosen for maximum impact. They cut deep, linger in the air, and endure in one's consciousness.