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The BBC Is Filming "Songs Of Praise" At Migrant Church In Calais And Some People Are Furious

The Huffington Post UK | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.08.2015 | Religion

The BBC's decision to film a special edition of 'Songs Of Praise' from Calais' biggest migrant camp has inflamed opinions, with critics branding ...

The World's Newest Nation: 60 Million People Away From Home

World Vision | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
World Vision

Startling new figures were released by the UNHCR today -- 60 million people worldwide are now displaced from their homes - more than at any other point on record. Within that 60 million, Syria is the largest source country of refugees.

Malaysia Turns Away 500 Rohingya Refugees As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens

Posted 05.13.2015 | World

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has turned away a boat with more than 500 Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis after providing them with fuel and pr...

38 Million People Are Now Homeless: Report Finds 'Worst' Forced Displacement In A Generation

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

At least 38 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by violence or armed conflict, a new report on internally displaced persons has...

Restaurant Hires Refugee Women To Break 'Vicious Cycle' Of Hiring Bias That Holds Them Back

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

A restaurant is serving up some new opportunities for refugee and migrant women. Mazí Mas, a pop-up restaurant currently located at the Ovalhouse...

Astoria Characters: The Rememberer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

If you don't know anything about Pedro Fernandez de Unamuno, and most of the world doesn't, look at his hat. He's wearing it so you'll ask him about it.

Transforming Migrants Lives -- Protect, Grow and Emerge

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

The idea might be small, but I'm committed to leading and empowering other people to stand up for the most marginalized. Whether I influence a person, a child, an adult or a community, I am creating change. In doing so, I will be recruiting other change makers.

Changing the Face of Lebanon's Population

Mimo Khair | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Mimo Khair

Humanitarian organizations work tirelessly to find solutions to what could be a humanitarian disaster in a region that is weary of endless years of war and struggle. It hurts to see my home in pain.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Omera

Gregory Beals | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

They fled Afghanistan through Iran into Turkey. Then they crossed the Aegean to Greece in two waves. Her father and brother were on the first boat and...

From a Displacement Camp in Juba, Former Director of Agriculture Watches as his State Slides Closer to Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

A year ago, James Gatluak, 38, was working with farmers across all nine counties in Unity State to increase food production. Today, he is stuck in a displacement camp in Juba, his state overrun by violence and its people sliding closer to famine.

Apparel Industry Profiteers Must Fund Relief for Free Trade Refugees

Francis Calpotura | Posted 11.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Francis Calpotura

Free-trade laws do not hold corporations accountable for negative local impacts, but people are suffering because of CAFTA-DR. The apparel industry, which has profited above all other sectors, has a moral duty to respond.

Jesuit Refugee Service accompanies refugees in Ethiopia

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) August 28, 2014 -- The UN refugee agency reported this month that Ethiopia is now the largest host country of refugees in Africa, s...

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

How We Talk About "Climate Refugees" and Why It's Complicated

Ellen Bechtel | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Bechtel

The most important thing to do now is to notice, question, and change they way we talk about environmental migrants.

Standing With the People of Syria

Christian Fuchs | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

Our priority is to promote diplomatic efforts and to apply pressure on the Syrian government and opposition groups to agree upon an immediate ceasefire and to reach a negotiated solution.

It's Time to Assist Our Syrian Brothers and Sisters

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

History has shown us that instability leads to long periods of extremism and violence that affect the global community. This is a lesson the world should have learned over and over again, yet never seems to take to heart.

Interview With Don Lao, Author of I Became the Boat People

Audrey Wang | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Audrey Wang

This week, we spoke with Don Lao, who recently published his memoir, I Became the Boat People: A Refugee's Path to America. The autobiography recounts the turbulent events in 20th-century Southeast Asia and Lao's growing up in a large, entrepreneurial family in Vietnam.

IKEA Tackling Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact

IKEA is popping up in an unlikely location: a refugee camp on the savanna of Ethiopia. As part of an initiative to house Somali refugees, IKEA is ...

One Syrian Refugee Girl's Hope

CARE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
CARE

I remember this time last year well. I was in Syria, and I was happy. This might sound strange, I know. How can anyone be happy when bombs are falling around you, and you're fearful for your life?

Launch a Missile, Save a Refugee

Jim Moore | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Serious doubts about U.S. action in Syria are surfacing all over editorial pages, social media, across the aisles of both chambers of Congress, throughout the nation, and around the world. If I were a headline writer, I'd have "It's a Mess" printed in the largest possible type.

LOOK: Heartbreaking Yet Uplifting Photos Of Refugees Celebrating Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

The pain of being a refugee is keenly felt during Ramadan, a time when families come together to celebrate the Muslim holy month of fasting. The UN Re...

My American Beginning: Learning a New Language, Seeing A Future

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News
Andrew Lam

Back then I thought English was a rather terse and ugly-sounding language -- you don't have to say much to get your points across, but speak it too long you risk hurting your throat. In America that fear became true.

Youth Can Move the World: Just Ask Uncle Kracker

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I'm a new fan of Uncle Kracker -- ever since my little cousin, Iman, stars in his latest video, "Blue Skies". I can't separate little Iman from his roots as his father, Faryab Lohrasbi, arrived in America in 1980, as a refugee, when he was just a couple years older than his son is now.