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Haunting Video Uses An Empty Manhattan To Call Attention To Syria's Child Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- An estimated 1.5 million Syrian children are now refugees -- roughly the population of Manhattan. A new video produced by the U.N.’s Ref...

U.S. 'Steps Up,' Considers 9,000 Syrian Refugee Applications

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact

Nations around the world are stepping up their responses to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the U.S. is among those expected to take on a bigger role. ...

16 Days Of Activism: Combating the Global Scourge of Child Marriage

Ravishly | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Ravishly

Only time will tell if the UN Refugee Agency's critical efforts will have the potency and persuasion to effect systemic change among these communities, but during these 16 Days of Activism we're thankful for every effort that combats this violence perpetuated against the world's most innocent and vulnerable populations.

UN: 300,000 In Iraq Became Refugees This Week

AP | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says Iraq's refugee population has increased by almost 800,000 this year as the government struggles against r...

This Video Proves Your First World Problems Aren't Real Issues

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

Having trouble ordering pizza? Tell that to the starving children of the world. That's the jarring message of "Domino's Pizza Complaints," a YouTub...

UN: Syria Refugee Crisis 'On The Verge Of The Abyss'

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- The head of the United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that Syria could be on the "verge of the abyss" as aid workers brace for a lik...

Solar Power Is Making Camps Safer For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

An international relief organization is using solar power to help create a safer environment for thousands of refugees. Oxfam International, a conf...

WATCH: Refugee Turned Supermodel On First Time She Felt Fear

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact

South-Sudanese supermodel and UN Goodwill Ambassador Alek Wek joined HuffPost Live to share her story of being a refugee on the run to strutting down ...

UN On Syrian Refugee Camps: 'We Are Broke'

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, April 5 (Reuters) - The United Nations gave its starkest warning yet on Friday that it would soon run out of cas...

Uprooted Iraqis: Worse Off, Not Better

Morton Abramowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Morton Abramowitz

Over the past three years, we have investigated one of the unintended byproducts of the Iraq War: uprooted Iraqis. It is safe to say that between 3 and 4 million Iraqis have been forced to flee.

Angelina And Brad Give $1 Million To Aid Refugees

AP | Mary Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

GENEVA — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $1 million to the U.N. refugee agency providing aid to hundreds of thousands uprooted by viol...