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Human Trafficking, Where Children Are Invisible

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

Trafficking in persons is a profitable international trade; it is the third source of income for organized crime after drugs and arms. A complex phenomenon which interconnects with many factors and fuels the flow of international migration, it is a market that feeds itself endlessly.

Promoting Peace: From Board Rooms to Refugee Camps

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 11.14.2015 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

Social equality has the greatest chances at being achieved when all sectors at the corporate, government and grass roots level work together. That's a lot of ecosystems with different geopolitical agendas to fit under one Utopian umbrella. So what's the solution?

Canada Forges Ahead With Rapid Refugee Resettlement Plan

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

The Canadian government is forging ahead with its pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, honoring an audacious campai...

More People Fled To Europe By Boat This Year Than Live In Washington, DC

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

The immense scale of the refugee and migrant crisis that has shaken Europe was highlighted this week by a staggering statistic. Last month, 218,394 m...

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...

The Booming Business Behind The Refugee Crisis

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

If you can't actually see what it's like for the millions of refugees struggling to survive after fleeing the violence in their homeland, the next best thing is to speak with somebody who has--and there aren't many people who can provide better insight than Carol Malouf.

The iPhone as a Weapon

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Political power no longer really flows from the barrel of a gun. Today, it flows from a video screen. Fortunately, you have one of the world's most powerful weapons in your pocket already. All you need to do is learn how to shoot (and edit).

What Winter Will Mean For The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.12.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

Jim Luce | Posted 10.29.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.

How Corporations Can Help Ease Europe's Refugee Crisis

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Zvonimir Mršić

By helping to match refugee's skills with employment and apprentice opportunities as well as offering training to those refugees who lack such skills, companies can make an important contribution, especially in a continent where the population is aging and where birth rates are low.

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

Bread For The Journey: The Greek Baker Who Remembers

Dan Siegel | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Dan Siegel

As he stacks up dozens of empty baking trays in the back of his van after another morning round of helping to feed refugees, one thing is certain: the "Baker in Kos" clearly remembers from where he came.

Syrian Teen Who Fled Country Refused To Leave His Puppy Behind

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.21.2015 | Good News

A Syrian teen who fled his home in search of safety refused to leave his beloved dog behind. In a video from the U.N. Refugee Agency, 1...

Syrian "Strategery" -- Brought to You By Cooked Intel??

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

President Obama may have prevailed in his efforts to thwart a Congressional resolution of disapproval against the Iran nuclear agreement, but if a Congressional vote were to occur against his Syria policy he would lose hands down in a total bi-partisan meltdown.

What History Can Teach Us About The Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Alexander Betts, Dire...

The Refugee Crisis: A Tale of Insanity

Barry Lando | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

If the world came to its senses, the situation could be vastly improved. ISIS may not be destroyed, but the UN Agencies could be set back on their feet. That, in itself would be a huge victory.

10 Things You Can Do From Boston to Help Refugees

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Vicky Kelberer

While more than 5,000 miles separates Boston from Damascus, there are steps people can take locally to have an impact on the lives of Syrian refugees. With concerted efforts by enough people, the inadequate humanitarian response that led to Aylan Kurdi's drowning can begin to change.

Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

As Refugee Tide Mounts, No One Is in Control

António Guterres | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
António Guterres

LONDON -- We live in a period in which we no longer have a unipolar or bipolar world, we don't even have a multipolar world; it's kind of a chaotic world where power relations have become unclear. When power relations are unclear, impunity and unpredictability tend to prosper. That, I believe, is the reality behind the high levels of displacement that are taking place in today's world.

Internally Displace Persons: The Forgotten and Invisible Refugees

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Andrew Lam

After years of civil war in Darfur, hundreds of villages have been destroyed, 400,000 have died, and 2.2 million are now permanently displaced. Many are still facing starvation and ongoing violence.

Millions of Refugees Need Access to Cleaner, More Efficient Cookstoves and Fuels

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

More than 59 million people are currently displaced from their homes due to conflict, war, and disaster. They leave home with few possessions, and often, in fear of their lives.

U.S. Intervention and Colombia's Record Displacements

Dan Kovalik | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

What the U.S. has had "going on" in Colombia for decades is massive military involvement, both overt and covert, though one would hardly know from the lack of media attention on this issue.

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.

Refugees: Existence. Resistance. Persistence.

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20th, honors the resilience, courage and determination of more than 50 million refugees forced to flee their homeland under the threat of persecution and violence.

Ten Ways Israel Is Treated Differently

David Harris | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
David Harris

The old advertisement proclaimed that you don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's Jewish rye bread. Well, surely, you don't have to be a pro-Israel activist to be troubled by the grotesquely unjust treatment of Israel. All it takes is a capacity for moral outrage that things like this are happening today.