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What Winter Will Mean For The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

While warmer weather and calmer seas contributed to the drastic increase of refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe this ...

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

Jim Luce | Posted 10.08.2015 | 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.

Preventing Child Labor: Why We Need an Emergency Fund for Education

Justin van Fleet, Ph.D | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Justin van Fleet, Ph.D

Last week I returned from Lebanon. There, I met several teachers and school leaders, sat in on lessons and witnessed a school work double time - literally early morning and late afternoon - to make room for Syrian refugee children.

Cash vs. Blankets for Syrian Refugees?

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Khaled Hosseini

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, estimates that two-thirds of Syrian non-camp refugees live below Jordan's poverty line, one out of six below the abject poverty line.

Vindicating the Ways of God to Man in Gihembe Refugee Camp

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

International media did not broadcast this important and moving ceremony, but camp residents and leaders used the power of still photography and social media to communicate thousands of words that demanded to be heard.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Refugees Drawn by Europe Magnet

Ben Barber | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Ben Barber

Europe is now on the verge of making the cruel decisions the United States made in Haiti and in Mexico. Wealthy northern countries must decide if they want to change the way of life they have created over centuries and accept tens of millions of people fleeing poverty and corruption.

Sexual Violence in South Sudan -- A Tactic of War

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

The women and children of South Sudan, are amongst the most vulnerable. The protracted emergencies and complete absence of social services is destroying the human capital base and potential of the youngest country in the world.

Ikea's Mobile, Easy-To-Assemble Shelters Will Bring Safety, Comfort To Thousands Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact

Thousands of refugees who braved winter’s brutal conditions have more than just milder weather to look forward to this summer. After pursuing ext...