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WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Helps Sister With Disabilties, Has Best Attitude Ever

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

Aya, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee, hasn't been to school in two years, but her ambitions still loom large. She takes care of her sister with disabilit...

Dominique Mosbergen

1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

One million children have already been forced to flee Syria since the start of the country's civil war, according to a joint statement issued by the U...

Another Grim Milestone In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Friday reach a million, half of all the re...

Syria Refugee Crisis Worsens

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds swarmed across a bridge into neighboring Iraq's northern self-ruled Kurdish region over the past few...

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...

Angelina Jolie Urges World To End Rape In War

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — Angelina Jolie made her debut before the U.N.'s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees Monday and urged the world's...

Who Needs Journalism?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

There used to be a time when politicians (and others) had no choice but to go to 'the press.' But increasingly, they are starting to realize that they don't need the press. In fact, it is the press that needs them. But now they are in control.

Japan's Nuclear Victims Need More Help: Human Rights Group

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact

TOKYO — A United Nations expert who investigated the aftermath of Japan's 2011 nuclear power plant disaster says the government and the operator...

Saving the Children

David Westin | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
David Westin

The needs created by the Syrian exodus will go on for years to come. The real test will be whether we have the staying power to support the efforts in Zaatari and elsewhere as months drag into years.

Wrapped in Solidarity: The Maisha Collective

Heshima Kenya | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Heshima Kenya

Joyful. Luminous. Radiant. Distinguished. Vivacious. Such adjectives describe every Maisha collective scarf, outshone only by the story -- and the woman -- behind it.

10 Apps That Support Charity

Dylan Nord | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Dylan Nord

Last week, Google launched a new app that makes discovering and supporting charity fun and easy. The One Today app highlights a new charity every day and gives its users the choice to support that charity by making a $1 donation.

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...

Joshua Hersh

Antonio Guterres, UN Refugee Chief: Syrian Crisis Spillover Into Lebanon Would Be 'Existential Threat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The worst possible fallout from the ongoing crisis in Syria would be for the crisis to reach into the neighboring country of Lebanon, th...

Why Support For Darfur Refugees Is Needed Now More Than Ever

www.takepart.com | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact

Ongoing violence in Sudan’s western Darfur region has driven more than 271,000 civilians to flee their homes and temporarily resettle in refugee cam...

UN Still Waiting For $1.5 Billion Pledged For Syrian Refugees

AP/The Huffington Post | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

AMMAN, Jordan -- The U.N. refugee agency says it has not yet received the funds recently pledged for Syrian refugees and is struggling to help rising ...

America's Unfinished Story: Iraqi Refugees

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

It's inevitable that each time he ventures abroad, Uncle Sam leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than in Iraq.

'Fair Weather' Friends of Syria

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The Syrian refugee crisis is, by any objective measure, an international humanitarian catastrophe, and the all-too-belated and by any standard paltry international response is one reason why so many Syrians are so furious with the west's measured indifference.

Number Of Syrian Refugees Tops 500,000

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or are waiting to in other...

Exporting Australia's Asylum Policies

Bill Frelick | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Bill Frelick

The Refugee Convention, which both New Zealand and Australia have ratified, recognizes that refugees may need to enter a country illegally for protection and should not be punished on that account. But the New Zealand bill would treat asylum seekers differently depending on how they arrived.

Aid Groups Raise Syria Refugees Appeal To $490 Million

AP | Posted 09.27.2012 | Impact

GENEVA -- The United Nations on Thursday increased its funding appeal for Syrians who have fled the conflict in their country to almost $490 million, ...

Angelina Jolie In Turkey To Visit Syrian Refugees

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment

ISTANBUL — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie met with Syrian refugees in Turkey on Thursday to draw attention to the plight of the hundreds of thous...

Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugees

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment

ZAATARI, Jordan — Her eyes welling up with tears, actress Angelina Jolie said she heard "horrific" and "heartbreaking" accounts from Syrian refu...

How Sports Are Helping 150,000 Refugee Kids Heal

Olympic.org | Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact

More than 150,000 young people living in camps for refugees and internally displaced people will get access to sport through a two-year programme whic...

U.N.: 4.3 Million Fled Their Homes Last Year

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Crises in Libya, Sudan, Somalia and elsewhere prompted 800,000 people to flee their countries last year, the highest number in 11 year...

U.N. Says There Is No Document Charging Rwanda Helped M23 Rebels

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Google "M23 Congo" and it is obvious that accounts of the leaked report have gone viral. But is it correct? Does the report exist? What, exactly, does it say?