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World Refugee Day

Angelina Jolie Spoke To A Mixed Audience at a Masjid, But Our Muslim Sisters Are Still Largely Voiceless

MuslimGirl | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
MuslimGirl

The All Dulles area Muslim Society Center held an event on June 20, 2016 to mark World Refugee Day. John Kerry and Angelina Jolie were guests on this occasion. Jolie spoke to an enthusiastic audience of ADAMS community members.

'Everyone You See Here Fled'

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Erbil, Iraq--When Iraqi forces pushed to retake Islamic State-held villages west of the Tigris River town of Makhmour in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, the ...

World Refugee Day Passes Without Notice, Syrian Refugee Crisis Lingers On

Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H

The month of June marked Ramadan, which is a period of fasting, prayer, and sanctification, observed by nearly two billion Muslims across the world. D...

'The Jungle': Stories From A Transient Refugee Settlement

Gillian Zinser | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Gillian Zinser

'The Jungle' is the infamous nickname given to the transient refugee settlement in Calais, France. This makeshift slum-labyrinth is one of the biggest migrant camps in Europe and has been 'home' to an estimated 6,000 people from all over the Middle East and Northern Africa who have fled their war-torn countries and hope to make it to the UK and apply for asylum there.

Alicia Keys' New Short Film Offers A Fresh Perspective On The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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U.S. Program Lets Refugees Take Free Online Courses At Harvard, Other Universities

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Refugees worldwide will be able to take more than 1,000 online university courses for free as part of...

Three Ways We Can Help Refugees Move Forward

Jennifer L. Windsor | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Jennifer L. Windsor

In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she'll provide for her six children. Her husband is inju...

A Guide to Navigating Life as a Refugee

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Chaker Khazaal

When my grandparents were displaced from Northern Palestine to Lebanon in 1948, they had no way of knowing that they would be the first of many generations of refugees to follow.

The America We Believe In

Laurie Jones | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Laurie Jones

As we mark World Refugee Day on June 20th, the United States will have taken in less than 1 percent of the total number of refugees coming from Syria -- a country from which half the population has fled in fear for their lives.

Education Now for Children Displaced by Crises

Michael Klosson | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Michael Klosson

When I recently visited Save the Children's refugee programs on the Greek Island of Lesvos, I met a Syrian family who had escaped Aleppo, traveled thr...

U.S. Likely Won't Deliver On Promise To Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

World Refugee Day, created by the United Nations, was established to draw attention to those who have been forcibly displaced by war or instability. "...

Education: Hope Away From Home

Up For School | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares The month of Ramadan is a very special month to all Muslims around the world, me included. Whe...

Record 65.3 Million People Were Displaced Last Year

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 06.20.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xeno...

On World Refugee Day: Seven Ways You Can Help (VIDEO)

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

More than 65 million people are displaced globally; here's what you can do about this global crisis. On World Refugee Day, consider this statistic: R...

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

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.19.2016 | 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.

Angelina Jolie & Daughter Shiloh Visit Turkey For World Refugee Day

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment

Since 2001, Angelina Jolie has carried out more than 40 humanitarian missions in her role as UN High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, an...

Take Action and Help World's Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Even when refugees do manage to find safety, they still face a daily struggle to find food and obtain other basics of life. Children suffer the most and are at risk of deadly malnutrition.

The World's Poorest Country Has No Borders

Richard Stearns | Posted 06.19.2016 | Religion
Richard Stearns

While the world's refugees would fill an entire country, they have no land, no borders, no security, no hope and almost no friends. It is time to change that.

Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish Holiday

Mark Hetfield | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Mark Hetfield

World Refugee Day is a Jewish holiday because the Jewish story is the refugee story. But it is not just about us remembering that we were once refugees. It is about us fulfilling the solemn pledge that never again will refugees be turned over to their persecutors.

Searching for Normal

CARE | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
CARE

On this World Refugee Day, we need more than symbolic platitudes, speeches and statistical references, we need international community action. The Syria crisis, or more to the point, war, is approaching its fifth year with devastating consequences.

Lights Out: Why You Should be Closing Your Eyes this World Refugee Day

Jehmu Greene | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Jehmu Greene

Close your eyes for a few moments and imagine what it would be like to live in pitch black, night after night. The setting of the sun no longer a thing of beauty, instead a daily reminder that your family is about to be forced to eat, drink, read, pray, study, visit the restroom and otherwise survive in the dark.

Refugees: Existence. Resistance. Persistence.

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 06.17.2016 | 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.

Rising Numbers of LGBTI Refugees Facing Fight for Survival

Neil Grungras | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Neil Grungras

The recent upsurge in persecution of LGBTI people across the globe has sent the number of refugee applications rising sharply. As long as the abuses continue, the numbers will surely escalate.

5 Things We Can Do for Refugees (First, Change the Way We Think About Them)

Lorna Solis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Lorna Solis

In refugee camps they are given a tent, enough food and basic medication -- but not the right to travel, or even to work. Forced to rely on aid, they are regarded as a burden. Changing the way we think about them is the first thing we can do.

Syrian Parents Are Selling Young Girls Into Sham Marriages to Avoid Refugee Status

Sam McCormack | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Sam McCormack

Not only are Syrian girls as young as 15 with refugee status being sold into marriage, the marriages are effectively shams and more apparently, sexual servitude -- whereby the wealthy husband divorces his wife after a few days.