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Child Refugees

UN Declares 2014 A Devastating Year For Millions Of Children

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The United Nations children's agency UNICEF declared 2014 a devastating year for children on Monday with as many a...

World Mental Health Day: Let's Do It for the Children

Curt Goering | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Curt Goering

With counseling and psychosocial support, young lives devastated by war and childhoods violently taken away can be reclaimed. We see it happen when they begin to smile again, laugh again, and play again.

Obama Administration Will Allow Legal Immigrants To Request Child Relatives As Refugees

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.01.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salva...

The Landlocked Island

Dennis Walto | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Dennis Walto

The new refugee caseload now joins the Darfur refugees from the east who have lived in Chad for more than 10 years. In looking at the geographic pressures from all sides, Chad prepares to become the Jordan of Africa, the eye of the regional storm.

America’s Continuing Border Crisis

Aviva Chomsky | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Aviva Chomsky

The media stories have been legion, the words expended many. And yet, as attention shifts elsewhere (even though the children continue to arrive), the real factors that would have made sense of what's been happening remain essentially untouched and largely unmentioned. It couldn't be stranger -- or sadder.

WATCH: Bill Maher Bashes Republicans Over Border Crisis With Epic Dr. Seuss Parody

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.31.2014 | Latino Voices

Oh, the places Bill Maher just went. The host of HBO’s “Real Time” took on the border crisis and Tea Party Republicans with an epic Dr. Seus...

Who Will Qualify for Obama's Executive Order?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Removing the age cap and changing the criteria to allow more DREAMers to qualify may be the easiest thing that Obama could do.

Immigration, Child Refugees and Horrible, Horrible Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Like everything else happening in our country, the children on the border have been dragged into our political discourse, and it instantly turned ugly when the news network spotlight hit it.

We Need to Treat Fleeing Central Americans as Refugees – Not Voluntary Migrants

Matt Garcia | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Matt Garcia

Forget about the pursuit of the American dream, an American education, or an American job. They are simply trying to stay alive.

Boy From Congo: It's Better To 'Die Trying To Get An Education' Than Live In Poverty Forever

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact

On Christmas Day 2013, Dieme's life changed forever. The 8-year-old's hometown in Democratic Republic of Congo was attacked by a rebel group. Thous...

This Syrian-Born Artist Is Using Her Illustrations To Help Child Refugees

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Lina Safar moved from her native Syria to Tampa with her U.S.-born husband in 2010, she assumed she would return occasionall...

What Syrian Child Refugees 'Working The Streets' In Lebanon Really Means

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

Khaled, an 11-year-old Syrian boy living in Beirut, often works until 4 am begging partygoers for money. He's one of countless refugee children in the...

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 ...

Heroes Among Refugee Camps

Kristin Lindsey | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Kristin Lindsey

World Refugee Day is a time to take note of the many courageous heroes who are working to take control of their lives and assisting others to emerge from harrowing, debilitating situations.