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The Silent War in the Cradle of the Mediterranean

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Tens of thousands of migrants have landed on Italian shores so far this year 2014 and the number is expected to soar past the record of 63,000 set in 2011 during the Arab Spring uprisings.

Syrian Refugee Women Are Not the Sum of Their Hardships

Rose Foran | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Rose Foran

It is a truism to note that there are commonalities that unite us all, in one way or another - but reconcile that truism with the unimaginable: having to uproot your family to a strange place, on your own, only to find even more hardship waiting on the other side of a war zone.

Rising Numbers of LGBTI Refugees Facing Fight for Survival

Neil Grungras | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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.

Three Million Syrians Go Hungry as UN Waits

John Jackson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
John Jackson

The UN has the legal right to cross the border without consent from the regime. Now is not the time to wait for unanimous legal opinion, because unanimity will never come. Now is the time to start the trucks and drive that aid to the millions who need it. But instead, we wait.

Avoiding a Lost Generation

Claire Courteille-Mulder | Posted 05.25.2014 | World
Claire Courteille-Mulder

One important step to be taken in order to bring down the high unemployment rate is to close the skills gap on youth labor markets. The skills mismatch has become a persistent and growing trend in Europe. Over-education and over‐skilling coexist with under-education and under‐skilling and increasingly with skills obsolescence brought about by long‐term unemployment. Evidence shows that there is a higher risk of mismatch for those at the bottom of the educational pyramid, which is reflected in relatively high unemployment rates for low‐skilled youth in comparison with high‐skilled youth.

It's Time to Assist Our Syrian Brothers and Sisters

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

History has shown us that instability leads to long periods of extremism and violence that affect the global community. This is a lesson the world should have learned over and over again, yet never seems to take to heart.

How To Help South Sudan After 200,000 Displaced From Homes

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

As pressure mounts for South Sudan to end weeks of violence that have pushed the world's youngest nation to the brink of civil war, a state of emerge...

Fourteen for 2014: A Human Rights Wishlist

Jack Healey | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners.

War and Enlightenment in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Kathy Kelly

As for conditions among women in the area where the Fort Carson infantry are stationed, it's worth noting that Kandahar is one of several southern provinces in Afghanistan where the UN reported, in September, 2012, that one million children suffer acute malnourishment.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Refugees Struggle With Loss Of Food Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Just inside the door of a health clinic that treats Syrian refugees, in a secluded residential neighborhood, sits a padlocked box with the U...

Joshua Hersh

As Syria Peace Talks Falter, Needed Aid For Refugees Remains Stuck

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- With hopes for comprehensive peace talks in the immediate future nearly quashed, groups monitoring the ongoing crisis in Syria say more atte...

Raising Hope for Syrian Refugees in Jordan Through the World's Most Popular Sport

Merissa Khurma | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Merissa Khurma

Football (soccer); the world's most popular sport has found its way to the world's second largest refugee camp in Za'atari; providing at risk young Syrians with an enjoyable outlet and helping them cope with the hardship of displacement and the psychological trauma of conflict.

IKEA Tackling Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact

IKEA is popping up in an unlikely location: a refugee camp on the savanna of Ethiopia. As part of an initiative to house Somali refugees, IKEA is ...

UN Official Makes Rare Case For Compensation For Haiti Cholera Victims

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A United Nations official on Tuesday made a rare case for compensation for the thousands of Ha...

Joshua Hersh

Promises, Promises: Donors Fail To Meet Pledges For Syrian Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian refugee crisis worsens in neighboring countries, the backlog of undelivered funds from donor countries, including the United S...

5 Things Lindsay Lohan Could Learn From Angelina Jolie

Arlene Schindler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Celebrity
Arlene Schindler

Lindsay, we love you... and want to love you more! Confiding in Oprah on national television is the first step to making a new life. We're cheering that your future performances will be Oscar worthy and not probation hearings on Court TV.

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.