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The Refugee Crisis Has Hit A New Record
June 20th is World Refugee Day. Currently, the population of displaced people in the world is the highest in modern history. How did we get here?
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World's Top Diplomat -- It's Guterres Of Portugal!
Veteran journalist reporting from the United Nations
In a surprisingly quick decision, the 15 members of the UN Security Council stood in a row to show they were united behind the candidacy of Antonio Guterres, a former UN refugee agency chief and an ex-prime minister of Portugal.
How Etienne, A Refugee, Earns An Income Through Trade
Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Etienne* lives in Nakivale refugee camp in southwestern Uganda. The 21-year old fled there with his younger siblings after his father was murdered. He is one of more than sixty million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world today.
The Wall Street Journal is Wrong: António Guterres is the Best to Run the UN
André Corrêa d'Almeida
Professor | Development Economist | Entrepreneur | Author
This post is co-authored by Alexandra Carreira On merit, skills and qualifications, Guterres is by far the best candidate
Celebs Use Poetry To Highlight The Plight Of Refugees
Written by Jenifer Toksvig, the poem was inspired by the stories and testimonies of people fleeing their homes and the items they took with them.
The Human Face of the Global Refugee Crisis
Permanent Representative of the United States of America to th...
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What It Will Take To Start Relocating Refugees From World's Largest Camp
More than 300,000 people live there.
Diplomats in the Trenches: Wearing Flip-Flops More Often Than Suits
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For a long time, Sen was concerned that her personal life might suffer because of her work. She was in a long-term relationship
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The World's Refugee Crisis Needs Both A Humanitarian And Longer-Term Response
Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
The world's greatest risks can't be confined within borders. This is clearly the case with the ongoing refugee crisis, which is unprecedented in scale and affecting people and places far from the scene of civil war, fragility and conflict.
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Record 65.3 Million People Were Displaced Last Year: UNHCR
By Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters
One in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee.
A Refugee Crisis on Jordan's Border
Rana F. Sweis
Yoga And Dance Programs For Incarcerated Women And Refugees In Sweden
Executive Director, Give Back Yoga Foundation
This is an interview with Josefin Wikstrom, who has been practicing yoga for the past 24 years. She has been dancing since she was a teenager, and teaching yoga the past 10 years in Sweden and internationally.
This Is Why Refugees Have Smartphones
TheVJ.com, Founder Current TV. Past President NY Times TV
Channel 4 (UK) is airing a documentary entitled Children on the Frontline. It's a follow up to documentary filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen's 2014 film, Children on the Frontline: Syria.
Aiding #Refugees with Art as Artists Aid Refugees
Resources and assistance are crucial for refugees hoping to create a new life. What is also necessary for these individuals, especially children, is a sense of normalcy and an outlet to express themselves.
Why Hasn't the U.S. Joined the International Trend of Privately Funded Refugee Resettlement
Matthew La Corte
Immigration Policy Analyst, Niskanen Center
With lives at stake, prohibiting the American private sector from helping with increased refugee resettlement abandons core American values of philanthropy and civil society. Hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable Syrians need resettlement.
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UN Refugee Agency: Greece May Have Deported Some People 'By Mistake'
13 Afghan and Congolese migrants didn’t get a chance to apply for asylum “due to administrative chaos," the UNHCR said.
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UN Chief Urges Countries To Resettle Syrian Refugees, But Pledges Are Few
By Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters
Only Italy, Sweden and the United States immediately announced concrete plans to play a part.
We Cannot Forget Stranded Refugees
Lt. Col., U.S. Army Reserves; Chair of the International Refug...
The international community has failed to provide essential humanitarian assistance and resettlement opportunities to Syrian refugees, even as news headlines are filled with horrific reports about the conditions that displaced Syrians face.
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