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  • Angelina Jolie meets with Yazidis
    Interfaith groups unite in call for aid to Yezidis
    Yasim, a 9-year old boy in a Yezidi refugee camp, has been learning English words from his uncle in the United States. In a recent call, he had a question, "how do you spell 'genocide', and what does it mean?" The Yezidis, an...
  • Syria and the issue of refugees
    Syria and the issue of refugees
    The conflict in Syria has resulted in an unforeseen quandary of what to do about the nearly 4 million refugees that have fled the devastation in Syria. It seems the majority have settled in five neighboring countries that do not have the resources...
  • Concentration Camps in Germany
    German concentration camps being used for refuge housing
    It was reported Friday in the Washington Post that Germany is using concentration camps in a number of areas of the nation as refugee camps. On Tuesday, while the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi's...
  • Donation helps WFP feed war refugees
    WFP announces large donation from Saudi Arabia
    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a major donation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The donation of US $104 million will feed refugees in the Middle East, Kenya and...
  • Syrian Refugees
    Syrian refugees: UN needs cash to feed thousands of Syrian refugees
    Syrian refugees are facing a long, hard winter. Many may die without help from the UN. According to a Saturday, Dec. 6 report by the Boston Globe, the UN will not be able to feed the Syrian refugees without cash donations.The United Nations have...
  • Syrian Refugees
    UN: Syria food aid stopped; nightmare begins for Syrian refugees
    The United Nations has stopped food aid to Syrian refugees. They are blaming a lack of funds due to unhonored cash pledges. According to a Monday, Dec. 1 report by MSN, this will impact more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees.Syrian refugees in...
  • Refugees from South Sudan flee to Kenya
    Alarming news about refugees in Kenya
    Refugees in Kenya, who fled wars in South Sudan and Somalia, just received some devastating news. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says it's been forced to reduce rations at refugee camps by 50 percent. The ration cuts start this weekend.WFP,...
  • Displaced persons in the Philippines
    Emergency levels of malnutrition in Philippines
    The United Nations is reporting alarming malnutrition rates among Filipinos displaced by conflict in Zamboanga. A survey found that emergency levels of malnutrition were found among children 6 to 59 months of age.The report adds that more than...
  • WFP runs feeding programs for refugees in Algeria
    Spain helps feed refugees in Algeria
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today its refugee feeding program in Algeria has gotten a boost from Spain. Around EUR 1.5 million from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) will provide wheat flour,...
  • Syrian children receive high-energy biscuits in Turkey
    UNICEF feeding Syrian refugees in Turkey
    As Syrians flee into Turkey to escape ISIS, they are in desperate of humanitarian aid. UNICEF is providing high-energy biscuits and water for all new arrivals of refugees. Working with the Turkish Red Crescent Society, UNICEF is able to distribute...
  • Refugees receive food aid in Uganda
    The ray of hope for refugees in Uganda
    Imagine you are fleeing South Sudan's battlefields, searching for safety. You head to neighboring Uganda to escape the violence and the food shortages. You might have to walk for days to get there, but there is no turning back. You need to...
  • Refugees from South Sudan receive food aid in Kenya
    Kenya: refugees malnourished, funding at risk
    Over 43,000 victims of South Sudan's war have fled to Kenya, but hunger has followed them. A report from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) says that 24 percent of arriving child refugees under five were suffering from acute malnutrition...
  • Pluralistic caliphate recipe
    Displaced persons and refugees in the Middle East
    As part of a series on Middle East foreign policy analysis, this one begins with people who are in trouble. The article series was initiated by a reader who is seeking to understand who are the actors in the Middle East and related conflicts. The...
  • Pope Francis on special chair
    Pope Francis speaks out against religious persecution in Iraq
    On Sunday, August 10, John Hooper of The Guardian reported that Pope Francis spoke out against the way that militant Muslims in Iraq have been actively persecuting Christians and others for their religious beliefs ever since the Islamic State ...
  • Child refugee
    Why did Central American leaders meet with President Obama?
    From an American viewpoint, the Central American Presidents were called on the carpet for permitting their citizens to suffer so badly that they sought to escape to the U.S. as refugees. From the Central American presidents’ viewpoint,...
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