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  • 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,...
  • What do Central American presidents say for themselves?
    What do Central American presidents say for themselves?
    Another way to ask, what are Central American presidents doing to collaborate with President Obama to address the problem that results in refugees flooding America’s southern border? The presidents from Central American nations that are the...
  • Real libertarians say: immigration is a government program
    Real libertarians say: immigration is a government program
    On July 8, Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark released a statement called “Libertarians say: Let the immigrant children in,” which says that the Central American children currently crossing the Mexican border into the United...
  • Unaccompanied child refugees, assylum seekers in US detention
    Cities asked to detain 1000s of child refugees is illegal, a human rights abuse?
    As cities with populations over 250,000 people and an airport consider a federal government request this week to host in a facility child refugees and asylum seekers flooding through the Mexican border, the United Nations has issued a strong...
  • Refugees from Central America
    Humanitarian crisis at the border
    If you are an American from Latino descent, you probably have more unique insight and empathy for the illegal immigration problem and refugee problem evident on our southern border. Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have similar backgrounds in that...
  • WFP providing food to refugees from Nigeria
    Violence in Nigeria causing child hunger crisis
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is feeding thousands of Nigerians who have fled violence in their home country. The displaced persons have sought refuge in northeast Cameroon.WFP is finding alarming malnutrition rates among these refugees....
  • Refugees
    Asylum applies to adults, not children
    If you are a child or adult and you want to apply for refugee status in the United States, the process begins by filling out a form when you are still in your home country. If you are a child, an adult would have to help with that, and probably...