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  • Refugees trying to get into Macedonia
    Macedonia expects three thousand refugees per day for months to come
    In what has become the largest refugee crisis since World War II, another 3,000 people are expected to arrive in Macedonia every single day for the next few months. People are fleeing war-torn nations across Northern Africa and Asia, trying to get...
  • President Pierre Nkurunziza
    Burundi's elections postponed in the midst of crisis
    Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza issued a decree on Saturday postponing the elections by a week in the midst of an ongoing crisis in the East African nation. The elections had initially been scheduled for July 15, but are now planned...
  • Actress Angelina Jolie and her daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
    Angelina Jolie Pitt and her daughter Shiloh met with Syrian refugees
    Angelina Jolie Pitt and her daughter Shiloh decided to leave the comfort and security of their mansion in Hollywood for a visit to a Syrian refugee camp. International Business Times reported on July 10, 2015, Jolie Pitt and her 9-year-old...
  • Electronic cards play key role in food aid for refugees
    Why this card is vital for refugees
    With a record number of refugees globally, it's especially important the role technology can play in helping them. A tiny, little plastic card actually makes a world of difference for Syrian refugees.It's called an electronic card, or e...
  • Refugee raft
    Carnival Breeze rescues refugees
    I've witnessed a lot of unique and different things as a travel journalist of some 20 years, and yesterday I added another event to that list. On the back end of a six-night Western Caribbean cruise with Carnival Cruise Line aboard the Breeze,...
  • Refugees await their fate after arriving
    Boat carrying refugees capsizes in the Mediterranean, hundreds feared dead
    A boat carrying hundreds of refugees from war torn countries such as Libya capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Europe on Sunday. Only 28 survivors and another 24 bodies were recovered, leaving hundreds more unaccounted for and likely...
  • 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,...
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