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After three days on the road, South Sudanese refugees arrive at the newly constructed Gure Shembola Camp in Ethiopia. Photo: UNHCR/Diana Diaz
20 June 2017 – With a record 65.6 million people last year forcibly uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres...
Syrians fleeing conflict account for 12 million of the world's displaced people. AFP
A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of...
The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program is pleased to announce the selection of Lorna Solis as a 2017 World Fellow.  Lorna is founder and CEO of Blue Rose Compass, a...
Illham Alarabi is one of those indomitable women who takes everything in stride. The kind of unflappable mother who can single-handedly extract her oldest son from a squabble...
Becca Heller, 35, a founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project, attending a fund-raiser at the Seagram heir Charles Bronfman’s home in New York last month. Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times
Tipped off by her Washington sources that an executive order blocking refugees was coming, Becca Heller fired off messages to her vast network of law students and pro bono...
The Danish authorities have called for Zarmena Waziri, 70, who has dementia, to be deported to Afghanistan. She has suffered multiple strokes and has high blood pressure. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times
Zarmena Waziri’s dementia is so severe that when she recently ate an orange she forgot to swallow and nearly choked to death. She has suffered multiple strokes, has high...
Refugees in Lesbos
A group of Syrian refugees stranded on a Greek island launched a hunger strike in protest at the long processing of their asylum application, witnesses told dpa on Monday....

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