Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Refugee Children Explain How Education Helped Put Their Trauma Behind Them

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May 04 (IPS) - Eighteen-year-old Chuol Nyakoach lives in the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella, Ethiopia. Chuol is grateful that despite the trauma...

Deadly shipwreck off Venezuela underscores need for safe migration pathways, protection

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The latest shipwreck in the Caribbean has highlighted the need for safe migration pathways, particularly in the COVID-19 era when many borders remain closed,...

Libya shipwreck claims 130 lives despite SOS calls, says UN migration agency

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A shipwreck off the Libyan coast has reportedly claimed the lives of 130 people, despite SOS calls for help, the UN migration agency IOM said on Friday.  Read the full...

Climate change link to displacement of most vulnerable is clear: UNHCR

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Weather-related crises have triggered more than twice as much displacement as conflict and violence in the last decade, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. Read...

UNICEF reports sharp rise in migrant children in Mexico

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The number of migrant children reported in Mexico has increased sharply, jumping from 380 to nearly 3,500 since the beginning of the year: a...

Thousands flee fresh clashes in Central African Republic: UN agency

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Recent fighting between government forces and rebels in northern Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 2,000 refugees into neighboring Chad over the...

Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work

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Apr 16 (IPS) - Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic...

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

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The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council...

Rohingya Children Find Refuge in Education

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DHAKA, Apr 09 (IPS) - Although learning centres in Cox’s Bazar Kutupalong Refugee Camp are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mariom Akhter,...

Clash of Cultures Is it Real or a Smokescreen?

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AMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 08 (IPS) - The notion of “Clash of Cultures” is most frequently used as a justification for anti-immigrant prejudice and, particularly...

Migrants left stranded and without assistance by COVID-19 lockdowns

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Travel restrictions during the COVID pandemic have been particularly hard on refugees and migrants who move out of necessity, stranding millions from home, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.  Read the full story, “Migrants...

UNRWA chief reports on despair and hope among Palestinians, as US announces $150 million...

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Despair is growing in Palestinian refugee camps across the Middle East, but signs of hope are sprouting amid ongoing occupation, economic hardship and the...

Was Trumps Family-Separation Policy Torture?

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SEATTLE, Apr 07 (IPS) - “A crime against humanity” and “a disgrace to our great country”: that’s how 99-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the last...

UNHCR urges greater protection for Sahel communities after deadly attack

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Ten days after armed groups carried out a deadly attack on three villages near the western Niger town of Tillia, UN humanitarians have repeated their call for greater...

Vintage French rugby pros tackle refugee integration in the vineyards

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An association run by former rugby professionals in the French wine-making region of Bordeaux is supporting the integration of refugees, through career training, work...