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Ordinary Canadians, trying to intervene in one of the worst problems on earth. Desperate Syrians, shocked that strangers were adopting them for a year. We spent a year asking: How will this work out? A series by Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn The New York Times Refugees Welcome… Read More »

Europe is failing to help a generation of traumatised children

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Eight million child refugees is a mental health time bomb. The Guardian Joan Smith Ignoring it now would be a terrible mistake Everyone knows there’s an… Europe is failing to help a… Read More »

Daily Bread Food Bank behind on food donations by large margin

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It may be because more people are choosing to donate money over food, according to executive director. By FAKIHA BAIG Staff Reporter The Star The Daily Bread Food Bank is behind on its food collection goal for the holidays by about 900,000 pounds as… Daily Bread Food… Read More »

Refugee praised as ‘inspirational’ by BBC deemed inadmissible to Canada

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An activist praised for her “campaigns for independence for Balochistan” from Pakistan has had her asylum hearing suspended by Canadian border-enforcement authorities. The Star Nicholas Keung A refugee named by the BBC as one of the world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” women in 2016 has had her asylum claim suspended by Ottawa because of her activism. Karima Mehrab was recognized by… Refugee praised as ‘inspirational’ by… Read More »

Pope urges end to Syria fighting in Christmas message

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“It is time for weapons to be still forever and actively seek negotiated solution,” Francis says in Vatican address. Al Jazeera Pope Francis has urged an end to the fighting in Syria as he gave his Christmas address at the Vatican, saying “far too… Pope urges end… Read More »

Nigel Farage hits out after Archbishop says 2016 has left world ‘awash with division’

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FORMER Ukip leader Nigel Farage has hit out at the Archbishop of Canterbury, after he said the past year had left a world “awash with division and fear”. Sunday Express In his Christmas Day sermon, the Most Rev Justin Welby said 2016 had left people facing a future that… Nigel Farage hits… Read More »

Drexel Professor Has A History Of Hating White People And Wishing For Their Genocide

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Drexel associate professor of political science George Ciccariello-Maher has a long history of espousing racist views towards white people on Twitter and has at times supported genocide. Alex Pfeiffer The Daily Caller Cicariello-Maher, a white man who specializes in race and racism among other topics, has been the… Drexel Professor Has… Read More »

The White Envelope

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It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. As told by Nancy W. Gavin ‘becomingmimimalist‘ No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the… The White Envelope… Read More »

Mediterranean crossings death toll ‘highest ever,’ says UN

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UN Refugee Agency calls death toll a ‘devastating milestone.’ By ESTHER KING Politico The number of migrants who have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2016 is the highest ever recorded, the United Nations Refugee Agency said in a statement Friday. Mediterranean crossings death… Read More »

Japan – a wealthy nation with poor children

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NGOs and volunteers say increasing numbers of young Japanese are existing below the poverty line and that the government should be doing more to tackle a problem with major implications for society. Julian Ryall reports. Julian Ryall (Tokyo) Deutsche Welle Given its status as one of the wealthiest nations in the… Japan – a wealthy… Read More »

Thousands of refugees left in cold, as UN and EU accused of mismanagement

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United Nations refugee agency and EU’s Echo aid department accused of failing to properly ‘winterise’ camps The Guardian Patrick Kingsley The UN refugee agency and the EU’s aid department have been accused by other aid groups of mismanaging a multimillion-pound fund earmarked for the most vulnerable refugees in Europe, leaving thousands sleeping in… Thousands of refugees left… Read More »

Nauru refugee says medical treatment withheld after he had heart attack

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‘Yusuf’ says medical transfer to Papua New Guinea did not eventuate and he still suffers from chest pains and numbness The Guardian Melissa Davey A refugee on Nauru says he has been denied appropriate medical treatment since suffering a heart attack more than one month ago. On 5 November the… Nauru refugee says… Read More »

UN raises alarm on hunger in Kenya and Eastern Africa

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Persistence of severe drought is likely to push the number of hungry Kenyans beyond the 1.3 million already considered “food insecure,” a United Nations agency has warned. Daily Nation Kevin J. Kelley “Based on the latest predictions, the impacts of the current drought in the southern part of the country will lessen by mid-2017, but counties in the north — in particular Turkana, Marsabit, Wajir and Mandera — will steadily get… UN raises alarm on hunger in… Read More »

How far would you really go for the Syrians?

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The atrocities unfolding in Aleppo over the past few weeks have resulted in a reinvigorated outpouring of global grief. On Line Opinion Marieke Jacobs Images of bloodied and lifeless bodies flood our socials, while the hashtags #prayforaleppo, #saveallepo, and #savesyria coalesce into a collective narrative of horror, compassion and despair. We have taken to the streets to… How far would you really go for… Read More »

Rise of far-right “idiots” may hit aid and refugees, say laureates, leaders

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“These idiots like Farage, Marine Le Pen propose simplistic solutions to deep-seated problems,” said Nobel peace laureate Jose Ramos-Horta By Nita Bhalla Thomson Reuters Foundation NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The rise of far-right politics across the… Rise of far… Read More »

Japan civic groups help refugees, despite official reluctance

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Japan is known for its negative attitude to immigration. Asia Times Satoko Horii Japan is known for its negative attitude to immigration. While the door has been… Japan civic groups help… Read More »