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Packed into an area meant for a much smaller number of refugees and with little sanitation or healthcare, the new arrivals provided fertile ground for the highly contagious respiratory disease to take hold. It quickly spread through the camps, with the World Health Organization reporting more than 3,600 ...
Life as a refugee is harsh. The Greek police detained Murat and his family upon their arrival. They stayed in police custody for a week until moving to a refugee camp. Once the refugees are caught without documents by Greek police, they have to register with local asylum services to receive a temporary ID ...

A Cardiff refugee has become the first in Wales to benefit from a loan system that will help him regain the ability to work as a dentist. Mohammed Al-Homsi was a qualified dentist in Syria but needs to re-qualify to practise in the UK. He has got a £10,000 loan from RefuAid which supports skilled refugees ...
In the small clinic where I work in Boston, it is rare to see a new, middle-aged patient who has yet to see a doctor in this city. Trust me -- we are everywhere. So when I saw an unfamiliar woman's name pop-up on my list for the afternoon, I was surprised to find an otherwise empty medical file. A recent ...
In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, Binwa Masoka, right, feeds her daughter Moshi Masoka, in their home in Corvallis, Ore. A childhood illness acquired in the Tanzania refugee camp where she was born left Moshi unable to walk, speak or feed herself. Binwa, 43, is paid by the state to be Moshi's full-time caregiver ...
The refugee, identified as Ahmed H, was give a 10-year prison sentence in November 2016 after a conviction based on Hungary's anti-terrorism law - which Amnesty International calls "vague" - for throwing stones at Hungarian police, using a megaphone to speak to the crowd of refugees on the border and ...

The Trump Administration intends to restrict the flow of refugees and immigrants into the United States, causing concern for organizations that help refugees and asylum seekers. Detroit's Freedom House is one such organization. The former convent houses asylum seekers, supporting and guiding them ...
Case managers play a key role in helping refugees in various areas such as education, legal advice, and administrative support. Ayman is a 32 years old Syrian refugee, whose life has changed since he received his refugee I.D. card. For four months, he has been trying to go through the registration ...
Darin Abdul Jawad, a 29-year-old Syrian refugee living in the province of Sanliurfa in southeastern Turkey, told Al-Monitor, "I have not been able to complete my university studies in speech therapy in Syria because of the war. Since many refugee children here [in Turkey] have speech problems, I reached ...
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is preparing to end its refugee resettlement program after 77 years in operation. The primary reason the program is closing down is because the numbers of refugees are down. The U.S. Department of State decreased the number of ...
As the siblings started to think about the idea in 2013, there was a refugee crisis occurring in Lebanon. A quarter of the country's population was made up of Syrian refugees, totaling some 1.3 million people in a country of just over 4 million. "You can only imagine the type of issues and hostility that these ...
Yet, when we look back at where we started from, we have enough reason to feel the satisfaction that a lot of good work has been done, especially in the areas of welcoming and protecting, to the benefit of thousands of refugees or people in a refugee-like situation. In today's circumstances and realities, ...
At about 5 a.m., they relate the next day, they happened upon a fellow African migrant who showed them the way to a refugee camp. At the camp, they borrowed someone's mobile phone to call their families. "You're alive?" they asked hesitantly at first, but then they sounded overjoyed and vowed to ...
Donald Trump's threat to cut financial assistance to the UN agency specifically responsible for Palestinian refugees will be a disaster not only for the refugees but also for Israel and neighbouring countries. It does not advance US interests either. Provoked by the Palestinian rejection of Trump's decision to ...
The U.S. Department of State decreased the number of refugees who can legally seek refuge in the United States from 110,000 to 45,000 annually. Also, the department's Bureau of population, refugees and Migration recently announced that all refugee resettlement sites across the country will be required ...
Since 2010, Japan has granted work permits to all asylum seekers six months after they file for refugee status. With the change, however, the country's Justice Ministry will only allow people to work if they are deemed to have a high chance of being recognized as refugees following an initial simplified ...
KYANGWALI, Uganda, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In western Uganda's Kyangwali refugee settlement, Tamari Mutesi teaches tailoring to young women who do not go to school. The initiative she works with aims to combat violence against young single mothers and other refugee girls, ...

... held the summit on Tuesday, which featured panel discussions on refugees' challenges within local communities and universities. Partners at the event were expected to sign an action charter which would set out what will be done by universities on their own campuses to address the refugee crisis.
President Donald Trump significantly trimmed the U.S. refugee program in 2017, implementing a tougher screening process and a travel ban on several majority Muslim countries, temporarily suspending the refugee resettlement program and capping the number of U.S.-bound refugees at 45,000 in the ...
At Least 15,000 Cameroonian refugees Flee to Nigeria Amid Crackdown. Jan. ... Abuja (Reuters) - More than 15,000 Cameroonian refugees have fled to Nigeria amid a crackdown on Anglophone separatists, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency and Nigerian government officials said on Thursday.
My final appointment is in Manchester, where on a cold Friday morning, I turn up at the basement offices of the human rights charity Rapar (refugee and asylum seeker Participatory Action Research), which works with an array of refugees. Among them are two men from the Democratic Republic of Congo, ...
Sources familiar with Zamal's case said his transfer to Australia appeared to have been stalled because of a stated policy that refugees transferred to Australia from offshore should be returned to Nauru or Manus once their medical treatment is complete. There are fears, given the extent of Zamal's mental ...
I reminded him that the government headed by his father, Menachem Begin, had absorbed hundreds of refugees from Vietnam (1977-79). "The Jewish people, which has known persecution, and knows, perhaps more than any other people the meaning of the word refugee," Menachem Begin said, "cannot ...
Rita Joy Osazee, a Nigerian refugee and Radwa al Nazer from Syria have been taking an age care training course at the Albert Schweitzer Reformed ... The training programme was organized by MigHelp, an NGO that aims to help refugees and migrants find employment by equipping them with skills to ...
According to UN sources, we are witnessing these days the largest refugee crisis since World War II, as approximately 65 million refugees roam the planet in search of a safe haven and a respite from bedlam. Their massive relocation sends tremors across continents fomenting a "refugee crisis," and fueling ...
Nearly seven years into Syria's civil war, Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon are becoming poorer, leaving children at risk of child labor and early marriage, aid organizations said on Tuesday. A recent survey by the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, U.N.'s World Food Program, and refugee ...
A young Syrian refugee has been given a lifetime membership at his local gym after a photo of him gazing through the window at the fitness equipment went viral. Mohammed Khaled, 12, who works as a shoeshiner in Adiyaman province, southern Turkey, was pictured outside the centre with a footstool ...
76 per cent of refugee households are living below this level. This means over three quarters of Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live on less than US$4 per day, leaving refugees with dwindling resources to meet their most basic needs. Refugee households are now spending on average just US$98 per ...
He set the limit for refugees allowed in the U.S. at 45,000, down from more than 100,000, and he's throttled even further back on those travelers from 11, mostly Muslim, countries. "It's been made super clear that this administration is very anti-refugee," says Kara Ulmer, head of World Relief Akron. She says ...
She said the IRC placed 2,200 refugees over the "last couple of years." Cronin Mather said the agency has since re-trained its staff, and no longer accepts refugee families that are larger than six people unless they already have familial ties to San Diego. The region's high rental prices and low vacancy ...
The Rohingya refugee crisis is also an education crisis. More than 655,000 people, some two-thirds of Myanmar's total Rohingya population, have fled to Bangladesh seeking sanctuary from the killing, rape, burning, and looting in Rakhine State. Yet, although some 60% of the displaced are children, ...
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called refugees "Muslim invaders" as he defended his country's refusal to take part in the EU's resettlement programme. ... Asked whether it was fair for Hungary to refuse to accept any refugees, while Germany accepted hundreds of thousands, Mr Orban, who is facing ...
This young Syrian refugee, shown here talking with a neighbour, fled Homs and now lives with her three sons in a dark, damp one-room garage originally intended to be a shop, in an alleyway with other similar shelters, in Ghazieh, Saida, Lebanon (file). Photo: UNHCR/Sebastian Rich ...
As many as 64 refugees are feared to have died after a traffickers' overcrowded rubber dinghy sank in what is thought to be the first shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea this year. Humanitarian groups who spoke with survivors said 86 people were rescued from the boat hours after it took on water and ...
In return, Al-Jebory offers other refugees the same kindness. She recounted ... The family applied for refugee status in Damascus, Syria, where they hoped to begin a new life. ... The family was one of nearly 12,000 refugees who arrived in Chicago since 2007, including 7,800 from Iraq and 1,116 from Syria.
The Riverdale Baptist Church sponsored and welcomed two refugee families to Whitehorse -- the first in late 2016 and the second early last year -- and has since said goodbye to both of them. "We're looking at this as something that is very positive," said Hillary Gladish, who speaks for the church. Gladish ...
Turkey is the largest host of refugees in the world with over 3.4 million now living in the country, and with 90% of Syrian refugees living in urban centres. Whereas the dominant representation of a refugee is of someone living in a refugee camp, the largest percentage of the recently displaced are living in ...
Richard Olango Abuka quickly established himself, winning a "Point of Light" award from then-President George H. W. Bush for helping other African refugees. He studied to be an accountant and coached children's soccer. Walter Lam is president and CEO of the Alliance for African Assistance, a nonprofit ...
Last week, U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley said the Trump Administration was seriously considering cutting funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), an agency that provides assistance to about 5 million Palestinian refugees. Haley said the Trump ...
Beirut, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Lebanon Christophe Martin said Monday that the majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon want to return home. According to a statement by the presidential media office, Martin made the remarks during his meeting ...
Chavez Guevara, 37, has lived and worked in the U.S. under the refugee deportation protection known as Temporary Protected Status--but now must say goodbye to his wife and three U.S.-born daughters. "All my dreams and hopes ended today. My life and the life of my family will end," Chavez Guevara ...
Orban has taken frequent aim at the European Union's refugee policies. He has fiercely protested the EU's demand that Hungary take in about 1,300 refugees in an effort to distribute asylum claims throughout the continent. He's spent millions of dollars on border fences, and called migration "a poison.
The public consultation is due to close 12 March. The Scottish refugee Council hailed the move which they said would help many rebuild their lives in the country. The charity's policy officer, Graham O'Neill, told The Scotsman: "There is no reason why refugees who are rebuilding their lives here should ...
The meeting was convened as a follow-up to AAPSU's demand in June last year here, seeking an early solution to the contentious refugee issue, the release added. An all-party meeting convened by CM Pema Khandu on June 19, 2017, had decided to move the Union Home Ministry to revive the Joint ...
Helana's new Mayor Wilmot Collins, left, is sworn into office by Judge Mike Menahan, Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, in the Capitol Rotunda in Helena, Mont. Collins is a Liberian refugee who was elected... (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP) More ...
... him to change his order that partially lifted a Trump Administration refugee ban. Just before Christmas, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle imposed a nationwide injunction that blocks restrictions on reuniting refugee families and partially lifted a ban on refugees from 11 mostly Muslim countries.
In short, this attack is about taking Palestinian refugees, like Jerusalem, "off the table" - consistent with the view articulated by U.S. Ambassador to Israel ... What about the argument that UNRWA perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem by conferring refugee status on descendants of those who lost ...
"That's fake news. We don't know where that story is coming from. We don't know why it keeps coming up," he said Friday. The UN refugee agency in November said about 27,500 Eritreans and 7,800 Sudanese were in Israel and that only eight Eritreans and two Sudanese had been recognized as refugees ...
Austria's right-wing Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said refugees should be housed in military barracks and subject to a night curfew while they're seeking asylum. Newly sworn-in Strache told Austria's ORF broadcaster on Thursday it should be discussed whether "from a specific evening time ...
... Altone of the refugee Community Health Partnership Program of Trinity Alliance said he and his wife and co-organizer Susan Kuruk focus on cold-weather preparedness with their refugee clients. He recalled one instance eight years ago, when he was a volunteer with the U.S. Committee for refugees ...


 

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