Posts Tagged ‘refugees’

World Refugee Day: How Europe can work with refugees to emerge from the pandemic

The pandemic has not made an easy year for anyone, least of all for refugees. Many who rely on help from the community with accessing services have been faced with virus-fighting policies that favour isolation. “Even before the pandemic it was not easy to understand the medical system or the bank,” said Dr Haytham al-Hamwi, […]

UNHCR hails success of former refugees in Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Dedicated fans of the Eurovision Song Contest may not have been aware that among those taking part this year were three former refugees. The UNHCR announced that the former refugees were participating in the annual international event to give inspiration to other people in a similar situation. Two of them took part in the final […]

Jewish Refugees

Jewish Refugees The Argus 10 Dec 1938 p.33 From the State Library of Victoria’s Newspapers collection 00

The Australian Savior of Thousands of Pontian Greek Refugees

The statue of George Treloar next to Pontian girl Lemona at Ballarat. Credit: https://monumentaustralia.org.au/ Australian military officer George Treloar saved thousands of Pontian Greek refugees who were forced to flee their ancestral homes in Turkey in the 1920s. In 2019 Greek Australians raised money to create a statue of Treloar, the savior of Pontus Hellenism. Seated […]

Refugees arriving in US unlikely to exceed cap set by Trump

President Joe Biden under political pressure, agreed to admit four times as many refugees this budget year as his predecessor did, but resettlement agencies concede the number actually allowed into the U.S. will be closer to the record-low cap of 15,000 set by former President Donald Trump Refugee advocates say they are grateful for the […]

Ben-Gurion’s uncensored diary revealed: ‘Pester and motivate the refugees to move eastward’

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While Syrians are selling organs at home, refugees in Denmark face repatriation

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Don’t be scared of Biden’s commitment to Palestinian refugees

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US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated under President Donald Trump The State Department said it would provide a total of $235 million to projects in the West Bank and Gaza […]

Biden resumes U.S. aid to UN agency supporting Palestinian refugees

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EU pledges $657m for Syrian refugees

The EU on Tuesday pledged €560 million ($657 million) in support for the Syrian people, Anadolu Agency reported. “I’m proud to announce that the European Union is reconfirming its pledge,” the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said at the opening of the donor conference titled Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region. The EU top […]

Myanmar refugees fleeing military crackdown turned away by neighboring Thailand & India – reports

People trying to get out of Myanmar amid a violent military crackdown on dissent after the February 1 coup are being refused entry to neighboring Thailand and India, activists and media reports claim. Around 2,000 refugees crossed into Thailand over the weekend after villages along the border area were targeted by airstrikes, but were forced […]

Save Sheikh Jarrah: The online campaign giving hope to Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem

Residents of Karm al-Jaouni live under the threat of forcible eviction that would see them replaced by Israeli settlers Nabil al-Kurd, a long-time resident of Karm al-Jaouni, stands next to a wall graffitied with “We will not leave” in Arabic (MEE/Aseel Jundi) By Aseel Jundi in Sheikh Jarrah Published date: 22 March 2021 16:06 UTC  At first glance, everything […]

Syrian refugees tortured by Lebanese security forces, Amnesty report says

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Albert Einstein letter on helping Jewish refugees during WWII up for auction

A letter typed and signed by Albert Einstein during World War II, with moving content regarding helping Jewish refugees, will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on March 25, 2021 in Los Angeles. The starting price will be $10,000. Written in English in June 1939 on his personal blind-embossed letterhead from Princeton, the Jewish-German […]

Denmark to send almost 100 Syrian refugees home as Damascus is ‘safe’

Denmark has become the first European country to strip Syrian refugees of their residency permits, saying they must return home as Damascus is now safe to go back to. In total, 94 Syrian refugees have had their permits removed, with Denmark’s immigration minister Mattias Tesfaye last month insisting that the Scandinavian country had been “open […]

Myanmar’s Christian refugees hold anti-coup protest in India

About 300 refugees from a Christian minority community from Myanmar held a demonstration in India s capital on Wednesday against last month’s military takeover in their country and demanded the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other Myanmar leaders. They chanted “Restore democracy in Burma” and “Shame on you dictator” and carried placards […]

Protests By Outraged Refugees Close UNRWA Food Distribution Points in Gaza

[Gaza City – The Media Line] Dozens of Palestinian refugees protested outside the headquarters of the United Nations agency for refugees in the southern Gaza governorate of Khan Younis on Sunday, to express their rejection of the ongoing cuts to the agency’s services and of its recent decision to implement a unified food basket system […]

Biden Plan to Increase Refugees This Year Twists the Refugee Act of 1980

President Biden’s proposal to increase the FY 2021 refugee resettlement ceiling to 62,500, first reported by CNN on Friday, twists and contorts the Refugee Act of 1980, which authorizes the president to set the annual refugee resettlement ceiling for each fiscal year in a letter sent to Congress the month before the fiscal year begins. […]

Beijing Biden Revokes Americans’ Ability to Stop Refugees Being Dumped in Their Communities

President Biden has signed an executive order which will stop local and state governments from being able to reject refugees from flooding into their towns and communities. The previous policy under President Donald Trump (EO 13888) granted power to state and local governments to decide for themselves whether or not they have enough capacity to provide refugees […]

Biden set to accept more refugees after years of Trump restrictions

US President Joe Biden will issue an executive order to build up the country’s capacity to accept refugees, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said during a White House briefing on Thursday, but the timing of the action remains unclear. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said later in the briefing that she did not expect […]

The double refugees: The family who fled Syria’s civil war and ended up in war-torn Nagorno-Karabakh

A s soldiers advanced on the village, Raffi and his family fled without a single bag of clothes – setting off, once more, into exile. The trio had left the hardships of Syria the previous year to start a new life in Nagorno-Karabakh, the breakaway enclave within Azerbaijan populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians. For […]

In last push before Trump exits, GOP tries to erase Palestinian refugees

In one final push before Donald Trump leaves office, some Republican Members of Congress are attempting to push the Trump administration to declassify a State Department report that distinguishes between Palestinian refugees born in Palestine before Israel’s establishment in 1948 and their descendants.  On December 11, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and 21 of his fellow […]

Move to relocate Rohingya refugees to remote island criticised by human rights groups

More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees are being relocated to a remote island as part of the first phase of a controversial relocation program launched by the Bangladeshi goverment. Some 1,640 men, women, and children are being moved from Bangladesh’s southern port of Chittagong to the remote island of Bhasan Char. Around a million Rohingya refugees […]

Israel’s UN Ambassador Demands Recognition of Jewish Refugees

The Media Line — Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan on Tuesday informed the body’s secretary-general, António Guterres, that he will soon present a draft resolution recognizing Jews that were forced to flee Arab and Muslim countries following the creation of Israel as refugees. “The establishment of the Jewish state was one of […]

Afghan coach wins Nansen Award for empowering refugees in Iran

TEHRAN – Rozma Ghafouri, a 29-year-old sports coach, won the UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious annual prize that honors those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to help forcibly displaced or stateless people. She is the co-founder of the Youth Initiative Fund project, a community-based initiative that seeks to get refugee children in […]

When Will Jewish Refugees From Arab Nations Get the Justice They Deserve?

Iraqi Jews leaving Lod airport in Israel on their way to the Ma’abara transit camp, 1951. Photo: Israel Government Press Office. JNS.org – When the mainstream media and United Nations refer to refugees in the context of the Israeli -Palestinian conflict, they’re usually referring only to the so-called Palestinian refugees. While much can be said […]

On the brink, UN agency for Palestinian refugees pleads for funds to pay salaries

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Trump, denouncing refugees, slashes US admissions to record low

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Donald Trump has slashed US admissions of refugees to a record low of no more than 15,000 as he fiercely denounced migrants from Somalia and other war-torn nations on the campaign trail. The State Department announced the number just half an hour before the start of the 2021 fiscal year […]

Refugees Welcome

You might wonder what could be a link between feminism and recent BLM “protests”? I am kidding, nobody could ever ponder this useless question, although, it has a definite answer that makes a lot of sense on its own. The link is the prominent among white female “protesters” sexual theme of symbolic offering themselves to […]

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