Posts Tagged ‘refugee’

Biden news – live: President quadruples refugee cap as adviser suggests he ‘wears mask outside out of habit’

Joe Biden enters House chamber for joint session of Congress Joe Biden has quadrupled the US’ refugee cap after facing a bipartisan backlash for being slow to increase the low number set by the Trump administration. The president formally confirmed the decision to raise the bar from 15,000 to 62,500 refugee admissions per year, three […]

Denmark should not put fear and insecurity into the hearts of Syrian refugee children | View

“I was at school when my best friend died next to me,” 14-year-old Amina told us, recounting her childhood in Syria, “Everyone had to get under their tables, everyone was stressed and crying. Children were dying. We didn’t know what to do,” she added from the Netherlands, where she now lives. Syria was no place […]

The Eruption of the Refugee Crisis and the Global Push for Vaccine Passports

SAINT VINCENT, GRENADINE ISLANDS — The controversy erupted on Twitter even as the 32,000-foot-high plume of smoke from Saint Vincent’s La Soufrière volcano was still rising in the sky. The firestorm on American social media platforms over reports that only those vaccinated against COVID-19 would be allowed to evacuate the eastern Caribbean island sheds light […]

Israeli Envoy to UN Slams US Decision to Resume Aid to UNRWA Refugee Agency Dedicated to Palestinians

Palestinians pass by the gate of an UNRWA-run school in Nablus in the West Bank, August 13, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Abed Omar Qusini. Israel’s envoy to the UN on Wednesday reacted angrily to the US State Department’s announcement that it was restoring aid to the Palestinians — including a $150 million sum for a UN agency […]

Facebook Scrubs Page Showing Supermarket Shooter Was Anti-Trump, Pro-Refugee Activist

The Japanese foreign minister has announced a plan to “transform Japan into a diversified multiethnic society” by encouraging mass immigration and giving foreign residents the right to vote. Toshimitsu Motegi is a politician for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and has served as the country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs since September 2019. During a Q […]

Fire At Rohingya Refugee Camp Destroys Hundreds Of Shelters

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying hundreds of shelters and leaving thousands homeless, officials and witnesses said. The fire at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district broke out in the late afternoon and spread quickly through at least four blocks, […]

UNDP praises Iran for refugee support

TEHRAN – Iran has always been praised by the world for being committed to global policies in providing financial assistance and support to vulnerable groups and refugees, Claudio Providas, United Nations Development Program representative to Iran said. He made the remarks in a meeting with the head of the Welfare Organization, Vahid Qobadi-Dana, in Tehran […]

Refugee Shabbat – a Project of HIAS

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Iran’s only female Olympic medalist to compete as refugee in Tokyo

  Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, fled to Germany last year after several offers to compete for the Netherlands, […]

A Holocaust refugee’s son is one of the most powerful politicians in Congo

Like many powerful politicians in Africa, Moise Katumbi goes by multiple titles. He is widely seen as the leader of the opposition of his native Democratic Republic of Congo, and he’s the president of its TP Mazembe soccer team, which is one of Africa’s finest. Now Katumbi is also closer than he’s ever been to […]

Biden’s Revocation of Trump Order Leaves Refugee Resettlement Opponents with Few Options

President Joe Biden’s revocation of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13888 requiring state and local consultation prior to the resettlement of refugees in any community may be an indication his administration plans to ignore a key requirement of The Refugee Act of 1980. Federal courts currently seem unlikely to side with critics of the refugee […]

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. […]

Luxembourg minister tells her Jewish family’s refugee story to students

“It is not because you ran away that you are a poor person.” “Some of [the refugees] had normal lives: a job, a family. They didn’t want to run. They had to.” It was in these words that Luxembourg’s Integration Minister Corinne Cahen spoke to high school students from around the world, explaining to them the […]

Germany Set to Detain COVID Rulebreakers in Refugee Camps

A new peer reviewed study by Stanford researchers has found that mandatory lockdowns do not provide more benefits to stopping the spread of COVID-19 than voluntary measures such as social distancing. The study compared countries that had imposed mandatory lockdowns, such as England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the U.S., to those that […]

Fire destroys homes, displaces thousands in UN Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh (VIDEOS)

A devastating blaze swept through a decades-old UN Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in the early hours of Thursday, destroying more than 550 homes and displacing about 3,500 people, UN aid workers said. The fire struck a UN camp in southern Bangladesh, with footage circulating on social media of the flames raging and completely burning […]

Report: Executive at United Nations Refugee Agency to Join Biden National Security Council

An executive with the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency, which lobbies nations to accept mass migration, is expected to join President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Katie Tobin, external relations officer for the UN Refugee Agency, is reportedly likely to get a spot on Biden’s National Security Council overseeing transborder security. Tobin’s appointment would be one of […]

In West Bank refugee camps, Palestinians arm up for post-Abbas power struggle

In Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank, some residents are preparing weapons for a potential power struggle when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas finally leaves the stage. Abbas, 85, leader of the dominant Fatah movement and of the Palestinian Authority, has promised legislative and presidential elections in 2021, for the first time in more […]

UN refugee agency for Palestinians pays salaries, but crisis persists

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Biden Vows to Dramatically Raise Annual U.S. Refugee Target by 800%

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has vowed to increase America’s annual intake of refugees by over 800 percent if he is elected. After the Trump administration established an upper limit of 15,000 refugees, Biden has promised to dramatically increase that number to a staggering 125,000. In a prerecorded video for a virtual celebration of Jesuit […]

France Beheading Terrorist Revealed to be Boat Refugee Who Arrived Via Italy

    [embedded content] The terrorist who beheaded a woman and killed two others near a church in Nice, France has been revealed to be a Tunisian boat migrant who arrived on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa last month. The attack followed the beheading of Samuel Paty earlier this month, a school teacher who was […]

Greek Locals, Migrants Clash at Hotel Rented by UN for ‘Refugee Children’

Tensions reportedly boiled over in a Greek town where nearly 40 ‘unaccompanied minors’ were quietly moved into a hotel by the United Nations – to the dismay of local residents. In an operation reportedly overseen by Greek NGO METAdrati and the U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM), 39 ‘refugee children’ were brought to the mainland […]

Palestinian refugee receives Spanish citizenship after discovering Jewish Sephardic roots

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David Miliband: It’s time the EU restarts and scales up refugee resettlement after COVID-19 ǀ View

With news headlines fixated on COVID-19’s impact on tourism and the inconvenience of quarantine rules on holidaymakers, it is easy to lose sight of the humanitarian impacts of the restrictions to international travel. But after months of standstill, the resumption of flights is potentially life-saving news for the more than 10,000 refugees whose resettlement to […]

Palestinian refugee agency warns of instability amid financial crisis

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Sicily’s governor issues decree ordering refugee camps to be closed

The governor of Sicily has issued a decree ordering the clearing of all refugee camps. Nello Musumeci said the order affects migrants in every reception centre in Sicily, adding that the Italian federal government has shown ‘absolute indifference, silence and omission’ on the matter. Watch Giorgia Orlandi’s report in the media player above. 00 Hits: […]

France: African Refugee Admits to Setting Fire to Nantes Cathedral

Blacks are trying to burn down Western civilization. Daily Mail: A Rwandan refugee could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting setting fire to Nantes cathedral.   The 39-year-old man, who has solely been identified by his first name Emmanuel, worked as a volunteer security guard at the 15th-century Cathedral of Saint Peter and […]

Alleged North Korea “refugee” rams car into gates of US Embassy in Seoul

Russia Today reported Thursday, June 7, that an as yet unidentified driver drove a car into the gates of the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, screaming “help me!”, in an action that may have been an attempt to gain asylum in the US. The report, also run by London’s Mirror, is […]

‘How do you expect the young to forget?’: a visit to Shatila refugee camp

The heels of my shoes hit the dirty alleyways of the camp and I am instantly confronted with the harsh smell of filth. There is the awareness that the stench of death once filled these parts. This is Shatila refugee camp. To most of the outside world, a reminder of a massacre that once happened. […]

ISIS-linked militants show up in Syrian refugee camp under US control – Lavrov

“We have plenty of reports about strange things happening in the Al-Tanf area,” Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. “This area has no particular military value in terms of fighting terrorism. And in practical terms, we see a rise of presence in the region of militant groups, including those we believe to be connected with Islamic […]

An open letter from a Palestinian refugee to an ex-Irgun terrorist on the 70th year of the Nakba

This open letter from Salman Abu Sitta to Uri Avnery is the latest in an exchange that began in 2014. Mondoweiss published their earlier correspondence here.  Uri Avnery is a co-founder of the Israeli “peace bloc” Gush Shalom, a former Knesset member and a journalist. In his youth, he was a member of the paramilitary group […]

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