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UN urges Australia to stop separating refugees

UN urges Australia to stop separating refugees

Truth NGO – The United Nations voiced alarm Tuesday at Australia’s decision to “actively and indefinitely separate” the family of a recognized refugee in the country by deporting her husband to Sri Lanka. The UN refugee agency warned that “the deportation overnight of the father leaves his Sri Lankan partner, who is a recognized refugee, alone with their 11-month-old daughter.” …

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560,000 Palestinian refugees affected in the Syrian crisis

Dont Forget Over Half a Million Palestinians from Syria

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Pierre Krähenbühl revealed that “the lives of 560,000 Palestine refugees have been impacted by the deepening conflict in Syria and 430,000 Palestine refugees – 95 per cent of those Palestine refugees remaining in Syria – are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance”. In his speech at an international conference …

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UN says 400000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school

UN says 400000 Syrian child refugees in Turkey not in school

Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey. But despite a more than 50 percent increase in enrollment since last June, over 40 percent of children of school-going age – or 380,000 child refugees – are still missing out on an education, UNICEF said today. “For the first time since the start of the …

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Lesbos Fatal Blast a Stark Reminder of Hardships Refugees Face in Greece

Lesbos Fatal Blast a Stark Reminder of Hardships Refugees Face in Greece

Greece and EU Should Deal With Crowded Conditions on the Islands. The fatal explosion at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Thursday night is a stark reminder of the perilous conditions faced by thousands of asylum seekers in Greece. The explosion, likely caused by a cooking gas container, killed an elderly Kurdish woman and her young grandchild …

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Italian navy saves 550 refugees as smugglers’ trawler capsizes in Med

Italian navy saves 550 refugees as smugglers' trawler capsizes in Med

Praise for sailors’ swift action as dramatic photographs show overloaded boat turning over as naval vessel approaches. More than 500 people narrowly escaped drowning on Wednesday after their smugglers’ boat capsized in the southern Mediterranean, a series of dramatic photographs have revealed. As Italian naval ships approached to rescue the stricken asylum-seekers, their boat – a repurposed trawler – tipped …

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Nazi language becoming increasingly common in Germany’s discussion of refugee crisis, researchers say

Nazi language becoming increasingly common in Germany's discussion of refugee crisis, researchers say

Rise in use of Nazi phrases comes amid unprecended growth in number of attacks on asylum seekers and refugee accommodation. Following the conclusion of World War II, Germany embarked on an initiative to rid their society, culture and politics of any remains of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi ideology. However, researchers have said words belonging to the years of the Third Reich …

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