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Refugee: 'I fear that I will die' in Cambodia

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bangkok: Two Iranian refugees on Nauru have reportedly given up hope of living in Australia and have agreed to resettle in Cambodia, reviving a $55 million agreement that was teetering on collapse.
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Greek police move to shut down Idomeni refugee camp

Aljazeera.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Greek authorities have begun an operation to clear the country's largest informal refugee camp in Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 700 riot police.
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Divert 10% of EU funds to deal with refugee crisis, says Germany

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
“We need to respond to this with new instruments and my proposal regarding the refugee crisis is that 10% of the EU budget be shifted in order to respond to this crisis,” said Müller, speaking on the sidelines of the world humanitarian summit in Istanbul.
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Germany's refugees struggle to fit in with everyone else

USA TODAY - ‎5 hours ago‎
LEIPZIG, Germany - Mohammad Shafiq survived an assassination attempt by the Pakistani Taliban, narrowly avoided drowning when crossing the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece in a smuggler's boat and endured the agonies of family separation.
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Child refugees will get to Sesame Street

SBS - ‎18 hours ago‎
According to UNHCR figures, 51 per cent of refugees worldwide are under 18. Many are affected by the trauma of their situation and have little or no access to educational services.
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US Leaders Are Turning Their Backs on Syrian Refugees and Public Opinion

U.S. News & World Report - ‎5 hours ago‎
A U.S. senator from Louisiana, then a gubernatorial candidate, said it would be "outrageous and irresponsible" to let Syrian refugees seek safety in the U.S. The mayor of one of the largest cities in Virginia said refugees weren't welcome in his town ...

They were on opposite sides of protests about bringing refugees to Montana — but now they've formed an unlikely bond

PRI - ‎8 hours ago‎
Mary Poole, in the red jacket on the left, holds a sign during a March 1 pro-refugee demonstration in downtown Missoula she helped organize with the group she co-founded, Soft Landing Missoula.

Election 2016: One in five Australians would offer a refugee their spare room

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The poll also found 26 per cent of Australians agreed "a larger number of refugees" should be allowed to settle here versus 46 per cent who disagreed and 28 per cent who neither agreed nor disagreed or didn't know.

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Stars and Stripes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, the European Union recently announced 400 new scholarships for Syrian students, and colleges in Europe have also started offering financial aid to refugees. But the demand still far exceeds what schools can offer. Thousands of Syrians apply ...

Iceland agrees to take in second group of Syria refugees

Iceland Monitor - ‎6 hours ago‎
The proposal came from Eygló Harðardóttir, Minister for Social Affairs and Housing, on the basis of recommendations from the Ministry's Refugee Committee. The government agreed to the proposal this morning, paving the way for a second group of Syrian ...

Catholic sisters' campaign urges inclusion for refugees

DesMoinesRegister.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
The statement is part of a broader campaign organized by ten Midwest groups of Catholic sisters with the intent of having communities and politicians welcome refugees, according to a press release. Billboards are also set to be on display in June and ...

Most Americans Think The U.S. Should Do More To Accept Refugees

Co.Exist - ‎10 hours ago‎
Over the last six months or so, Congress has proposed 31 anti-refugee bills—with about half of those specifically targeting Muslims or Syrians.
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The asylum seeker debate has well and truly taken over the election campaign as we head towards the end of week two

Herald Sun - ‎May 22, 2016‎
In 1976, Malcolm Fraser as prime minister was privately warned by his own Immigration Department of what Dutton says publicly now - the Lebanese refugees we were taking in would struggle to fit in, lacking the skills, language and cultural compatibility.

71% of Americans would let refugees into the country

Fast Company - ‎3 hours ago‎
Forget any anti-refugee rhetoric you think you may have heard. Turns out, most Americans believe the U.S. should be doing more to help refugees, according to a new poll conducted by Amnesty International.

Number of refugees arriving in Belgrade "steadily rising"

B92 - ‎13 hours ago‎
On its Facebook page, the Info Park network said that refugees are arriving and the numbers are steadily rising, as "both south and east borders are porous, or someone has decided to help Greece a bit and let some hot air out from the pressure cooker ...

So where are the refugees?

The Mercury - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The announcement was read by most Australians as a bid by the then PM to rebuild the nation's flagging reputation surrounding compassionate resettlement of refugees, and was seen as a bold statement of intent to the many thousands of Australian ...
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Corporations contribute $750K to help Syrian refugees pay for housing in Toronto

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Three corporations are contributing $750,000 to a new pilot program that will help Syrian refugees pay for the rental units they have found in Toronto, the Community Foundations of Canada says.

Parents' shock as bus carrying Syrian refugees descends on UK primary school grounds

Mirror.co.uk - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Parents have described their shock after a bus carrying Syrian refugees descended on the grounds of their children's primary school.
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Syrians deserve the same shot at the American Dream that Vietnam War refugees got 40 years ago

Quartz - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Indochina Migration and Refugee Act granted political migrants from Vietnam and surrounding countries special status to enter the United States and established a resettlement program.
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Family reunion offers Vietnamese refugees chance to reflect

MetroNews Canada - ‎8 hours ago‎
When University of British Columbia student Samantha Truong realized her family's wedding celebration had transformed into a reunion of more than 300 former Vietnamese refugees from around the globe, she immediately saw parallels to today's Syrian ...
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