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Claims refugees skipping work to protest

SBS - ‎7 hours ago‎
Nauru's president claims advocates are goading refugees and asylum seekers to skip work on the island to become full-time protesters.
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Second refugee sets herself on fire

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has blamed refugee advocates, rather than his government's policies, for a spate of horrifying self-harm incidents at Nauru that included a young Somali woman named Hodan who set herself alight on Monday.
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Ministers to 'look again' at immigration bill over child refugees plan

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
David Cameron is considering further concessions on Britain accepting unaccompanied child refugees from Europe while coming under fresh pressure from campaigners to show compassion.
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Kindertransport man to Cameron: let in 3000 Syrian child refugees

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sir Erich Reich, chairman of Kindertransport-Association of Jewish Refugees, said the prime minister should do more to “help some of the most vulnerable victims” of the war.
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EU executive to propose asylum reforms and approve Turkey visa deal

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
European countries that refuse to give shelter to refugees could be forced to pay into the coffers of states that do, under plans to be unveiled by the European commission on Wednesday.
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Madrid Charity Day Raises €55000 For Syrian Refugees

ATP World Tour - ‎16 hours ago‎
Stars of tennis, basketball and entertainment came together on Friday evening for a special charity event on the eve of the Mutua Madrid Open.
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A disastrous global scenario is creating refugees in the US

Business Insider - ‎11 hours ago‎
If you've heard doom-and-gloom stories about climate change refugees, you've probably thought of the problem as something that only affects people living in far-flung places - countries that are not the United States.

In northern France, a Facebook call to aid refugees inspires a social movement

Quartz - ‎19 hours ago‎
For most of them, it started with a call to action on Facebook. Now, hundreds of people from across Europe find themselves living in northern France, helping the refugees stuck there in whatever way they can. What brought this group together was a ...

Refugees not benefiting from German job market boom

Deutsche Welle - ‎12 hours ago‎
"The results indicate that there will be major challenges in the coming years with regard to labor market integration for refugees," says Mareike Bünning, director of studies at the WZB in Berlin. Although recognized refugees have not been acknowledged ...

David Cameron prepares to allow some child refugees living in camps inside the EU

Daily Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
David Cameron is preparing to open the door to some child refugees living in camps inside the EU in a major climbdown. Under pressure from MPs and peers, Downing Street has accepted that it will not be able to face down a parliamentary revolt on their ...
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Vermont organization preps for Rutland refugees

WPTZ - ‎2 hours ago‎
"We're starting in a new community and we're starting with a new group, and that for us will be Syrians,” said Amila Merdzanovic, director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, a non-profit that's helped house about 8,000 refugees since the late ...

Women on the Move: Precarious Journeys - Protection for Women Refugees

European Parliament (press release) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
All refugees face great hardship but women and girls are among the most vulnerable of those travelling to the EU in search of protection from war, human rights abuses and deprivation.

United States Resettles 451 Syrian Refugees in April

Human Rights First - ‎14 hours ago‎
New York City—The State Department today released its official resettlement numbers for April, indicating that it resettled 451 Syrian refugees last month. This brings the seven-month total so far this fiscal year to 1,736 Syrian refugees, amounting ...

#3000chairs: the empty chairs of Syrian child refugees – in pictures

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Nicola wrote her poem in response to the UK government rejecting Lord Alf Dubs' prosposal to provide sanctuary for 3000 lone Syrian children refugees. The #3000chairs for 3000 children protest began with hundreds of original chair pictures posted online.

Syrian refugees turn to food banks as they struggle to cope with high cost of living

CBC.ca - ‎16 hours ago‎
Soseek Asoyan can be found at the Scott Mission in downtown Toronto twice a month, rooting around in bins for bread or bagels, picking up plastic bags filled with cans of lentils and produce.

Obama Plan to Cut Refugee Screening Time Raises Concerns About Terrorism

Washington Free Beacon - ‎13 hours ago‎
An Obama administration plan to resettle a greater number of foreign refugees in the United States by expediting the screening process is drawing concern from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are warning that the administration is not capable of properly ...
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'People are angry': Nauru refugees blame Turnbull government for man's death

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
A close friend of a refugee who died after setting himself alight on Nauru has slammed a delay in specialist medical treatment, claiming the Turnbull government is responsible for the man's death.

UN Needs $80 Million for Schools for Palestinian Refugees

ABC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on ...
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Syrian Bishop: West Must Stop Welcoming Refugees

Breitbart News - ‎18 hours ago‎
According to the Archbishop of Aleppo, when Westerners open their doors to Syrian refugees, it hurts, rather than helps, their cause.

Labor promises to resettle refugees

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
"We have to have policies that avoid the drownings at sea and we also have to treat people decently within our care," Mr Shorten responded.
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