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Olympic team highlights refugees' plight

Sky News Australia - ‎4 hours ago‎
A team of refugees, hand-picked by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is expected to hog the Rio 2016 spotlight from the very first day when they march as an independent team into the Olympic stadium just before hosts Brazil at the opening ...
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German Refugees Fear Those in Their Midst After Attack

Wall Street Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
BERLIN—When the news came in that a Syrian asylum applicant had carried out a suicide bombing in Ansbach on Sunday night, the director of a refugee shelter 300 miles to the north wondered if any of his residents would be capable of doing the same.

Germany Ramps Up Internship Programs for Refugees

Bloomberg - ‎6 hours ago‎
Adham was one of 40 refugees in a four-month pilot project that began last November, taking German classes and working in a Mercedes factory for part of the day.
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Pope Francis calls for solidarity with refugees during speech in Kraków

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Pope Francis has urged people to welcome refugees fleeing war and hunger in his first public words after arriving in Kraków, indicating that he would not duck the issue likely to be a significant cause of tension between him and the Polish government ...

Refugees at risk in Turkey and Calais

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Syrian refugees go about their lives backdropped by posters of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a refugee camp in Islahiye, Gaziantep province, southeastern Turkey, March 2016.
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PNG Supreme Court adjourns resettlement decision for refugees on Manus Island

ABC Online - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A court case involving five refugees at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island has been adjourned until next week.
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Refugee crisis: UK on course to fail pledge to resettle 20,000 ...

The Independent - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Government is not doing enough to meet its commitment to find places in Britain for 20000 Syrian refugees by 2020, an influential group of MPs has warned.

From the cold war to Syria: seven decades of refugee stories in Britain

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
It's 65 years since the Refugee convention was signed. In that time George Szirtes fled Hungary, Gillian Slovo escaped from apartheid South Africa and Ahmad risked his life in a leaky boat to get out of Syria.
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US turns to vetting would-be refugees in Central America

Yahoo7 News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Under the plan, to be carried out in coordination with the UN refugee agency UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration, "the United States government will pre-screen vulnerable applicants from the region seeking protection," the White ...

Peer condemns 'shocking' delays over help for unaccompanied child refugees

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
Alf Dubs, who was brought to Britain as part of the Kindertransport scheme in 1939, said he feels “utterly depressed by the lack of progress” almost three months after the government's clear commitment to help child refugees travelling alone in Europe ...
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Greece Hiring Hundreds of Teachers to Educate 'Lost' Refugees

teleSUR English - ‎6 hours ago‎
"The inclusion of all refugee children in the public school system will begin in September," Tsipras said in a televised address.

As donations dry up, how the Calais camp feeds its 6000 refugees

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Help Refugees volunteers cooking and preparing food for the refugees at the Calais refugee camp. With a growing population, the camp has the food needs of a medium-sized town.

The plight of victimised refugees gone to the dogs

Central Western Daily - ‎8 hours ago‎
ISSUE: "Our Government and the Opposition proudly proclaim that they have “stopped the boats” under a harsh, cruel and punishing border-protection program" - Sister Mary.

California coffee project gives refugees grounds for hope

UNHCR - ‎16 hours ago‎
The company provides training and employment for refugees resettled to the San Francisco Bay Area. “We want to help refugees get jobs because there are so many barriers that they face, such as culture and language, when trying to apply, interview and ...
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Germany explosion: Suitcase blast outside refugee reception centre in Zirndorf near Nuremberg

The Independent - ‎18 hours ago‎
A suitcase filled with aerosol cans has exploded outside a reception centre for refugees in Germany. The blast was reported outside the facility in Zirndorf, Bavaria, on Wednesday afternoon as tensions in the country remained high following a series of ...

UK won't meet pledge to resettle 20k Syrian refugees by 2020 – MPs ...

RT - ‎16 hours ago‎
The British government is not on track to meet its promise to accommodate 20000 Syrian refugees by 2020, a group of MPs has warned.
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US to Accept More Central American Refugees

teleSUR English - ‎2 hours ago‎
The move comes as a new report shows mass deportations have left many vulnerable to crime and violence. The Obama administration is looking to increase the number of refugees from Central America admitted into the United States amid widespread ...

Refugees exhibition gives a voice to the voiceless

The Australian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Refugees, an exhibition opening at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney's southwest on Friday, will bring together more than 65 works by 22 international artists, all of whom share a refugee background. Their artworks depict their individual ...

Newcastle praised for preparedness for resettling Syrian refugees

ABC Online - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The state's refugee resettlement boss has praised Newcastle's preparedness, ahead of the arrival of more Syrian refugees. New South Wales is set to re-settle around 6,000 people displaced by conflict in war-torn Syria. Around half of them will be ...
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Stars give their jeans to help refugees

Yahoo7 News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Paris (AFP) - Giving the shirt off your back used to be ultimate sign of generosity. But Hollywood stars Sharon Stone, Benicio Del Toro and Emma Watson have gone one better, donating their trousers for a new charity drive called "Jeans for Refugees ...
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