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28,000 South Sudanese refugees crossed to Sudan during May's first two weeks.

May 27, 2017 - Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan during the first half of May 2017; according to the latest report released by the UN refugee agency . The recent arrival increases the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to 417,000 people since December 2013. In 2017, almost 137,000 refugees ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

A future for Australia's refugee program? Private sponsorship costing $100,000.

Sam Al Maraee says he is lucky. When his parents and sisters in Baghdad faced death threats unless they embraced Islamic State's perverted brand of Islam, he had the means to give them a chance most of the world's 21 million refugees will never have.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Jailed Afghan Migrant Had Sexually Attacked 14 Women In Less than Six Months.

A 25-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually molesting 14 women over a four month period.

- Breitbart - US

Report: Trump Administration to Nearly Double Rate of Refugee Admissions for Balance of FY 2017.

The New York Times is reporting that the State Department will nearly double the rate of refugee admissions to the United States for the balance of FY 2017, from the current rate of 830 per week to 1,500 per week.

- Breitbart - US

Rejected from Germany: One Afghan's story.

One Afghan refugee describes how his 'life was destroyed in just 12 hours' as he was returned to the country he'd fled.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The future for Australia's refugee program? Private sponsorship costing $100,000.

Sam Al Maraee says he is lucky. When his parents and sisters in Baghdad faced death threats unless they embraced Islamic State's perverted brand of Islam, he had the means to give them a chance most of the world's 21 million refugees will never have.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe.

UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe...

- MENAFN - JO

A Syrian violinist's journey 'from brutality to hope'.

Alaa Arsheed and his musical partner plan to compose new songs while travelling along the Balkans refugee route.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Quote of the Day: Pink Donut Boxes.

From Peter Yen of Santa Ana Packaging, a manufacturer of donut boxes: Anytime you see a movie or sitcom set in New York and a pink doughnut box appears, you know it obviously took place in L.A. I did not know that! But it turns out that pink donut and pastry boxes are unique to Southern California.1 Why? Long story short, a ...

- Mother Jones - US

UNICEF Urges G-7 to Safeguard Children on the Move.

The U.N. Children’s Fund is urging G-7 leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily to adopt an action plan to keep refugee and migrant children safe, following the deaths of at least 200 refugee and migrants children this year. UNICEF reports the refugees and migrants children, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, died along ...

- Voice of America - US

Does the U.S. Court Ruling Against Trump's Travel Ban Also Apply to Refugees?.

While the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld, in the most scathing possible terms, a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's travel ban, the court barely referenced the order's 120-day suspension all refugee resettlement and made no ruling on it. That issue will be examined by the Ninth Circuit appeals court, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Architect of the Muslim ban is reportedly blocking efforts to resettle more refugees

A recent tragedy, killing mostly toddlers, has not shifted the administration's stance on refugees.Migrants and refugees are assisted by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, as they crowd on board of a rubber boat sailing out of control 21miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. CREDIT: AP ...

- ThinkProgress - US

U.N. Offers Regret but No Compensation for Kosovo Poisoning Victims

Roma families had sought compensation for deaths and disabilities caused by living for years in toxic refugee camps.

- New York Times - US

Haley Tries to Thread a Needle in Survey of Refugee Camps

Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley toured camps housing refugees from Syria's civil war this week as she broadcast her own vision of “America first” in the shadow of President Trump's first international trip.

- Wall Street Journal - US

'All refugees want to go home someday' - UNHCR spokesperson and author Melissa Fleming

As Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Melissa Fleming listens to stories of people fleeing for their lives every day. Although she has met many refugees and gotten to know several stories of resilience, when she came across Doaa's story, she couldn't sleep at ...

- UN - INT

Asylum seekers at an Australian-run detention center are told to leave or miss US resettlement

Associated Press/Ross D. FranklinSYDNEY - Asylum seekers at an Australian-run offshore detention center in Papua New Guinea must move to a community facility in order to be eligible for a refugee swap deal with the United States, a notice posted at the camp and seen by Reuters shows. The directive, designed to help ...

- Business Insider - US

Where has all the food aid gone in the world's biggest refugee camp?

The UN says aid agencies are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people arriving in Uganda after fleeing civil war in South Sudan.

- BBC - UK

Who is really responsible for deadly refugee journeys?

The EU should stop blaming NGOs for saving lives at sea and start tackling the problems that force people to migrate.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Cambodia: Syrian refugee secretly arrives from Australian detention on Nauru

A REFUGEE from Syria has become the seventh person to choose to resettle in Cambodia from Australia's immigration detention centre on Nauru under an AU$55 million deal struck in 2014, say reports. The post Cambodia: Syrian refugee secretly arrives from Australian detention on Nauru appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Asylum seekers at Australian-run detention center told to leave or miss U.S. resettlement

SYDNEY - Asylum seekers at an Australian-run offshore detention center in Papua New Guinea must move to a community facility in order to be eligible for a refugee swap deal with the United States, a notice posted at the camp and seen by Reuters shows.

- Reuters - US

UNRWA Country Director tours southern Palestinian camps

The UNRWA Country Director Friday toured several Palestinian refugee camps in south Lebanon and addressed the residents' complaints and demands, a source told The Daily Star

- The Daily Star - LB

Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

ACLUIn a 10-3 ruling, a federal appeals court today ruled President Trump's revised Muslim ban executive order is unconstitutional. The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case earlier this month. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and National Immigration Law Center brought the challenge on ...

- Common Dreams - US

A court just blocked Trump's Muslim ban because Trump couldn't keep his mouth shut

Authoritarianism for DummiesCREDIT: AP Photo/Michael SnyderDonald Trump is his own worst enemy.At least, that's the biggest takeaway from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's decision upholding an injunction against the most recent version of Trump's Muslim ban. Ten of the thirteen judges who heard ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.

- NPR - US

Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden at Calif. prison

An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe

Source: UN News Service Country: Italy, World At least 200 children have died while crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year, a rate of more than one child per day, according to UNICEF.25 May 2017 – Ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, the United Nations children's agency has ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden

Authorities say an Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing a prison warden.

- FOX News - US

A place. Somewhere - International Cartoon Competition

Never before have so many people across the world become refugees or have chosen to leave their home countries for some reason. UNHCR – the United Nations High Commission for Refugees – estimates that there are currently about 60 million refugees, ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Patricia Heaton meets Syrian refugees in Jordan

Heaton and her co-star on "The Middle," Wirick, spent time at a refugee camp.

- ABC News - US

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Aid groups say 70 refugees jumped into Mediterranean waters to avoid being shot as speedboat interrupted rescue.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe

Ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, the United Nations children's agency has urged the leaders of G7 industrialized countries to adopt its six-point action plan for the protection of refugee and migrant children.

- UN - INT

No Immediate Refugee Wave Threat to Bulgaria

The Military Information Sevice at the Ministry of Defense has informed the Defense Parliamentary Committee on the current military and political situation in Southeast Europe and the implications for national security, according to BNR. After the meeting, the chairman of the committee, Konstantin Popov, commented that ...

- Novinite - BG

Syrian man becomes third refugee resettled in Cambodia: reports

Australia's Government reportedly resettles a Syrian refugee from Nauru to Cambodia, as part of a $55 million deal struck three years ago.

- ABC News - AU

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Seventy refugees jump in Mediterranean out of fear of being shot as speedboat interrupts rescue, aid organisations say.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Refugee's Search for Fulfillment Leads to Texas

Joshua Mahinanda Kangere, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left a job and friends in Connecticut and headed to Texas, where he hopes to find a job as a nurse.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Canada asylum seeker: Bangladeshi’s petition rejected for links to ‘terrorist-linked’ BNP

Another Bangladesh citizen has been refused asylum in Canada because of his links to the Bangladesh National Party and its links with terrorism.

- BDNews24 - BD

Syrian refugee crisis: All your questions answered

More than five million people have fled Syria since the conflict began, and half of them are children.

- Al Jazeera - QA

James Dowson Expelled From Hungary

British citizen James Dowson, a far-right political activist who was based in Budapest, has been expelled from Hungary by the Immigration and Refugee Affairs Office at the proposal of the Counter-Terrorism Centre.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

German federal govt spent €20 billion on refugees in 2016: report

The combined amount spent on the refugee crisis by the federal government totalled over €20 billion in 2016. Over half of the money was spent abroad aiming to stop the flow of migrants making the journey to Europe.

- The Local - INT

Neil Gaiman agrees to read entire Cheesecake Factory menu, with a catch

Neil Gaiman has just agreed to do a dramatic reading of the Cheesecake Factory menu, which is nearly the size of a Bible. But there's a catch – the Coraline author will only do the reading if $500,000 has been raised for a charity of his choice, which happens to be the United Nations Refugee Agency. It all started ...

- Boing Boing - US

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg gives Syrian refugee family a tour of New York

Goldberg accompanied the family to the Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History and more.

- ABC News - US

'Sexual Emergency' Migrant Who Raped 10-Year-Old Boy Has Sentence Reduced

The Iraqi asylum seeker who raped a 10-year-old boy in a swimming centre in Vienna will have his sentence reduced from six to four years after a judge felt his punishment was too "draconian".

- Breitbart - US

Winging it

Have you heard the one about the refugee Muslim-American comedian who sat next to a Trump on a plane?

- BBC - UK

Gay refugee faces deportation to Iraq because he is 'not gay enough'

A gay asylum seeker is to be sent back to Iraq because he is 'not gay enough', according to a...

- DutchNews.nl - NL

Hundreds of migrants staying in 'disastrous' conditions in northern France after camp fire: charity

Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping in the streets in "disastrous" conditions in northern France with no access to tents, showers or water since a fire ravaged the country's last major refugee camp, a charity said on Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Trump's immigration pick attacked Obama programs in ghost-written Senate letters

Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump's nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and Capitol Hill aide. But it turns out he has left many clues ...

- The Raw Story - US

Migrants tell UNHCR of new shipwreck with dozens killed

Migrants rescued off the Libyan coast have described discovering a shipwrecked dinghy at sea, saying dozens of people including children were lost to the waves, the UNHCR and IOM said on Tuesday.

- The Local - IT

Stuck in limbo, refugee football team in Hong Kong kicks up hope

TWICE a week, a group of mostly African asylum-seekers gathers on a soccer pitch in Hong Kong and trains for its next match against a local side. The post Stuck in limbo, refugee football team in Hong Kong kicks up hope appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Visit comes after public disagreements between the two men over climate change, immigration and refugee policy.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Pro-Trump outlet runs Manchester bombing story contradicted by its sole source

The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft published an article baselessly claiming that the suspect in the Manchester, England, bombing outside of an Ariana Grande concert on May 5, Salman Abedi, was “a Libyan refugee to England.” Hoft also tweeted the article. However, the article Hoft cites as his sole source is a ...

- Media Matters for America - US

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