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Aoun talks security ahead of U.N. speech.

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, President Michel Aoun held a series of short meetings Tuesday focusing on fighting terror, Israeli violations of Lebanese territory, and the situation in the country's Palestinian refugee camps.

- The Daily Star - LB

Fact-checking Trump's UN claims.

President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday was divisive and hyperbolic. But were his remarks true? We fact-checked: 1. “For the cost of assistance to one refugee in the US, we can assist more than 10 in their home region.” It can cost a lot to br...

- The Raw Story - US

News24.com | UN calls on DRC to protect refugees after deadly shooting.

The UN refugee agency is calling on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child.

- News24.com - ZA

Tillerson Speaks To Myanmar Civil Leader On Country's Refugee Crisis.

NEW YORK — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone Tuesday with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group. It was believed to be the first time Tillerson has ...

- TPM News - US

As U.S. retreats from refugee resettlement, humanitarians urge more compassion for world's neediest.

Describing the United States as a compassionate nation,' President Trump on Tuesday told the United Nations General Assembly that America would continue to support refugees but said that he would rather they remain as close to their home countries as possible.'Out of the goodness of our hearts,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Iraqi refugees turn in thousands of euros found on Berlin subway.

A refugee family living in a shelter has given Berlin police a bag containing 14,000 euros found on the U-Bahn. The elderly owner had forgotten the cash-filled bag.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Trump's 'Rocket Man' fixation doesn't seem to be doing much for Elton John.

Ironically, John's video for the song features a refugee seeking a new life.

- Washington Post - US

Amid danger, Somali refugees in Yemen return home.

In first UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return movement, 133 refugees departed for Somalia

- UN - INT

Iraqi refugees turn in thousands of euros found on Berlin subway.

A refugee family living in a shelter has given Berlin police a bag containing fourteen thousand euros found on the U-Bahn. The elderly owner had forgotten the cash-filled bag.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

DR Congo: UN agency urges Government to protect refugees after tragic killings.

The United Nations refugee agency is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers following last week's shooting incident in Kamanyola in which at least 39 people were killed and 94 injured.

- UN - INT

EU strengthens its Syria crisis response through additional funding to UNICEF.

European Commission - Press release New York, 19 September 2017 With an additional €90 millionsupport from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU is enabling UNICEF to provide critical services and support to Syrian refugee and host community children and young people in Jordan,...

- EU - EU

Situation in Myanmar`s Rakhine should be handled with restraint: India at UN

The Rohingyas do not enjoy citizenship status in Myanmar and are sparingly given refugee status in Bangladesh.

- Zee News - IN

Bangladesh sets aside rift with Myanmar to ease rice shortage

DHAKA - Bangladesh is to buy rice from Myanmar, putting aside worsening relations over the Rohingya refugee crisis as the government races to overcome a shortage of the country's staple food.

- Reuters - US

Samsung Opens its Smart Schools in the Zaatari Refugee Camp

While a considerable proportion of the students at the refugee camp attend schools established by the Jordanian government, there are many who receive no formal schooling. The situation of these out-of-school children strikes at the heart of Samsung's goals to provide equal opportunities in education to underserved ...

- WebWire - US

How I fled from a Taliban training centre to Sweden

Shaheen, a young asylum seeker who fled to Sweden from Afghanistan, tells his story to journalists Joshua Evangelista and Hanna Tuulonen, and Freshta Dost of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan.

- The Local - SE

Burma's Suu Kyi says does not fear global 'scrutiny' over Rohingya crisis

Burma's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi appealed to the global community on Tuesday for support over a refugee crisis the UN decries as "ethnic cleansing", saying she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in conflict in Rakhine state.

- France24 - FR

'We can do it': Is Merkel's refugee rallying cry a boon or a burden this election season?

Angela Merkel is not known for her soaring rhetoric. But the phrase "Wir schaffen das" , used to describe the refugee crisis, came to define her third term as Chancellor. Will it help secure her a fourth term?

- The Local - INT

Trump's Childhood Home Was On Airbnb, So These Refugees Went There To Tell Their Stories

As the Trump administration prepares to make key decisions on its response to the refugee crisis, Oxfam took over the president’s old house to create a living lesson in compassion. When Oxfam learned that President Trump’s childhood home in Queens was available to rent on Airbnb, the humanitarian organization ...

- Fast Company - US

Five key dates in the Rohingya crisis

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sep 19 - The Rohingya refugee crisis is worsening daily as new arrivals from Myanmar join more than 410,000 from the Muslim minority who have fled to Bangladesh since late August, overwhelming camps short of food, water and shelter. Here are five key dates in the crisis so far: Aug 25 -

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UN: Myanmar Rohingya Exodus Exposes Abject Failure of World Leaders To Deliver Solution To Refugee Crisis

Amnesty InternationalMore Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in the space of three weeks than the total number of refugees who fled by sea to Europe in 2016Worldwide situation goes from bad to worse as rich countries fail to do their part in addressing the refugee crisis, leaving poorer countries to pick up the ...

- Common Dreams - US

Christian refugees reportedly forced to say Muslim prayers for food in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan, Sep 19, 2017 / 12:01 am .- Christian children in Sudanese refugee camps are reportedly being given food only after they recite Muslim prayers, a papal aid group says. According to Aid to the Church in Need , a papal charity that provides aid to persecuted Christians around the world, there are reports of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya Muslims, says Myanmar ready to verify refugee status

Condemning all human rights violations, Suu Kyi said Myanmar will like to find out why this exodus is happening'

- Zee News - IN

'Myanmar prepared to start refugee verification process'

In a televised address, Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said that her country does not fear the scrutiny of the international community, as more than 400,000 minority Rohingya have fled violence in the country's northern Rakhine State.

- Rediff.com - IN

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Burma saying 'more than half' of Rohingya villages have not been affected

Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken out about the Rohingya refugee crisis in a live address on television.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

A double betrayal for refugee children

From Syria to Myanmar, children caught in the crossfire of conflict are victims of a double betrayal. Forced out of their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, they have now become the innocent victims of a broken promise that they would, even as refugees, be able to attend school. And, even as their ...

- AzerNews - AZ

Myanmar ready to verify refugee status 'at any time': Suu Kyi

'We don't want Myanmar to be a nation divided by religious beliefs or ethnicity... we all have the right to our diverse identities'

- GulfNews - AE

London Subway Bombing: Suspect Identified as Arab 'Refugee'

- TruthRevolt.org - US

The Asteroid Belt May Be a 'Treasure Trove' of Planetary Building Blocks

The asteroid belt may have originally started out empty, later becoming a "cosmic refugee camp" taking on leftovers of planetary formation from across the solar system, a new study finds.

- Space.com - US

Seattle Honors Cambodian Refugee's Affordable Housing Campaign

For Sameth Mell, this is a good week.  A Cambodian refugee, he learned in May that he had won this year's community voice award for championing social justice, given by the Seattle International Examiner.    Mell, who works to assist Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant communities, will receive the award at a ceremony ...

- Voice of America - US

Refugees use Trump's childhood home to highlight crisis

Oxfam rents Trump's childhood home in New York City to draw attention to refugee crisis

- CBS NEWS - US

Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to the global community Tuesday in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing", urging outsiders to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic lines and offering a pathway back to the country for some of the Rohingya Muslims ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump Cabinet Splits Over Refugee Numbers

The White House is divided over where to set the limit on refugee admissions for the coming year, with Homeland Security pushing to lower the cap to 40,000, and the State Department and Pentagon wanting to keep it at 50,000.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Germany's Election and What it Means for Europe

For a tantalizing two months in the spring, it looked as if Germany might actually have something like a real election this year—that is, a contest between at least two candidates with distinct policy programs that both have a chance of forming a government. Chancellor Angela Merkel had already been weakened by her ...

- GMF - DE

Trump's childhood home showcase for refugees

President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend - refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance.

- Times Of India - IN

Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW, Sept 19 — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to the global community today in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as ethnic cleansing', urging outsiders to help her nation unite across...

- The Malay Mail - MY

This Rickshaw-Hailing Service For Refugee Camps Just Won A $1 Million Prize

This year’s Hult Prize, which was focused on tech for refugees this year, gave its prize to Roshni Rides, which is attempting to bring better transportation to Orangi Town, Karachi slum that houses more than 2 million refugees. A Pakistani-American team from Rutgers University has won this year’s $1 ...

- Fast Company - US

'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

- NPR - US

U.K. police hold ex-foster kids over London subway bomb

The two suspects detained over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.K. police quiz 2 ex-foster children over London subway bomb

The two suspects detained over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports. The 18-year-old was detained Saturday at the southeast England port...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights violence in Myanmar and effects of Typhoon Doksuri

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Viet Nam Viet Nam authorities reported 14 people killed, 112 injured and 4 missing when Typhoon Doksuri swept through seven central provinces over the weekend. BANGLADESH As of 16 September, 412,000 people have ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UN refugee chief tells US its funding 'vital'

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday and warned that American funding is "vital" to his mission to help victims of the world's wars.

- TheCitizen - TZ

UN: Majority of Syrian Refugees Want to Return Home

Some 82 percent of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries would like to return to their homes if security and service are provided, the Middle East and North Africa Director of UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, Amin Awad said on Wednesday. "The conditions for returning are not appropriate and there are too many obstacles ...

- Novinite - BG

2 men nabbed for subway bombing

The two suspects detained over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year-old believed to be from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports.The 18-year-old was detained Saturday at the southeast England port of Dover, a ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend - refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance.

- Times Of India - IN

UK police quiz two ex-foster children over London subway bombing

The two suspects detained over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports.

- Stuff - NZ

Police find 115 Rohingyas in Chittagong, send them back to Cox's Bazar refugee camps

Police have detained another 115 Rohingyas in Chittagong's Patia and sent them back to Cox's Bazar refugee camps.

- BDNews24 - BD

Amnesty supports UN observation - mass exodus of Rohingyas exposes abject failure of world leaders

The Amnesty International has said that the world leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly should 'hang their heads in shame' that they have not only failed to make good on their promises to take in more refugees but have actively dismantled refugee rights in many parts of the world.

- BDNews24 - BD

Elderly Foster Parents Caring for Syrian 'Refugee' Terror Suspects 'Not Warned'

The foster couple who cared for the Syrian 'refugees' arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing were not warned of the men's troubled past, friends have claimed.

- Breitbart - US

Over 200 Rohingyas sent back to camps after capture from parts of Bangladesh: IGP

Over 200 Rohingyas have been sent back to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar after being stopped from moving to various parts of Bangladesh, says the chief of police.

- BDNews24 - BD

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