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Unicef picks FCB Inferno for refugee campaign.

Unicef has appointed FCB Inferno to create a global campaign on refugee and migrant children after a competitive pitch.

- Brand Republic - UK

Last chance to avert famine in Somalia - NRC.

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Somalia "More than 3,000 people a day are being forced to abandon their homes in search of water and food ... the highest displacement we've witnessed since the 2011 famine," says NRC. The Norwegian Refugee Council's latest data shows that 438,000 people in Somalia have been ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Handmade dolls bring hidden tales of war-torn Syria to life.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic In Lebanese camps, women are creating and selling dolls that tell individual refugees' stories; the proceeds go to the people behind the stories back in Syria.By: Dana Sleiman in Beirut, Lebanon | 29 March 2017 Inside one of the countless ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

New law to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children.

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Italy, World The Zampa law calls for a series of measures - following lobbying efforts and release of UNICEF's Child Alert: A Deadly Journey for Children' – to protect the most vulnerable.Italian parliament passes law following lobbying efforts and release of UNICEF's Child Alert: A ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News comment by Volker Trk, UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, on new Mediterranean shipwreck.

- UN - INT

Over 60,000 South Sudanese refugees enter Sudan.

UN refugee agency says the asylum seekers are fleeing from famine and war.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Over 60 000 S Sudanese enter Sudan in three months: UN.

More than 60 000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan in the first three months of 2017, says the UN refugee agency, fleeing famine and war in the world's youngest nation.

- News24.com - ZA

Over 60,000 S.Sudanese enter Sudan in three months: UN.

More than 60,000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan in the first three months of 2017, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, fleeing famine and war in the world's youngest nation

- The Daily Star - LB

146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med: UN.

About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, the United Nations' refugee agency said Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

An Iraqi refugee family may be deported from the US over ties to 2004 kidnapping of an American contractor.

Thomson ReutersALEXANDRIA, Va. — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since. To get here, though, they faced a dilemma as they sat in a camp in Jordan, where they were required to fill out their ...

- Business Insider - US

Overwhelming majority of Canadians say refugee rules must change: Ipsos poll.

Over 90 per cent of Canadians think the current approach to dealing with asylum seekers in Canada needs to change, a new poll from Ipsos reveals.

- Global News - CA

146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med

About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Wednesday.

- The Local - IT

Filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki takes unusual approach to refugee issue

In "The Other Side of Hope," the cult Finnish director explores difficult realities in his own delightful style. Kaurismäki's latest film won a Silver Bear at the Berlinale and is now released in cinemas in Germany.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Strasbourg Court Bans Hungary From Confining Eight Migrants

The European Court of Human Rights has banned Hungarian authorities from transferring eight teenagers and a pregnant woman from a refugee asylum near Budapest to the transit zone along the Hungary-Serbia border to be detained', the Hungarian Helsinki Committee reported on Tuesday.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Hong Kong police arrest three men over death of Pakistani asylum seeker in Mong Kok gang attack

Anti-triad officers have arrested three men after a Pakistani asylum seeker, who was a victim of a gang attack over the weekend, died in hospital on Tuesday. The man was assaulted by a group of 20 individuals on Saturday night, and suffered a skull fracture. Police are still hunting for another 17 men in connection with the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Pennsylvania school district Oks pact on immigrant students

A Pennsylvania school district reached a settlement Tuesday with the American Civil Liberties Union over what civil rights attorneys contend was a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Pennsylvania school district Oks pact on immigrant students

A Pennsylvania school district reached a settlement Tuesday with the American Civil Liberties Union over what civil rights attorneys contend was a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them to alternative high schools.

- FOX News - US

Counterterrorism Campaign High Agenda at Tillerson's Turkey, NATO Meetings

The United States is examining next steps in the campaign to defeat Islamic State militants and to stabilize the refugee crisis with regional allies, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks on trips to Turkey and NATO this week. The top U.S. diplomat will press NATO allies to demonstrate a clear path to increase defense ...

- Voice of America - US

Pennsylvania school district Oks pact on immigrant students

LANCASTER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school district reached a settlement Tuesday with the American Civil Liberties Union over what civil rights attorneys contend was a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them…

- Billings Gazette - US

Disabled Refugee Urges EU to Improve Conditions in Camps

Refugees in Greek camps are faced with many challenges, but those encountered by disabled refugees make an already difficult life even tougher. Nujeen Mustafa is an 18-year-old refugee in a wheelchair who lived in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “I thought maybe my family cannot evacuate if something happens because of ...

- Voice of America - US

Italian prosecutors fail to prove identity of suspected human trafficker

Prosecutors' case falling apart under flurry of reports that the real smuggling kingpin is still at large and the man on trial is an Eritrean refugee

- The Globe and Mail - CA

What role should EU have in resolving Syria crisis?

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Marisa Matias, the chair of the delegation of the European Parliament for relations with the Mashreq countries, speaks about the EU's role in the Syrian conflict, while tackling the refugee crisis and ways the EU is helping host countries, like Jordan and Lebanon, deal with the massive ...

- Al-Monitor - EG

These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play

Two new apps won an international technology competition to help Syrian refugee children learn, play and cope with trauma. The mobile games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster received top honors for EduApp4Syria, which leverages the widespread availability of smartphones to develop free, educational alternatives ...

- Mashable! - US

Mobility of cops in Kakuma, Dadaab camps enhanced

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 - Police mobility in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps is set to improve after the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees donated 43 fully equipped security vehicles. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, who received the vehicles at the CID training school in Nairobi Tuesday, said police ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

New UN chief Antonio Guterres visits Zaatari refugee camp ahead of Arab Summit in Jordan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan on Tuesday as part of his visit to the Arab country. During his visit, Guterres is also expected to attend the one-day Arab summit, which will be held in the Dead Sea on Wednesday. © Copyright Andolu Ajansi

- Albawaba - UK

Wallström contacts Turkish ambassador over refugee espionage claims

Swedish Radio's revelations that Turkey's government is trying to identify and track down supporters of the opposition Gülen Movement in Sweden has prompted foreign minister Margot Wallström to seek an explanation from the Turkish ambassador.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Katainen: For cohesion as well as migration, solidarity is not a one-way street

Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen reminded the Visegrád countries today that the solidarity they expect from the EU's cohesion policy also applies to the refugee crisis.

- EurActive - UK

Austria wants exemption from EU refugee relocation system

Austria is to seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum seekers under the EU relocation system. The government is arguing it has already taken in its fair share during the migrant crisis.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Hungary hails refugee camps as example for Europe

Asylum seekers not locked up, says Orban, as they can leave at any time — for Serbia

- Financial Times - US

Supporting Syrian refugees not only an act 'of generosity' but also of 'enlightened self-interest' - UN chief

Visiting the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan that is hosting about 80,000 Syrian refugees, the United Nations chief urged the parties to the conflict in Syria and the countries that have influence over them to realize that the crisis is not only a tragedy for Syrian people but also a threat to regional stability and global ...

- UN - INT

Refugee language programs 'wasteful,' say German auditors

In an internal government showdown, the German National Audit Office has accused the Federal Labor Agency of wasting money. The labor office countered the critique, saying it was based on an impossibly short timeframe.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to resume from April 3

The process of voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to their country will resume from next month, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commission for Refugee said Tuesday.The spokesman told Radio Pakistan that the process was temporarily suspended in November last year due to winter season.A repatriation centre has ...

- DAWN - PK

Hungary opens shipping container camp for refugees

Every asylum seeker in Hungary, except for young children, will be housed in shipping container camps along the border. The camps have been condemned by rights groups.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Lutheran refugee agency is ‘cautiously hopeful’ following blocked immigration order

It was her desire to hear the stories of real people , “not just faceless refugees or immigrants” ,...

- Deseret News - US

Ankara Has Few Incentives to End EU Refugee Deal, Analysts Say

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly has threatened to end his country's refugee deal with the European Union, as relations continue to plummet. However, such a move may not be in Ankara's interests. Since last year's deal, the flood of refugees and migrants entering Greece and Bulgaria from Turkey has fallen ...

- Voice of America - US

CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are

A report from the U.N. Refugee Agency shows some surprising trends in the world's refugee crisis.

- NPR - US

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Greece, World UNHCR has set out recommendations to ensure a more sustainable system, where asylum-seekers and refugees access adequate care, support and the solutions they need. Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR UNHCR, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece ? UNHCR

- UN - INT

For some, Passover Seder will address global refugee crisis

Abdul Jalal Hashimi grew up in Kabul and fled with his family to the United States after working more than six years against the Taliban alongside American military forces.A 32-year-old Muslim, he has known few Jews personally,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN agency chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands

The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.

- UN - INT

EA considers trust fund for reconstruction of Somalia

A regional summit on refugee situation in Somalia on Saturday proposed the establishment of a trust fund to help the reconstruction of the Horn of Africa nation.

- TheCitizen - TZ

'They will get you': Britain's refugee detention centres are no go areas for journalists

The Home Office outsources its migrant prisons to private companies.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

S. Sudan rebels say attacking aid workers “a war crime”

March 26, 2017 - South Sudanese rebels have condemned Saturday's killing of six aid workers in a remote location of the war-torn country, calling for immediate investigations into the incident. The attack on the workers, an official said, constitutes a “war crime”. “Humanitarian workers have always been of ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

News24.com | Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?

Kenya says it will appeal a high court ruling blocking the closure of the Dadaab refugee camp. The country must now weigh national security against its international obligations, writes Juliet Okoth.

- News24.com - ZA

This Refugee Developed Smart Jewelry To Protect Women From Assault

"Since the election, there've been a lot of Muslim women, and people who are LGBT, and people of color, who've been reaching out to try to get the device as soon as possible out of concern from street harassment," said Yasmine Mustafa, CEO of Roar for Good.

- Forbes.com - US

UN refugee chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands

The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.

- UN - INT

Life in a new land: a refugee's journey

Muhannad Qaiconie, one of the organizers of the gathering, mingles easily among the guests. Just two years ago, having fled the war in Syria, Mr. Qaiconie was preparing to embark on a perilous journey to Europe. Once in Germany, he faced more hardships – loneliness, lack of work, uncertainty over whether he would be able ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Germany sends signal of sending back refugees to Lithuania - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS – Germany's migration authorities have notified Lithuania of its plans to send back yet another refugee to Lithuania. Although......

- The Baltic Times - US

Banishing refugees to a flood-prone island will not solve Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee crisis

Hundreds of hard-line Buddhist monks in Myanmar protested on March 19 against a proposal to grant citizenship to the country's persecuted Muslim minority, the Rohingya who are excluded from the Citizenship law of 1982. The demonstrations came after the Rakhine Advisory Commission, led by former UN chief Kofi Annan, urged ...

- The Conversation - UK

Princess Haya of Jordan calls for political solution to solve Middle East 'chaos'

The Princess of Jordan and wife of Dubai's Emir says the Middle East is in chaos and a political solution is needed to respond to the global refugee crisis.

- ABC News - AU

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