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Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet

Tawang, India. As I sit here at 10,000 feet on the veranda overlooking the cloud-covered mountain range before me, I study over my books on this spectacular mountain range. I am a long way from New York.  Let me share with you what I am learning! The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia, separating […]

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‘Global Open Day’ Emphasizes Afghan Women’s Role in Fighting Extremism

New York, N.Y. Following a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives today in Kabul, senior UN officials stressed that securing women’s rights is essential to strategies that combat violent extremism and encouraged the Government to develop and implement human-rights based and gender sensitive polices to address to address its drivers. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Pernille […]

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Pakistan, Afghanistan Make Efforts to End Border Clashes

Pakistan, Afghanistan-Pakistan and Afghanistan have made diplomatic, political and military contacts to try to de-escalate days of deadly border skirmishes, although officials said the situation was relatively calm on Wednesday.                                                                                                 Photo:David Votroubek, MC1/Wikipedia. The clashes across the busy Torkham crossing erupted last Sunday and officials have since confirmed the killing of four soldiers on […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

New York, N.Y.  Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants […]

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33 Still Missing After U.S. Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

Washington, D.C. Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that 33 people are still missing days after the U.S. airstrike on the international medical charity’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 22 others. Photo: Doctors Without Borders/MSF. The medical group, known by its French acronym MSF, said nine of the unaccounted for are patients and 24 staff members. […]

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Obama Apologizes to MSF Over Kunduz Bombing

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. bombing of the international medical charity’s hospital that killed 22 people last weekend in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières Photo: MSF. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama called the medical group’s president, Joanne Liu, […]

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