Tag Archives: Europe

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-being at the United Nations

New York, N.Y. In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing […]

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For Britain’s Muslims, Mayor’s Victory Sign of Change

London, U.K. The election of Sadiq Khan as London’s first Muslim mayor is a sign of changing times for Britain and its population of nearly 3 million Muslims. “He is a Muslim. We are Muslims. This is a great opportunity for the Muslim people,” said Mohammed, a 69-year-old businessman in East London’s largely Muslim Whitechapel […]

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Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Europe ‘Falling Between Cracks’

New York, N.Y. New data reveal that a record 96,500 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children applied for asylum across Europe in 2015, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, calling for urgent measures to protect these children from the serious risks of abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Refugee children on the border of the former […]

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Greek Hoteliers Offer Respite to Weary Migrants

Idomeni, Greece. Locals in northern Greece are divided about the flood of war refugees. Some say asylum-seekers cause chaos and steal. Others express deep sympathy for their plight, including staff at a five-star hotel in Thessaloniki, which last week boarded some refugees. Syrian children at the Mediterranean Palace Hotel enjoying their respite from the hunger, cold […]

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Imminent Humanitarian Crisis in Greece Amid Disarray: U.N.

New York, N.Y. Europe faces an imminent humanitarian crisis, largely of its own making, following a rapid build-up of people in already over-stretched Greece, the United Nations refugee agency warned today. A boy clutches and looks through a chain-link fence, on a rainy day near the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia town of Gevgelija, on […]

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U.N. Demands Protection for Child Migrants Flooding into Europe

New York, N.Y. Child protection systems across Europe are completely overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the United Nations warned today, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse. A boy […]

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Fears Renewed of Islamic State Attacks in Europe, U.S.

Washington, D.C. Western intelligence agencies are increasingly worried that Islamic State militants will soon find ways to carry out more and increasingly sophisticated attacks on Europe and the United States, using November’s terror attack on Paris as a blueprint. Memorial to victims of the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings. Photo: Wikipedia. “2016 is going to be […]

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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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Conquering the Con: How Seniors Can Avoid Being Swindled and Scammed

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First of 33,000 Congolese Refugees Relocated to New Settlement in Angola – UN Agency

Education Activist Malala Yousafzai to Study at Oxford

UN Rights Chief Urges Kenyan Leaders to Act Responsibly, Avoid Further Violence

‘Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are Poisoning Our Societies’ – UN chief