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Australia Rescues Children of Dead Islamic State Fighters

Sydney, Australia.  Australia has rescued the children and grandchildren of two dead Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp. The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said they could not be held responsible for the “crimes of their parents.” For the three surviving children of the notorious Australian militant Khaled Sharrouf, the nightmare of Syria […]

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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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U.N. Food Relief Agency To Double Aid To Niger’s Diffa Region

Diffa, Niger– Faced with a new wave of displacement following recent Boko Haram attacks in Niger’s south-eastern Diffa region and with needs on the rise, the United Nations food relief agency plans to double its food and nutrition assistance, aiming to gradually increase its life-saving support to more than 250,000 people in Niger’s embattled southern […]

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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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Ambassador: From the Killing Fields to the White House

New York, N.Y.  I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004 when I was invited to hear him speak at the imposing Women’s Republican National Club, just north of Rockefeller Center. What a speech!  He spoke on surviving Pol Pot’s Killing Fields in Cambodia, then making his way to America where he earned a degree […]

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Live Report: Cement Dust Coats All of Haiti, as 9/11 Dust Coated New York

Leogane, Haiti. It is 5pm on our first full day in Haiti.  Our relief team has achieved much, but we woke up — as most Haitians do — at 5am to make it all happen.  We arrived last night in Leogane, having first flown into Port-au-Prince in the mid-afternoon. This is my twentieth trip to […]

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In Sri Lanka: A Look at the Refugee Camp

Colombo, Sri Lanka.  In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s victory over terrorism, there are many tears.The Tamil Tigers have been defeated, but 280,000 Sri Lankan Tamils are now Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) – in short, refugees in their own country.  The world is beating a path to the camps, first United Nations Secretary General Ban […]

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