Tag Archives: Refugees

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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From Cambodian Refugee Camp to Best U.S. Chef Contender

Washington, D.C. Seng Luangrath may have been born to cook. She started when she was a 7-year-old girl in Laos, learning from her grandmother. “My mom was too busy working,” she told VOA in the kitchen of her Washington, D.C., restaurant. “So, I had to cook for my three other siblings. I remember it was […]

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‘Tolerance’ is a Commitment to Seek in Our Diversity, and Unite Humanity

New York, N.Y. Underscoring the importance of tolerance, particularly in today’s diverse world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have called for seeing the world through the prism of “we the peoples” and to collectively build societies that are more inclusive, more peaceful and […]

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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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Schedule for International Day of Happiness at the United Nations

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS AT THE UNITED NATIONS   Sunday, 20 March 2016 The Permanent Missions of the Republic of Palau to the United Nations The Permanent Mission of São Tomé and Príncipe to the United Nations The Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations Humanicy presents: A Tribute to the KINGDOM […]

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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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Ban Urges Countries Along Balkan Route to Keep Borders Open

New York, N.Y.  Concerned with the increasing number of border restrictions along the Balkan land route, including in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the countries to keep their borders open “in a spirit of responsibility sharing and solidarity.” A woman holds […]

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