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Young Global Leadership Needed to Combat Threat of Climate Change

By Adam Shlomi, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Washington, D.C. As the world begins to face the realities of climate change, which is a global threat to our way of life, we must look to global leadership for solutions at the international and grassroots levels. Already we are seeing the effects of years of […]

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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. reaches families with food in the besieged town of Darayya

10 June 2016 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced it delivered food for the first time since 2012 to the besieged town of Darayya, a suburb of Damascus, as part of a joint UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy.                                                                                   On 9 June 2016, WFP and partners delivered food […]

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Humanitarian Organizations Call for Action to End Suffering in Syria

New York, N.Y. Outlining a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria, more than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria […]

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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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U.N. Agency Urges Jordan to Allow 12,000 Desperate Syrian Refugees Stranded at Border

New York, N.Y. Amid worsening conditions inside Syria, the United Nations refugee agency today expressed grave concern for nearly 12,000 people trying to flee the country who are now stranded in remote areas along the north eastern Jordanian border, and urged the Government of Jordan to allow them entry, prioritizing admission for the most vulnerable. […]

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Good News: Charity to Proceed With Resettling Syrian Refugees in Texas

Houston, TX.  The agency handling refugee resettlement in Dallas is going ahead with plans to receive two Syrian refugee families Friday, in defiance of a block on such action imposed three weeks ago by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The stance by the International Rescue Committee follows Texas’ filing of a federal lawsuit aimed at stopping […]

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U.N.: Flow of Refugee and Migrant Children into Greece Doubles

New York, N.Y.  About a third of the refugees and migrants who have drowned in the Aegean Sea this year were children, while the number of children applying for asylum in the European Union has doubled compared to 2014, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, warning of the increasing perils facing youngsters as […]

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Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

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