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Race to transfer ‘Jungle’ children to Britain

Race to transfer ‘Jungle’ children to Britain

Oct 24, –   As a result, the pace is brisk at the camp outside Calais: young migrants are shown into a shipping container where British Home Office officials have set up shop, their photos are taken quickly, and they then undergo a short interview to decide their fate. With only hours to go before workers […]

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UN warns of new S.Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grows

UN warns of new S.Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grows

July  13, – Fears of a humanitarian crisis were growing with aid agencies — themselves forced to restrict their work because of the security situation — saying there were shortages of food and water. The United Nations warned Wednesday of the risk of fresh fighting in South Sudan after days of deadly gun battles that […]

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700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Apr 19, – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Italy’s coastguard said only 28 people had survived the wreck. Their testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat, officials said. As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what […]

April 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Dec 11, – For 19-year-old Ahmad Aloun and his family, the country some 12,000 kilometers (7,400 miles) away soon will become home. The tree-lined boulevards of Montevideo might as well be on another planet. The Syrian teen, driven from his home by his country’s civil war, swipes across the world on a mobile phone map, […]

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Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Nov 01, – Zaatari, a desert camp near Jordan’s border with Syria, is far from that ideal. Life is tough here. The strong often take from the weak, women fear going to communal bathrooms after dark, sewage runs between pre-fab trailers and boys hustle for pennies carting goods in wheelbarrows instead of going to school. […]

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Al Qaeda driving exodus of Syrians

Al Qaeda driving exodus of Syrians

Sep 24, – Al Qaeda and its affiliates are forcing Syrians to flee to neighboring countries such as Turkey. Many of the refugees have harrowing stories to tell of how they escaped the clutches of the militant brigades. Dozens of Syrian refugees cluster night and day around the wooden picnic tables of a park on […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

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