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Syrian refugees turn to food banks as they struggle to cope with high cost of living

CBC.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
Soseek Asoyan can be found at the Scott Mission in downtown Toronto twice a month, rooting around in bins for bread or bagels, picking up plastic bags filled with cans of lentils and produce.
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Ministers to 'look again' at immigration bill over child refugees plan

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
David Cameron is considering further concessions on Britain accepting unaccompanied child refugees from Europe while coming under fresh pressure from campaigners to show compassion.
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EU refugee crisis: closed-door countries could be asked to help cover costs

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Unlike under Dublin, refugees could be dispersed around the EU via a “corrective fairness mechanism” in the event that countries that are the first arrival point are unable to cope.

Refugees not benefiting from German job market boom

Deutsche Welle - ‎10 hours ago‎
"The results indicate that there will be major challenges in the coming years with regard to labor market integration for refugees," says Mareike Bünning, director of studies at the WZB in Berlin. Although recognized refugees have not been acknowledged ...

In northern France, a Facebook call to aid refugees inspires a social movement

Quartz - ‎17 hours ago‎
For most of them, it started with a call to action on Facebook. Now, hundreds of people from across Europe find themselves living in northern France, helping the refugees stuck there in whatever way they can. What brought this group together was a ...
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Madrid Charity Day Raises €55000 For Syrian Refugees

ATP World Tour - ‎14 hours ago‎
Stars of tennis, basketball and entertainment came together on Friday evening for a special charity event on the eve of the Mutua Madrid Open.
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A disastrous global scenario is creating refugees in the US

Business Insider - ‎9 hours ago‎
If you've heard doom-and-gloom stories about climate change refugees, you've probably thought of the problem as something that only affects people living in far-flung places - countries that are not the United States.

Private refugee sponsorships need political boost not stalling

Toronto Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
If private citizens are willing to contribute to the cost of sponsoring refugees, the government should free up funds to admit and support more of them, such as this Syrian family arriving at Pearson airport in December, argues Kelly Gallagher-Mackay ...

Millions worth of free English classes for Syrian refugees going unused

CBC.ca - ‎May 2, 2016‎
With long wait lists for Syrian refugees trying to get into publicly-funded language classes, some schools are questioning why their donated lessons aren't being used.

8 months after Alan Kurdi's body found, refugees the focus of Winnipeg events

CBC.ca - ‎May 2, 2016‎
In Canada, communities mobilized to privately sponsor refugees. Campaign promises during a federal election led to government action at an unprecedented pace.

Women on the Move: Precarious Journeys - Protection for Women Refugees

European Parliament (press release) - ‎21 hours ago‎
All refugees face great hardship but women and girls are among the most vulnerable of those travelling to the EU in search of protection from war, human rights abuses and deprivation.
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United States Resettles 451 Syrian Refugees in April

Human Rights First - ‎12 hours ago‎
New York City—The State Department today released its official resettlement numbers for April, indicating that it resettled 451 Syrian refugees last month. This brings the seven-month total so far this fiscal year to 1,736 Syrian refugees, amounting ...

Obama Plan to Cut Refugee Screening Time Raises Concerns About Terrorism

Washington Free Beacon - ‎11 hours ago‎
An Obama administration plan to resettle a greater number of foreign refugees in the United States by expediting the screening process is drawing concern from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are warning that the administration is not capable of properly ...

Syrian refugees in Europe fear stigmatization

Deutsche Welle - ‎15 hours ago‎
Prosecutor Reena Devgun, who works with war crimes at Sweden's International Prosecution Office in Stockholm, said that last year's record influx of Syrian refugees made it increasingly "important to make sure that these refugees are not followed by ...

Business owners turn to Syrian refugees to fill job vacancies

The Globe and Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Calgary coffee shop owner Rahim Merali hired Syrian refugees because he wants to help them get started here. But like many business owners taking on Syrian employees, his motivation is not entirely philanthropic - he's also looking to find hard-working ...

Refugees rally in Windsor over humanitarian horror in Syria

Windsor Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
Recently arrived Syrian refugees were among hundreds of protesters who gathered at Windsor's riverfront Tuesday for a rally aimed at drawing public attention the looming humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, Syria.

#3000chairs: the empty chairs of Syrian child refugees – in pictures

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
Nicola wrote her poem in response to the UK government rejecting Lord Alf Dubs' prosposal to provide sanctuary for 3000 lone Syrian children refugees. The #3000chairs for 3000 children protest began with hundreds of original chair pictures posted online.

UN Needs $80 Million for Schools for Palestinian Refugees

ABC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on ...
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Syrian Bishop: West Must Stop Welcoming Refugees

Breitbart News - ‎16 hours ago‎
According to the Archbishop of Aleppo, when Westerners open their doors to Syrian refugees, it hurts, rather than helps, their cause.
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