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Manitoba churches come together to sponsor refugees

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
Churches of different denominations are coming together to bring three refugee families to Selkirk, Man. Twenty-five churches from the Red River Corridor have come together to form the Red River Churches Refugee Team. "It started because we had learned ...
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Kenya tells longtime refugees living in camps to go home

USA TODAY - ‎15 hours ago‎
DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya - Standing inside his clothing shop in this dusty, sprawling settlement of 330,000 people, Deq Yussuf smiles politely even though he's angry.
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Swiss village chooses to pay £200000 fine instead of accepting 10 refugees as 'they won't fit in'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎20 hours ago‎
One of Europe's wealthiest villages has decided to pay a £200,000 fine instead of accepting around 10 refugees under its country's newly imposed quota.
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Nearly 500000 refugees and their kids 'could flock to Britain from EU by 2020'

Mirror.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
Nearly half a million refugees and their kids could flock to Britain from the EU from 2020, a report claims today. Migration Watch estimates 4.8 million asylum seekers will head to Europe “over a period of years”, with between 5 per cent and 10 per ...
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A Troubling Tradition of Excluding Refugees

News Deeply - ‎7 hours ago‎
Jeff Crisp at Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre traces historical reluctance to admit refugees - from the U.K.

Afghans, the Refugees' Refugees

New York Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
According to the United Nations' refugee agency, UNHCR, there were more than 3.8 million Afghan refugees in 2001.

Job fair helps Syrian refugees connect with business community

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Montreal's board of trade hosted a job fair Monday to help Syrian refugees become more familiar with the local business scene.
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'Piles of waste, overcrowded': Activists slam squalid conditions at Greek refugee camps

RT - ‎14 hours ago‎
Civil rights activists are up in arms over new refugee camps in former factories and warehouses near Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki.

Churchill: Rutland opens its heart by welcoming Syrian refugees

Albany Times Union - ‎3 hours ago‎
"There are towns around the country that are begging for refugees because they are good for the economy," said Jill Peckenpaugh, director of the Albany office of the USCRI, a nonprofit that helps refugees resettle. In Rutland, a pro-refugee Facebook ...

Reporter's notebook: Catching up with a family of Syrian refugees 6 months later

Globalnews.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
WATCH: Global National correspondent Mike Armstrong first met the Mahaheed family in Jordan, to where they fled the violence of the Syrian civil war.
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Pope Francis: Refugees not dangerous, but in danger

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Pope Francis has held an emotional meeting with hundreds of children at the Vatican, including a Nigerian boy whose parents had drowned, and said that refugees "are not dangerous, but in danger". The meeting on Saturday followed a surge in refugee ...

Orange County peace activists remember refugees on Memorial Day

News & Observer - ‎6 hours ago‎
The theme for the Orange County Peace Coalition's annual Memorial Day Commemoration was “hearing the voiceless,” the millions of Middle Eastern refugees whom organizers describe as the victims of war. Organizers said it's the duty of the United States ...

Syrian child refugees bring “Little Hopes” to Spain

Rudaw - ‎11 hours ago‎
In June, Spain will resettle 586 asylum seekers who are now in Greece, Italy, Lebanon and Turkey, in the framework of a European program of settlement created to deal with the European refugee crisis. Spain has agreed to take in 16,000 refugees between ...

Migration Commissioner: 3 Million Refugees in Turkey Wait to Cross to Europe

Greek Reporter - ‎14 hours ago‎
Three million refugees in Turkey wait to cross to Europe, mainly through Greece, said European Commissioner for migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Monday.

The National play benefit for Syrian refugees at Hamilton Supercrawl offshoot

NOW Magazine - ‎14 hours ago‎
The National play benefit for Syrian refugees at Hamilton Supercrawl offshoot. “There are a lot of people in need of a lot of help,” says frontman Matt Berninger.

CoE representative on refugees visits Turkey

Hurriyet Daily News - ‎14 hours ago‎
“He will also carry out field visits in and around Istanbul, including to a children's shelter,” it said, adding that Bocek also intended to visit the Aegean coast, from where more than 1 million refugees set sail for the Greek islands in 2015 alone ...

Number of conversions to Christianity among refugees raises concern in Germany

Daily Sabah - ‎9 hours ago‎
An influential Muslim organization in Germany has raised concern regarding an alleged growing number of conversions to Christianity among refugees who hope to receive asylum status. The growing number of conversions among refugees made headlines ...

What refugees can teach Kenyans

SDE Entertainment News (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
My journalistic nose couldn't help sniffing the cloud of hormones ripping across the dining area like an evil wind. The refugee camps of Kakuma and Dadaab are not the sort of place a randy Nairobi goat can thrive because sex partners are as scarce as rain.

Spending 1 euro on refugees will yield 2 euros in return, report reveals

Daily Sabah - ‎7 hours ago‎
Investing 1 euro in welcoming refugees could yield nearly 2 euros in economic benefits within five years, according to a recent report published by the Open Political Economy Network (Open), an international think-tank.
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