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Winnipeg nun named city's 'patron saint of refugees'

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sister Aileen Gleason spent 30 years bringing refugees to Winnipeg. On Tuesday, the 92-year-old was honoured for her devotion to the world's most needy during an intimate ceremony at her West St. Paul retirement home.
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German officials vow more checking of refugees after attacks

CBC.ca - ‎17 hours ago‎
The demands for better security screening of refugees and increased police presence in Germany came after a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded ...

Volunteers and Refugees on Greece's Samos Island

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎14 hours ago‎
Since last autumn we have seen a stream of volunteers coming to Samos to 'help' the refugees. It has been a new experience for us although we are aware that this type of humanitarian tourism has been around for some years and is said to be one of the ...
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US partners with Costa Rica to protect Central American refugees

The Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
Costa Rica will offer temporary protection to refugees fleeing Central America for the US, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday, following an admission by officials of its failure to address the surge in refugees fleeing violence, rape and ...

PEI-bound refugees delayed in refugee camp in Turkey

CBC.ca - ‎14 hours ago‎
A group waiting to welcome an 11-member Syrian family to Charlottetown is facing another delay. Refugee bedroom. This Charlottetown bedroom is still awaiting the arrival of a family of Syrian refugees. (Edwin and Judy Goodwin/Facebook). The family was ...

Day on the lake helps Edmonton's Syrian refugees lose their fear of water

Edmonton Sun - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Syrian refugees get day at lake Fatima Abdo with her children Ahmed Aleawi (5) and Nour Aleawi (3), and St. Albert Canoe and Kayak Club member Seanna Stock, 11, during a paddle program for Syrian refugees. Article. Tweet ...

Syrian refugees learn about Canadian culture at Vancouver Art Gallery

MetroNews Canada - ‎13 hours ago‎
Through Ahlan, a program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Syrian refugees can gain access to museums and galleries throughout the country that are also part of the ICC's Cultural Access Pass program for new Canadian citizens.
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Refugees primed to pump up feel-good factor at Rio Olympics

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A team of refugees, hand-picked by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is expected to hog the spotlight from the very first day when they march as an independent team into the Olympic stadium just before hosts Brazil at the opening ceremony on Aug.
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Theresa May's scrapping of minister for refugees 'utterly disgraceful'

The Guardian - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The government has been criticised for scrapping the post of minister for newly arrived Syrian refugees, with the Labour leadership contender Owen Smith describing the decision as “utterly disgraceful”.
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Syrian refugees resettled on remote Scottish island of Bute complain their new home is 'full of old people waiting ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A scheme designed to offer Syrian refugees a fresh start away from their war-torn homeland has backfired after two families said the Scottish island they were sent to is "full of old people waiting to die" and they would rather be in Glasgow or Manchester.

Sister Aileen Gleason honoured as city's patron saint of refugees

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
She started out in 1987 with just a recipe-card filing system and a passion to give refugees a break. Three decades later, the Hospitality House Refugee Ministry that Sister Aileen Gleason founded in Winnipeg is one of the largest private sponsors of ...

Syrian refugees giving flavour to Halifax community garden

CTV News - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Hospitality is blooming in the place known as Hope Blooms. Syrian refugees are now living near the organization's greenhouse and community garden in Halifax.
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Stars donate jeans for refugees

The Times of Israel - ‎10 hours ago‎
“The world refugee crisis has had an impact on everyone,” said the designer Dar, adding that the online auction would close in October.
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Syrian refugees combat fear of water in Edmonton-area lake

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
For many refugees here in Canada that, unsurprisingly, has translated into a fear of water. The fear is particularly prevalent among younger refugees, says Ghada Ageel, a refugee support manager with the Islamic Family and Social Services Association.

Refugees in Libya 'traumatized'

Deutsche Welle - ‎18 hours ago‎
Well, as of now, we have 77,000 refugees who left Libya this year and it is not yet the end of the season. We are now in mid-July and the stream of refugees continues. We have on our list here 235,000 refugees from African countries in Libya. I expect ...

Eight IHA cities receive Syrian refugees

Williams Lake Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
Between Nov. 4, 2015, and April 24, 2016, 135 Syrian refugees settled in eight Interior Health communities: 22 in Kamloops; 68 in Kelowna; four in Naramata; seven in Oliver; five in Penticton; 11 in Summerland; 11 in Salmon Arm; and seven in Vernon.
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South Sudan fighting drives surge of refugees to Uganda

UNHCR - ‎16 hours ago‎
On 25 July an estimated 2,442 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan. Some 1,213 crossed at the Elugu border point in Amuru, 247 in Moyo, 57 in Lamwo and 370 in Oraba.
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Refugee hacked to death in Calais 'Jungle' in vicious fight between 200 UK-bound migrant

Daily Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
A migrant was hacked to death in the Calais Jungle last night when 200 UK-bound refugees from rival African and Afghan gangs clashed in a vicious battle.
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Refugee crisis: Britain is failing to take in its fair share of unaccompanied children, House of Lords report says

The Independent - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The cross-party intervention, which condemns the UK and EU member states for shirking their responsibility to care for unaccompanied children, comes after Theresa May faced heavy criticism for scrapping the Syrian refugee ministerial post just 10 ...

Summer camp for young Syrian refugees offers crash course on Canadian life

CTV News - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
an eager counsellor bellows in sing-song fashion at a group of young Syrian refugees. "H.appi Campers cheers the most," her wary charges mumble back in broken English.
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