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Canada accepts most US border jumpers' refugee claims

Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum. Only 1,572 refugee claims out of 14,467 have been heard so far, but of these 941 or 60 percent have been accepted, according to the Immigration and Refugee Board. Show More Summary

Tentative Agreement Reached to Send Rohingya Refugees Home to Myanmar. But Can the Myanmar Government Be Trusted?

Myanmar and Bangladesh announced a tentative deal Thursday to, at least symbolically, address the Rohingya refugee crisis by sending the more than 620,000 Muslim ethnic minority refugees who have fled to Bangladesh back to their home in neighboring Myanmar. Show More Summary

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over a crisis that has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya to flee across the border. The United Nations says 620,000...Show More Summary

Trump Is About to Provoke a Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti

Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees are being told to leave. Here’s why that may be a problem in three years. President Donald Trump issued two presidential pardons on Tuesday, and to the nation's great relief they didn't go to anyone named Manafort or Flynn. Show More Summary

Male rape and sexual torture in the Syrian war: ‘It is everywhere’

When Sarah Chynoweth was asked to report on sexual violence against men and boys in the Syria crisis, she had no idea of the scale of the problem Last year I agreed to undertake a fact-finding mission for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on sexual violence against men and boys in the Syrian crisis. Show More Summary

The Gifted Balances a Refugee Crisis with a Long X-Men Lore Dump

The Gifted always felt like it lived just on the edge of Marvel’s X-Men comics. It has a couple of recognizable characters and the X-Men get mentioned, but it mostly tries to be its […] The post The Gifted Balances a Refugee Crisis with a Long X-Men Lore Dump appeared first on Geek.com.

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

By Yimou Lee NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as diplomats from 51 mostly Asian and European countries gathered in Myanmar on Monday. Show More Summary

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing 'apartheid' on Rohingya

Myanmar's suffocating control of its Rohingya population amounts to "apartheid", Amnesty International said Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh. Distressing scenesShow More Summary

China says Myanmar, Bangladesh back its Rohingya proposal

China says Myanmar and Bangladesh have endorsed its calls for a negotiated resolution of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters on Monday that a three-stage … Click to Continue »

How Nonprofits Harness Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better World

Artificial intelligence's potential is limitless - from refugee assistance, to helping students at risk of not completing school, to shortening the response time for teens who are in a personal crisis. Leaders from the education and tech sectors talked about AI's benefits during the recent Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

U.N. urges Japan to resettle more refugees after taking just three in first half

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency has urged Japan to resettle more asylum seekers, its chief said on Monday, pressuring the country to help solve a global crisis after giving refugee status to just three people in the first half of the year.

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that refugees can return from Bangladesh, China's Foreign Ministry said ahead of meeting of European and Asian officials in Myanmar on Monday.

There Are Now 65 Million Refugees–But We Can Still Solve The Crisis

Around the world, a group the size of the population of England has fled their home countries or are internally displaced. But in his new book, David Miliband, head of the humanitarian aid organization the International Resuce Committee,...Show More Summary

How big of an issue is Islamophobia in Poland?

Analysts say the country has become increasingly hostile to Muslims in the wake of the refugee crisis.

UN chief meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

UN chief Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to return, when they met Tuesday at a summit in the Philippines, his office said. The meeting added to global pressure on Suu Kyi...Show More Summary

Op-Ed Contributor: Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

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The horrors of a refugee crisis that the world feels free to ignore.

Harry Leslie Smith, 94, on Trump, refugees and poverty

UK war veteran and activist, 94, on fears of US under Trump and his plans to document refugee crisis to spur empathy.

Director Ai Weiwei's 'Human Flow' finds the deep humanity in overwhelming refugee crisis

In late 2014, an Iraqi nonprofit asked famed Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei to help judge drawings made by religious minority Yazidi refugees. It was Ai’s first real connection with the global migrant catastrophe that ultimately swelled into the documentary “Human Flow,” a multinational epic...

Myanmar rebuffs 'harmful' UN statement on Rohingya

Myanmar on Wednesday hit back at a UN Security Council statement critical of its handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying it could "seriously harm" efforts to repatriate the Muslim minority from Bangladesh. On Monday the top UN...Show More Summary

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