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Asian Correspondent
UN appeals for more support for Rohingya in ‘arc of misery’on Oct 16. The crisis shows no sign of abating. Some 15,000 people fled into B
Asian Correspondent / Posted 7 hours ago
on Oct 16. The crisis shows no sign of abating. Some 15,000 people fled into Bangladesh on Oct 16 alone, according to the UN refugee agency. Renewed violence broke out in the Rakhine in late August after Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This is how much the Ministry of Defence spent fighting ISIS in the past 3 yearsto us here in Britain and western Europe."More than 3.3 million Iraqis have bee
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 hours ago
to us here in Britain and western Europe."More than 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced since 2014, according to the UN Refugee Agency (Image: REUTERS) There has been growing concern about the risk of civilian casualties as Islamic State is... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UN Scales Up Response as Libyan Fighting Displaces Thousandsincluding children and vulnerable individuals, are sleeping out in the open,” A
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 hours ago
including children and vulnerable individuals, are sleeping out in the open,” Andrej Mahecic, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, told reporters at a regular news briefing in Geneva.However, information from the ground points to a very... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Syrian forces clearing Raqqa of land minesmilitants, nearly half a million civilians remain trapped by the fighting, the
Sky News Australia / Posted 16 hours ago
militants, nearly half a million civilians remain trapped by the fighting, the International Rescue Committee said. The UN refugee agency said that in the last few days, around 40,000 Raqqa residents arrived in already overcrowded displacement... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Bangladesh lets stranded Rohingya into camps after screeningin paddy fields. It was not immediately clear why the new arrivals were being
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 hours ago
in paddy fields. It was not immediately clear why the new arrivals were being held in an area of no man's land, but the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) had said it was calling on the Bangladesh authorities "to urgently admit" the group. Border Guard... Read more
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Inquirier.net
US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out ISnearly half a million civilians remain trapped by the fighting, the Internation
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
nearly half a million civilians remain trapped by the fighting, the International Rescue Committee said late Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said that in the last few days, around 40,000 Raqqa residents arrived in already overcrowded displacement... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Myanmar army killed hundreds of Rohingya in ‘well-planned’ campaign: Amnestymore than half the Rohingya population out of Myanmar,” Amnesty said. Witnesse
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
more than half the Rohingya population out of Myanmar,” Amnesty said. Witnesses and a drone video shot Monday by the UN refugee agency show that Rohingya are continuing to flee persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh. The video... Read more
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CTV News
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters clearing war remnants in Raqqato flee through heavily-mined roads and active fighting, the International Resc
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
to flee through heavily-mined roads and active fighting, the International Rescue Committee said late Tuesday. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said that in the last few days, around 40,000 Raqqa residents arrived in already overcrowded... Read more
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Boston Globe
Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesha million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the UN refugee agency. The video shot Monday shows thousands upon thousands of Rohingya Muslims trudging along a narrow strip of... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'My world is finished': Rohingya survivors tell of atrocities in Myanmarin the village. "My world is finished," he said. Get the latest news and upda
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
in the village. "My world is finished," he said. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. The UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday that an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since Sunday... Read more
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WA Today
Echoes of My Lai massacre in slaughter of Rohingya villagesin the village. "My world is finished," he said. Get the latest news and upda
WA Today / Posted 2 days ago
in the village. "My world is finished," he said. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. The UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday that an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since Sunday... Read more
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The Age
'My world is finished': Rohingya survivors tell of atrocities in Myanmarin the village. "My world is finished," he said. Get the latest news and upda
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
in the village. "My world is finished," he said. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. The UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday that an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since Sunday... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at bordercapsize during their Naf river crossing, in the Bangladeshi city of Teknaf on 1
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
capsize during their Naf river crossing, in the Bangladeshi city of Teknaf on 14 September 2017. Picture AFP. GENEVA - The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees “stranded” near the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Rohingya crisis: 582,000 fled to Bangladesh since August 25, says UNsoared since August 25, when militant attacks on Myanmar's security forces in R
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
soared since August 25, when militant attacks on Myanmar's security forces in Rakhine sparked a major military backlash. UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesman Andrej Mahecic expressed deep concern over the "condition of thousands of new arrivals... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
582,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25soared since August 25, when militant attacks on Myanmar's security forces in R
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
soared since August 25, when militant attacks on Myanmar's security forces in Rakhine sparked a major military backlash. UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesman Andrej Mahecic expressed deep concern over the "condition of thousands of new arrivals... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at borderGENEVA: The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday (Oct 17) to speed up
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
GENEVA: The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday (Oct 17) to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safety and better... Read more
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EuroNews
Over 180 dead as thousands of Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar for Bangladeshof Rohingya refugees carrying their belongings on foot, continuing their forced
EuroNews / Posted 3 days ago
of Rohingya refugees carrying their belongings on foot, continuing their forced exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The UN Refugee Agency say more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh in less than five weeks. The refugee... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Mediterranean refugee agency arrives to assist Rohingya in Bangladeshsunset near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh October 13, 2017. Source: Reuters/Jorge Sil
Asian Correspondent / Posted 3 days ago
sunset near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh October 13, 2017. Source: Reuters/Jorge Silva Adrian Edwards, a spokesman for the UN refugee agency, warned that, “We’re back in a situation of full alert as far as influxes are concerned,” adding, “It’s... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Rescued migrants land in Sicily amid new exodus from Libyaand the 2,800 arrivals so far this month are well below the 12,400 in the same
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
and the 2,800 arrivals so far this month are well below the 12,400 in the same period last year. A spokesman for the UN refugee agency in Rome, Federico Fossi, said it was too early to say what is driving the recent surge and if it will be... Read more
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DW
Rescue ship brings 600 migrants to Italy in biggest recent influx |"I think this rescue is the first of many others that will arrive." The migran
DW / Posted 6 days ago
"I think this rescue is the first of many others that will arrive." The migrants were rescued from makeshift vessels The UN refugee agency UNHCR said fierce fighting around the Libyan city of Sabratha, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Rescued migrants land in Sicily amid new exodus from Libyaand the 2,800 arrivals so far this month are well below the 12,400 in the same
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
and the 2,800 arrivals so far this month are well below the 12,400 in the same period last year. A spokesman for the UN refugee agency in Rome, Federico Fossi, said it was too early to say what is driving the recent surge and if it will be... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
India's top court delays decision on possible eviction of Rohingya refugeeshad been asked to identify and deport people who entered the country illegally,
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
had been asked to identify and deport people who entered the country illegally, including Rohingya. Mr Rijiju said India would deport all Rohingya refugees, including some 16,500 who have been registered by the UN refugee agency... Read more
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metro
Read Angelina Jolie's powerful letter urging us to make the world betterJolie has campaigned through much of her career for human rights including supp
metro / Posted 8 days ago
Jolie has campaigned through much of her career for human rights including support for charities such as UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency to help end poverty and poor treatment all over the world.More: Angelina Jolie Angie also wrote about the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Rohingya plucked from river trying to swim to Bangladeshrecent weeks but now appears to be rising again. An estimated 11,000 new refuge
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
recent weeks but now appears to be rising again. An estimated 11,000 new refugees arrived on Monday, officials said. The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it was working with Bangladesh authorities to set up a transit centre in preparation for a... Read more
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Boston Globe
UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingyaresponded to militant attacks with a broad crackdown that the UN has described
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
responded to militant attacks with a broad crackdown that the UN has described as ‘‘textbook ethnic cleansing.’’ The UN refugee agency says Bangladeshi border guards reported over 11,000 Rohingya crossed the border on Monday. In the southern... Read more
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Gulf News
‘I feel like I’m going crazy’: migrant health crumbles in Greecein the woods. In one Lesbos camp, about 1,500 people are in makeshift shelters
Gulf News / Posted 9 days ago
in the woods. In one Lesbos camp, about 1,500 people are in makeshift shelters or tents without flooring or heating, the UN refugee agency says.In August, MSF found nearly three-quarters of new mental health patients on Lesbos needed to be... Read more
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WA Today
Thousands of migrants stranded in Libyan smuggling hubto a hangar in the city since the clashes ended on Friday, the International Or
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
to a hangar in the city since the clashes ended on Friday, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said some 6000 had been held at the informal sites. Men rescued from boats coming from Libya stand... Read more
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The Age
Thousands of migrants stranded in Libyan smuggling hubto a hangar in the city since the clashes ended on Friday, the International Or
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
to a hangar in the city since the clashes ended on Friday, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said some 6000 had been held at the informal sites. Men rescued from boats coming from Libya stand... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Thousands of migrants stranded in Libyan smuggling hubto a hangar in the city since the clashes ended on Friday, the International Or
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
to a hangar in the city since the clashes ended on Friday, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said some 6000 had been held at the informal sites. Men rescued from boats coming from Libya stand... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
2 gay Iraqi soldiers found love amid war — then fled to the USand relatives. Last year, only 14,700 Iraqi refugees were resettled worldwide,
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 12 days ago
and relatives. Last year, only 14,700 Iraqi refugees were resettled worldwide, says Andrej Mahecic, a spokesman for the UN refugee agency. The UN does not have the number of applicants who claim asylum based on their sexual orientation or gender... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Refugees Head Home As Yemen Crisis Bitescholera outbreak threatening nearly one million people. But up to 10,000 Somal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
cholera outbreak threatening nearly one million people. But up to 10,000 Somali refugees are now trying to flee Yemen, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said. Two boats chartered by UNHCR and the UN migration agency IOM have already left Yemen's port of... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Rohingya Refugees Must Not be Forced Home to Abuserefugees were returned from Bangladesh to Myanmar in a large-scale repatriation
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 days ago
refugees were returned from Bangladesh to Myanmar in a large-scale repatriation operation, with the assistance of the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Those returned have continued to face systematic state-sponsored discrimination and waves of... Read more
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Gulf News
Nobel Peace Prize 2017: who are the likely nominees?be a symbolic blow against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on press
Gulf News / Posted 15 days ago
be a symbolic blow against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on press freedoms.UN high commission for refugeesThe UN refugee agency has won two Nobel peace prizes in the past but none since 1981, and the jury may feel its work, led by... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
World must step up protection for refugeessport entities and other forms of collaboration stretching across borders, he a
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 days ago
sport entities and other forms of collaboration stretching across borders, he added.In a wide-ranging address, the UN refugee agency chief praised the generosity of “major refugee-hosting countries – some of whose leaders have their own... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UNICEF seeks funds to reach 720,000 children in needsystem-wide response, with agreed mechanisms, tools and procedures.Glossary, UN
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 days ago
system-wide response, with agreed mechanisms, tools and procedures.Glossary, UNHCR Global Report 2014In related news, the UN refugee agency also issued an supplementary appeal for its emergency response in for the Rohingya refugees in... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
DRC violence pushes thousands to Zambiahave fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic
New Zimbabwe / Posted 15 days ago
have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said 3 360 people from DRC's conflict-wracked southeast had entered Zambia since August 30, the largest... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNHCR Appeals for Funds to Help Burundian RefugeesThe UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and partner agencies have made an international a
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and partner agencies have made an international appealed for $429 million (approx. Rwf360bn) to help meet the needs of Burundian refugees across the region. There are over 400,000 Burundians displaced across the region... Read more
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Aljazeera
DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambiathe past month to escape escalating violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (D
Aljazeera / Posted 16 days ago
the past month to escape escalating violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in a statement on Tuesday that unrest in parts of southeastern DRC has driven more than 3,360... Read more
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WA Today
'The violence must stop': Diplomats see only devastation in Rohingya villagesinsurgents, who she called terrorists. Agency staff were afraid to return to wo
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
insurgents, who she called terrorists. Agency staff were afraid to return to work for their safety. Myanmar has told the UN refugee agency its priority is to bring back Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh. But Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's Minister... Read more
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The Age
'The violence must stop': Diplomats see only devastation in Rohingya villagesinsurgents, who she called terrorists. Agency staff were afraid to return to wo
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
insurgents, who she called terrorists. Agency staff were afraid to return to work for their safety. Myanmar has told the UN refugee agency its priority is to bring back Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh. But Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's Minister... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'The violence must stop': Diplomats see only devastation in Rohingya villagesinsurgents, who she called terrorists. Agency staff were afraid to return to wo
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
insurgents, who she called terrorists. Agency staff were afraid to return to work for their safety. Myanmar has told the UN refugee agency its priority is to bring back Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh. But Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's Minister... Read more
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Aljazeera
Jordan 'summarily deporting Syrian refugees': HRWpledged to make 200,000 work permits available to Syrian refugees at a 2016 don
Aljazeera / Posted 17 days ago
pledged to make 200,000 work permits available to Syrian refugees at a 2016 donor conference in London. According to the UN refugee agency, Jordan has now established special economic zones and has encouraged companies to hire more Syrian... Read more
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Aljazeera
'I watched my son drown': Rohingya boat survivorof whole villages. "It's very clear that people are quite desperate to flee,"
Aljazeera / Posted 18 days ago
of whole villages. "It's very clear that people are quite desperate to flee," said Kitty McKinsey, a spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). "And clearly they are risking their lives to do so." Fatima lost eight members of her family on... Read more
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DW
Nigerian lawyer wins award for educating Boko Haram children |we took about 250 children,'' Mustapha said. And for his relentless efforts an
DW / Posted 18 days ago
we took about 250 children,'' Mustapha said. And for his relentless efforts and determination to help the orphans, the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) has given him the Nansen Refugee Award. Nigeria's UNHCR representative, Antonio Canhandula, said... Read more
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Fortune
Refugee Crisis: What Starbucks, Airbnb Are Doing To Helpfor both Jordanian nationals and Syrian refugees, says CDG.Invest in and buy fr
Fortune / Posted 20 days ago
for both Jordanian nationals and Syrian refugees, says CDG.Invest in and buy from refugee-owned businesses While the UN refugee agency reported a $3.1 billion budget gap just to meet the basic needs of refugees last year, there’s a... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
More than 60 Rohingyas feared drowned as US steps up pressure on Myanmarthat he decided to leave and headed to the coast with his family, avoiding mili
Bdnews24.com / Posted 20 days ago
that he decided to leave and headed to the coast with his family, avoiding military camps on the way. A spokesman for the UN refugee agency said a fifth of new arrivals were suffering from acute malnutrition. The Bangladeshi Red Crescent said its... Read more
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dna
Over 60 Rohingya Muslims feared drowned as US mounts pressure on Myanmarthat he decided to leave and headed to the coast with his family, avoiding mili
dna / Posted 20 days ago
that he decided to leave and headed to the coast with his family, avoiding military camps on the way. A spokesman for the UN refugee agency said a fifth of new arrivals were suffering from acute malnutrition. The Bangladeshi Red Crescent said its... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Scaling Back Dadaab Operations as Population and Funding Declineand a steady decrease in population are leading the United Nations to scale bac
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
and a steady decrease in population are leading the United Nations to scale back its operations in the Dadaab camps, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. The total number of the mainly Somali residents of Dadaab has been reduced by nearly... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
US to resettle fewest refugees in a decade under Trump’s cutsmajority stay in the countries in which they first apply for asylum, predominan
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 22 days ago
majority stay in the countries in which they first apply for asylum, predominantly developing countries, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Refugee numbers have recently spiked following the devastating civil war in Syria and conflicts across... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
US to resettle fewest refugees in a decade under Trump's cutsmajority stay in the countries in which they first apply for asylum, predominan
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 22 days ago
majority stay in the countries in which they first apply for asylum, predominantly developing countries, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Refugee numbers have recently spiked following the devastating civil war in Syria and conflicts across... Read more
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