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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Who’s afraid of refugees?

Jammu, Sept. 10 — Viet Thanh Nguyen is an American writer and author of the bestselling novel, The Sympathizer. He came to America with his family in the summer of 1975 after a long and arduous journey from the war ravaged Vietnam. Nguyen’s debut novel has created quite a sensation in literary circles and gone [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Appeals Court Skeptical of Pence’s Anti-Syrian Refugee Directive

Gov. Mike Pence‘s directive restricting Syrian refugee resettlement in Indiana came under withering scrutiny Wednesday from a federal appeals court weighing its constitutionality. Donald Trump’s running-mate last year directed Indiana agencies to block refugee resettlement agencies from using federal grant money to provide social services to Syrian refugees resettling in the state. Indiana is among [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Syria, refugees and Obama’s farewell in UN spotlight

With a fragile truce holding in Syria, world leaders will set their sights on ending the five-year war and easing the refugee crisis when they meet next week for their annual gathering at the United Nations. US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be making their farewells at the UN General Assembly meeting, offering parting words [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

UN General Assembly High Level Summit on Large Flows of Migrants and Refugees (New York)

Source: Global Unions - Press Releases/Statement: Headline: UN General Assembly High Level Summit on Large Flows of Migrants and Refugees (New York) PSI will participate in the Summit with a delegation headed by PSI’s General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, and PSI affiliates that are on the frontline of migration and refugee issues. PSI promotes inclusion and non-discrimination and works with [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Critique of Prof. John Akec’s mistaken UN trusteeship

By James Okuk, PhD As my part-time top boss at University of Juba, I would like to thank the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Akec for keeping his private hobby of public writing. Many intellectuals of South Sudan and in many other African Countries abandon their hobbies when they become bosses. He needs to be appreciated [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Balochs want India’s direct intervention in Balochistan: BRP

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 14 — The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has said their leaders are seeking asylum in India as they want New Delhi’s direct intervention on the Balochistan issue just like it assisted East Pakistan in 1971 to gain freedom against West Pakistan (now Pakistan). “We think it is an absolutely right decision (to [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

Refugee thought he was safe in SA

Yesterday morning James Biamungu* – the Democratic Republic of Congo refugee in search of human security – woke up in a bed. It is the first time in months he has not slept on a wooden plank in Pretoria Central Prison cells, or on the pavement outside the offices of the city’s UN building. On Friday at [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

Refugees’ return

UNTIL recently, Pakistan was home to the largest refugee population. For decades, the country won much praise for giving sanctuary to vulnerable people who had to flee their homes. When far wealthier countries showed a callous indifference towards those people seeking safety – tightening border controls while pleading lack of capacity – the example of [...]

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