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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Hatred, the Holocaust and the new refugee crisis

The landscape bursts with joy around them — chestnut trees wave their delicate blooms, lilacs perfume the air, birds sing and pirouette overhead. Nature’s beauty is a stark contrast to their march’s purpose: to retrace the Shoah — the Hebrew word for the Holocaust. It should be raining ash. Back then, seven decades ago when [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

The Syrian cage

Modern humanitarianism is struggling to keep pace with the rapid developments in the tactics of modern conflict. Forgotten somewhat in the shadow of the seismic fallout from Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the conflict in Syria continues to worsen. Bereft of a functioning peace process and beset on all sides by armed actors, Syria’s civilian [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East

Qatar Stresses Responsibility of All Nations to Protect Civilians from War Crimes

While highlighting that it is the responsibility of the whole nations, individually and collectively, Qatar wondered what actions the international community would take when a state which is supposed to protect its people commits such atrocities, making a reference to the responsibility of the Syrian regime for killing more than 400,000 civilians since the outbreak [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe

MSF: solidarity call for support

Source: Global Unions - Press Releases/Statement: Headline: MSF: solidarity call for support PSI welcomes this decision because since the very beginning we – and many others in the trade union movement – have been outspoken about the EU-Turkey deal, voicing our concern on its implications and the human cost, demanding instead more funds and resources for the refugees [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe

Jawaher Al Qasimi calls for action to ease suffering of 65.3 million refugees worldwide

SHARJAH, 21st June 2016 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, has called for collaborative efforts to end the plight of refugees worldwide and the intensification of emergency aid to alleviate their suffering and [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe, North America

On Refugee Day…

Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere. – Ban ki-moon, Secretary [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Europe

“Accepting refugees is a win for everyone”

Gordon Brown talks to Ban Ki-moon. What is your vision of global citizenship? Many of the challenges we face are clearly ones that the governments and peoples of the world need to deal with collectively: violent extremism, climate change and the spread of infectious diseases. No one country, no matter how powerful or resourceful, can [...]

  • Jul 22 / 2016
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North America

Funcionarios de ONU hartos de intolerancia hacia musulmanes

Funcionarios de ONU hartos de intolerancia hacia musulmanes 392 words 15 December 2015 U-Wire UWIR English © 2015, M2 Communications. All rights reserved. Northern Illinois University ; Dekalb, IL – home By NACIONES UNIDAS — Dos altos funcionarios de la ONU dijeron el lunes que están “hartos por las descaradas manifestaciones de odio e intolerancia” por [...]

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