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Posts Tagged / Refugees and IDPs

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Europe

Not My Problem: UK ‘Turns a Blind Eye’ to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

They are the somber words of Marietta Provopoulou, general director of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) which chime with the condemnation from a plethora of human rights and aid charities of the European Union‘s treatment of asylum seekers; amid accusations that Britain is “turning a blind eye” to the plight of refugees. The UK has an obligation [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Europe

Rights groups say next UN chief must tackle refugee crisis

The next United Nations secretary general must commit to a new global deal for refugees and to end the death penalty during his or her tenure, the world’s leading human rights groups said Monday. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and four other groups also said the next UN chief should be prepared to invoke the UN charter to prevent and end [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

Travails of IDPs in Yobe

Apr 08, 2016 (Daily Trust/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The three major problems confronting government recognized IDPs camps in Nigeria include one, welfare: Displaced persons are finding it difficult to regain pre-conflict way of living because of the poor living condition. Secondly is security: Yet to recover from psychological trauma from loss of [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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North America

Canada shows its indifference; Genocide and Christian refugees: Final part of a three-part series

As Islamic extremists systematically target religious minorities in the Middle East and execute a ruthless campaign to wipe out Christians, Yezidis and other vulnerable groups, Canada seems shockingly indifferent to the plight of those facing genocide. Kyle Matthews, a Montreal-based expert on mass atrocities prevention, religious extremism and international issues, is troubled by Canada’s response [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Religious minorities targeted; Part 1 of a three-part series: Genocide and Christian Refugees

It is time for the Trudeau government to take offthe rose-coloured glasses and recognize that organized religiously motivated violence is the top international security threat facing the world in 2016. Assyrians and other ancient Christian communities in Iraq and Syria are being deliberately targeted and systematically wiped out by Islamic State forces. And the Yezidi people are [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Europe

The European Jihadi Union

Policemen take part to an operation against a jihadist cell in the Spanish city of Melilla on March 14, 2014 It took only four days for the next plot twist — a coordinated jihadi attack at Brussels airport and a metro station only 500 meters away from the EU headquarters. Under a blowback scenario, this was largely [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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North America

México copresidirá grupo de ONU para cambiar visión sobre migración

México copresidirá grupo de ONU para cambiar visión sobre migración 456 words 13 May 2016 Agencia Mexicana de Noticias, NOTIMEX NOTMXS Spanish Agencia Mexicana de Noticias, NOTIMEX. Copyright © Todos los derechos reservados Naciones Unidas, 13 May (Notimex).- México copresidirá una iniciativa establecida hoy en la ONU cuyo fin es cambiar la negativa narrativa que [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

UN body open to sharing database

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is open to having a database for those whose presence here it had sanctioned, that is accessible to the authorities who have been calling for one to be set up. In a statement, the Malaysian chapter of the UN body said it shared Kuala Lumpur’s concern about the use [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Europe

UK has ‘moral duty’ to help Jungle kids

Why are refugees choosing UK over rest of Europe? In 1940, thousands of children were evacuated from British cities and sent off with a label into an uncertain future. Likewise, in Europe, Jewish parents sent their children off in the Kindertransport and by other means. It was accepted that it was everyone’s responsibility to protect these children [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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North America

It’s not just Europe’s problem: Fifth Compton Addressee calls to the international community to intervene

Depauw University; Greencastle, IN – news By Emma Mazurek “Dr. Axworthy has spent a lifetime fighting and winning on the right side of history” says Bret O’Bannon, political science director and conflict studies director. Dr. Lloyd Axworthy spoke at DePauw University yesterday evening for the fifth annual Compton Address. His lecture was titled “The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Principle [...]