Does a Brexit ‘Out’ Vote Mean Expatriates Should Look Further Afield for a Sunny...

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With the possible exit from the EU set to be decided in June this year, many are worried about how an ‘out’ vote could impact their lives. A group that will be particularly affected...

Size matters: why history suggests Donald Trump is heading for the White House

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No presidential candidate in living memory has generated quite as much media attention as Donald Trump. His controversial campaign has been slammed by many high profile figures, with Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton labelling him...

Despite booby traps, Iraqis risk all on return to Ramadi

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BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 29 (UNHCR) – Iraqi father-of-two Khairallah Farhan fled his home in Ramadi when it was overrun by extremists in 2015. But despite the fact that it was retaken by Iraqi forces...

Walking and collecting, Yemeni keeps hopes alive in exile

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MARKAZI CAMP, Djibouti, March 23 (UNHCR) – Before the war forced him to flee his home, Abdillahi Bashraheel had two hobbies: he was a long-distance walker, and a coin collector. The first was a habit...

Is Zika coming to a city near you? Check out this map

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More cities than previously assumed could soon be grappling with Zika virus if two species of mosquitos are found to be equally effective carriers of the disease. A new interactive map shows the relative...

Syria conflict at five years

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GENEVA, March 15 (UNHCR) – As Syria's war reaches another grim milestone today, refugees fleeing the five-year conflict face greater hurdles to finding safety while international solidarity with its victims is failing to match...

Donors pledge more than US$6 billion for Syrians

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LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 4 (UNHCR) – Donor and host countries raised today more than US$6 billion and pledged continued support, protection and opportunities for more than 22.5 million people in need of humanitarian...

How the NSA turned into public enemy #1 for privacy advocates

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Thanks to the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

As sea levels rise, Bangladeshis seek higher ground

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When a cyclone struck low-lying Kutubdia Island in 1991, the water surged across Nur Jahan's plot of farmland, swallowed up her home and swept away all six of her children. "The sea simply ate it,"...

Report: India fails to protect women from sex crimes

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In India, female victims of sexual violence during social unrest, no matter how heinous the crime, have little chance of retribution. A new report shows their efforts are thwarted by nearly all institutions, politicians,...

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