Student returns to Somalia with dream of becoming a doctor

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DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, Sept 3 (UNHCR) – Six years ago when Rahma, first arrived in Kenya as a refugee, she was illiterate. Now, 19, she has returned with plans to be a doctor. Last...

UNHCR applauds Austria and Germany as refugees march across Hungary

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News Stories, 5 September 2015 NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA,, Sept 5 (UNHCR) – It was a remarkable and unexpected display of refugee power – the power of the powerless. It began at noon on September 4 with a...

Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

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PALERMO, Italy, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air. Next to him between 200 and 300 migrants and refugees – who departed Zuwarah,...

UNHCR viewpoint: ‘Refugee’ or ‘migrant’ – Which is right?

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GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With almost 60 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean in the headlines almost daily, it is becoming increasingly common to see the terms 'refugee'...

Will nations cooperate on climate if we punish a few?

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The best way to encourage global cooperation on climate change may be to selectively punish a few nations. Researchers who study game theory say this approach, called targeted punishment, could provide a path to international...

Athens accommodation site opens for new arrivals in Greece, in July alone, over 50,000...

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ATHENS, Aug 20 (UNHCR) – A faint smile crossing her face, Marzia watches as her children frolic on a bright green mat in the playground of a new shelter for recent arrivals in Greece. After...

Numbers of refugee arrivals to Greece increase dramatically.

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GENEVA, Aug 18 (UNHCR) – More refugees and migrants arrived in Greece last month than during the whole of 2014, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday, and called for a European-wide response to...

Improving Understanding Between Europe And The Middle East

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Many leading Middle Eastern legal and business authorities, such as Dr. Shahram Shirkhani of Iran, are lending their many years of experience and expertise to the cause of greatly improved cultural and economic relations...

Was the U.S. wrong to nuke Japan in 1945?

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Seventy years ago—on August 6, 1945—the United States dropped a uranium gun-type fission bomb, the first atomic weapon ever used in warfare, on the Japanese industrial city and military center Hiroshima. Just three days...

Book finds truth about man kept in the zoo

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"My grandmother was alive when this happened," says Pamela Newkirk. "She was six years old, living in upstate New York, when an African was exhibited in the Bronx Zoo." (Credit: NYU) On Sunday, September 9,...
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