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These Photos of Smiling Rohingya Will Melt Your Heart

Artist Ibrahim El Masry captured some heart-melting photos of Rohingya refugees on the Burmese – Bangladeshi borders. The photographer visited a refugee camp where he took those appealing shots. He describes the situation there as un bearable with no access to clean water, food or shelter. Despite their suffering, you’ll see a sincere smile on their …

Syrian Refugee Achieves Record GCSE

For a refugee arriving only a few months ago, the GCSE results of Hamza Jouma could not be anything less than a huge success, becoming one of the best achievers in his new British school.

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Mohammad Shares His Story as a Refugee

It was New Year’s eve, and my daughter Saanya and I were at Skaramangas camp outside Athens, Greece listening to the heartbreaking and hopeful stories of refugees so we could share the human side of this massive crisis through our writing and photography. We asked Mohammad, an affable Iraqi Kurdish man with blue-grey eyes, his …

Former Refugee Helps Newcomers Find Jobs in Canada

Hoping to provide a helping hand to newcomers, a former refugee has launched a website to help refugees find jobs in the Canadian province of Winnipeg. “I feel for the refugees. I know how they feel,” Omar Rahimi said. “I know what they’ve been through. I can feel their families. They are so happy to …

Protection of Refugees in Shariah & International Law

Protection of Refugees in Shariah & International Law (Part 1)

As I watch in dismay, like millions around the world, the ongoing troubling situations in the US with regard to the latest decision by the new US administration to ban refugees from certain Muslim countries, and all what this has led to, i.e. chaos, rebuke, condemnations and protests sweeping the entire country, I find myself …

Asylum Seeker Volunteers to Rescue Refugees

Though many volunteers work for hours to rescue refugees coming to Sicily, only Amani Teklahaimanot understands the feelings of those battling sea waves on small boat to reach Europe.

Sweet Chocolate Ends Refugee's Bitter Days

Nearly seven months after arriving in Nova Scotia, a Syrian refugee who was once a successful chocolate maker in Damascus but he lost it all to war has started a tiny shed-turned-factory to pay back to the welcoming community.


Global Forced Displacement Hits Record High (Watch)

Forced displacement has been on the rise since at least the mid-1990s in most regions, but over the past five years the rate has increased. The reasons are threefold: conflicts that cause large refugee outflows, like Somalia and Afghanistan – now in their third and fourth decade respectively – are lasting longer; dramatic new …

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