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Refugees Have Many Stories to Share

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. …

Game of Thrones Star Reunites with a Syrian Refugee

Game of Thrones Star Reunites with a Syrian Refugee

Actress Lena Headey first met Marwa, a mum from Syria, at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in 2016. Through a language barrier, the pair bonded and Headey promised to bring Marwa’s story to the world. Now, the pair have met again in Germany where Marwa has started a new life. Headey, who …


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 …

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