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On World Refugee Day, Let's Help Them Rebuild Their Lives

World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20th of June with a aim to support millions of families all over the world who have lost their homes and loved ones because of violence or war. Background The day was established by the UN General Assembly for the refugees to honor them for their courage of facing …

ICNA Ramadan Boxes Help Needy, Refugees

NEW ORLEANS – A leading Islamic relief group has launched a campaign this Ramadan to ensure that refugees and needy people have enough groceries to keep and break their fasts during the holy month. “We don’t want any family to worry about the grocery bill breaking the bank,” Jenny Yanez, a volunteer at ICNA Relief …

Before They Back Home, The Rohingya Have Some Demands

Before They Go Back Home, The Rohingyas Have Some Demands

Last August, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled their native Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh, escaping a brutal campaign of murder, repression and rape by Myanmar’s military and militant Buddhist groups. Now the Rohingya are waiting for the political deal that will allow a return to their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. But will it happen? More than 1.2 …

Disabled Palestinian Climbs Everest to Save School

AMMAN – A Palestinian refugee, who lost his leg to bone cancer, will be climbing Mount Everest to save a cash-strapped UNRWA school currently affected by US President, Donald Trump’s decision to slash its funding by 83% this year. “Palestinian refugees have the right to realize their dreams,” Jarah al-Hawamdeh told the Anadolu news agency, …

Syrian Refugees in Zataari Develop Their Own Businesses

Refugees in Zaatari Develop Their Own Businesses

Zataari in Jordan, the world’s fastest growing refugee camp , home to 80,000 people, was supposed to provide temporary housing when the government and United Nations opened it in 2012. But since residents have not been able to leave, they have started their own businesses. The UN estimates that there are 3,000 businesses inside the …

Somali Teenager Sets Her Hopes High for the Future

Somali Teenager Sets Her Hopes High for the Future

War shattered 14-year-old Manaal’s dreams for the future. Now safe in the Netherlands, with new friends, her spirits are soaring once more. “I have only been in an airplane once and that is when we arrived here from Somalia,” says Manaal, who fled the country with her family. “In the airplane, I felt butterflies in …

Bangladeshi Farmers Shelter Rohingya Refugees

Bangladeshi Farmers Shelter Rohingya Refugees

A few years ago, rising sea levels and land erosion forced Bangladeshi farmer Mohammed Karim to abandon his family’s smallholding on Saint Martin’s Island and start over on the mainland. As thousands of Rohingya refugees  streamed into the Kutupalong area from Myanmar last September, he did not hesitate when a group of exhausted families asked …

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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. …



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