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2011-04-06 10:00:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Refugees in Kakuma refugee camp in the scrubland of northwestern Kenya now have access to higher education, following the launch by Jesuit Refugee Service of a distance-education project in collaboration with U.S. universities. The Jesuit Commons -- Higher Education at the Margins project offers a dynamic and flexible model of higher education to refugees, promoting education as a fundamental human right. In Kakuma, at least 100...

2010-12-19 00:26:42

In Cleveland, Ohio, for example, there are currently 10 addicted convicts on the street for a single bed available in a safe, sober house. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 According to recovering addict Jeffrey Christian, founder of executive search firm CTPartners and The Number 12 Foundation, 82% of male addict convicts released from prison are homeless. "In Cleveland, Ohio, for example, there are currently 10 addicted convicts on the street for a single bed available in a safe,...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

MedjetAssist, America's leading medical evacuation and repatriation membership program, provides medical evacuation and repatriation services to hundreds of members every year - members who were not expecting to be injured or fall ill. An individual annual MedjetAssist membership starts at only $250, and can save members tens of thousands of dollars in medical transportation costs as seen in the recently arranged global medical transports listed below. Birmingham, AL (Vocus) October 19, 2010...

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2009-11-10 09:20:00

MU experts say greater understanding of languages and cultures is needed Last year, the United States provided asylum and resettlement assistance for nearly 80,700 people from other countries, an increase from 71,300 individuals in 2007, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. University of Missouri health experts say the increase has made issues of immigrant and refugee violence and the need for effective intervention strategies more apparent. Deb Hume, assistant...

2009-10-29 15:55:00

New USCRI report, "Stonewalling on Refugee Rights," documents Sahrawi refugee rights abuse in Algeria WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Being a refugee shouldn't be a life sentence -- but that's exactly what it's become for millions of refugees who have been confined to camps and denied their freedom, some for 30 years," said LOST cast member & international advocate Jeff Fahey. On Tuesday he went to Capitol Hill with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)...

2009-09-25 10:00:00

LISBON, Portugal, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portuguese energy group, EDP, in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, has announced the launch of a pilot project for the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The announcement was made during the 5th annual Clinton Global Initiative conference, taking place from 22 to 25 September in New York. The pilot project is part of EDP's work with HELPIN, a network of Portuguese partners for providing international aid to...

2009-09-17 16:50:00

Non-profit organizations Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre and ActionAid International USA both receive funding to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the country's post-conflict period. NORTH WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, Pakistan, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has granted over US$65,000 to provide food, medication, cattle and livestock provisions, and fruit plants to aid over 10,000 persons affected by the country's recent internal...

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2009-09-09 11:28:17

The largest cache of rare coins ever found in a scientific excavation from the period of the Bar-Kokhba revolt of the Jews against the Romans has been discovered in a cave by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University. The coins were discovered in three batches in a deep cavern located in a nature reserve in the Judean hills. The treasure includes gold, silver and bronze coins, as well as some pottery and weapons. The discovery was made in the framework of a...

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2009-06-19 05:55:00

In recognition of World Refugee Day, 12 hours of live webcasts and chats will bring the world in touch with refugee camps around the world Refugees in global conflict zones often seem viscerally close in spirit, but tangibly remote. Now, for one day, the world will connect directly to refugees from Darfur, central Columbia and other sites in a 12-hour, live webcast. Sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and delivered via the VSee communications...

2009-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad. The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call attention...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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