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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...

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2009-06-05 12:25:00

U.S. actress and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has penned an essay for Time magazine, calling for more help for those suffering in war-torn Darfur. Usmagazine.com said the Oscar-winning mother of six points out in her article that millions of people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have been killed in the region. She also emphasized nothing changed since she first visited Chad and met with refugees from Darfur in in 2004. Darfur has almost disappeared from the news, and...

2009-03-22 14:44:05

A 41-year-old Cuban refugee living in Miami says he retrofitted a fluorescent green pickup truck to honor a failed Florida Straits crossing. Luis Grass said the truck pays homage to a pickup he used in an attempt to float a group of Cuban refugees from their native land to the shores of the United States, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. ''My dream was to build a replica of the truck that was used in the first attempt, to keep it as a museum piece. And here it is, six years after the voyage,...