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2013-02-20 20:22:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current funding levels for Fiscal Year 2013 for international humanitarian assistance are insufficient to meet escalating humanitarian needs, said leading NGOs in letters sent this week to U.S. lawmakers and the administration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/DC04603LOGO) "With more people displaced by conflict around the world than at any other point in the last 15 years, we simply cannot afford to roll back...

2012-12-06 16:24:47

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle the world's largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, has donated 10,000 blankets to Roads of Success (ROS) towards their work with Syrian refugees in Jordan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111215/LA23895LOGO) The blankets along with other donated items were gathered at a warehouse in Bell, Calif., provided by Help the Children. Local volunteers and JM Eagle employees sorted and loaded the items onto a 53-foot truck bound...

2012-12-03 16:23:13

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Community Service from the Checago Bright Foundation, Inc. "We are honored to receive this award from the Checago Bright Foundation, and extremely grateful for the amazing work of the organization and its founder. Checago Bright-Sawo is a refugee entrepreneur who is giving back to others in so many ways," said Linda Hartke, President and CEO of...

2012-11-13 12:25:01

Refugee Council USA Hails New Americans' Contributions to Economy, Community Renewal WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving, the most uniquely American and immigrant-centered of all holidays, will be greeted this year with gratitude for refugees' contributions to communities across the nation. "The Pilgrims and today's refugees have in common the challenge of beginning anew," said Dan Kosten, Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) Chair. "Thanksgiving reminds us that,...

2012-10-03 10:20:35

Both obesity and under-nutrition are common in women and children from the Western Sahara living in refugee camps in Algeria, highlighting the need to balance both obesity prevention and management with interventions to tackle under-nutrition in this population, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The authors, led by Carlos Grijalva-Eternod and Andrew Seal from the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, surveyed 2005 households in...

2012-10-01 06:23:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations High Commission on Refugees and the Diplomatic Courier are delighted to announce the opening of Sebastian Rich's latest exhibit "Children in Conflict" on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the National Press Club in Washington, DC. One of the characteristics of Sebastian's work is the poignant images of young children that he portrays most vividly in his footage and photographs. The collection depicted...

2012-09-10 02:30:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee has launched a campaign to support New Roots, a dynamic community gardening and nutrition program that enables refugees to grow, harvest and sell fresh and affordable produce while integrating into their new communities across the United States. "We want newly arrived refugees to have a healthy start here, but in many communities where they can afford to live, finding healthy and affordable produce is not...

2012-09-05 06:28:33

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An AmeriCares emergency aid shipment from its Stamford, Conn., headquarters arrived in Jordan this week to assist Syrian refugees as they continue to stream into the country. Medicines and medical supplies donated by AmeriCares will help meet the health care needs of refugees at the newly established Za'atri camp, where 24,000 people languish in dismal conditions. The AmeriCares shipment includes enough emergency equipment,...

2012-08-20 15:16:22

Many refugees to the U.S. travel thousands of miles to a safe harbor, but once here find that adjusting to linguistic and cultural differences is an equally daunting task, according to new research to be presented by two University of Dayton sociologists at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "In one or two weeks, some refugees find themselves going from a place like a Burundian refugee camp to a Midwestern city like Dayton," said sociology professor Theo...

2012-07-30 02:30:15

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KNALIJ(TM) and The Conversation have launched a visualization application displaying the global refugee and asylum seeker populations from 1975-2010. Using UNHCR data compiled by the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Application was created to help provide fundamental insights into global refugee populations over time. The Application is intended for both academic examination and as an accessible tool to inform the general public of the need for...