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2013-07-02 11:07:54

The first evidence of widespread 'modern slavery' in England for refugees and asylum seekers is revealed in a study published today. The two-year study calls for an overhaul of government policy to restore asylum seekers' right to work and ensure all workers can access basic employment rights, such as National Minimum Wage, irrespective of immigration status. Dr Stuart Hodkinson from the University of Leeds, who co-authored of the study, said: "We found that in the majority of cases, if...

2013-06-20 23:20:32

As the Syrian humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, communities in Syria and neighboring countries are struggling to cope with pressures of large, vulnerable populations. Peter Howard, Food for the Hungry´s (FH) Emergency Response Director, says building capacity for local organizations to respond is essential. Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 As the Syrian humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, communities in Syria and neighboring countries are struggling to...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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