Latest Refugee Stories

2011-06-07 19:52:38

Media often portray so-called hidden refugees as individuals who spend their days hiding behind closed curtains, and this leads to false perceptions of these people living underground and outside society.

2011-05-31 08:37:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has announced the launch of its Syrian humanitarian campaign to aid civilians fleeing violence to neighboring Lebanon.

2011-04-18 06:00:00

New Blue Key Campaign for Refugees Urges Americans to Take Action WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a new movement in social activism, the United States Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR) is calling on Americans to play a role in ending forest depletion around African refugee camps.

2011-04-12 15:10:51

New research suggests that a high number of Iraqi refugees are affected by brain and nervous system disorders, including those who are victims of torture and the disabled.

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.

2010-10-13 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the greatest albums in rock history gets even better with the November 9 release on Backstreet/Geffen/UMe of the expanded and remastered Deluxe Edition of Damn The Torpedoes from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

2010-10-04 07:15:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2.6M over three years to Refugees United, a nonprofit organization that uses an online forum and mobile phones to help refugees reunite with family.

2010-09-27 06:55:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding begins with just one word. That's the premise of the Understanding Campaign, whose website (http://www.UnderstandingCampaign.org) and Kickstarter.com fundraising page officially launched last week.

2010-06-29 05:14:00

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the 10th of June, when significant acts of violence largely against Uzbeks in the Kyrgyz cities of Osh and Jalalabad began, Uzbekistan has opened its border to accept some 80,000 refugees - mostly women, children and the elderly - and provided significant support in terms of humanitarian aid. Uzbekistani NGOs and public organizations of Uzbekistan have been dispatching high volumes of humanitarian aid for refugees.

Word of the Day
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.