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2014-10-03 23:06:27

On October 23, 2014 a 1,760 foot art installation will open on the National Mall in Washington DC displaying paintings of over 1,000 Syrian refugee children. “Peace & Hope” shares firsthand stories of Syrian children and youth impacted by over 3 years of conflict that has left millions displaced and in need of life saving aid. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 On October 23, 2014 a 1,760 foot art installation will open on the National Mall in Washington DC displaying...

2014-10-03 08:25:32

Offers Five Fixes for Youth in Central America BALTIMORE, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Relief Services applauds the Administration's plan to allow several thousand Central American young children to apply for refugee status in the United States from their home countries as a first step to address the needs of so many children fleeing violence. The 4,000 refugee visas that would be allocated to people living in Latin America and the Caribbean are necessary but not...

2014-05-26 13:29:45

The Lancet A study published in The Lancet Oncology journal reveals a high demand for costly cancer treatment among refugees from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, with host countries struggling to find the money and the medicine to treat their new patients. The findings have prompted calls from lead author Dr Paul Spiegel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Medical Expert, for innovative financing schemes to improve access to affordable high-quality...

2013-08-06 23:27:49

A Los Angeles Federal Judge ruled that the United States is liable for an asylum officer's demand of sexual favors and money in exchange for granting the asylum applications of two Chinese female refugees. Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison lawyers prevail after a fourteen year legal battle. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 On August 5, 2013, a Los Angeles Federal Judge ruled that the United States is liable for an asylum officer’s demand of sexual favors...

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...

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...


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