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UN Refugee Chief & Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, Warn of Mounting Crisis in Mediterranean

Angelina Jolie: “There is a direct link between the conflicts in Syria & elsewhere & the rise in deaths at sea in the Mediterranean. We have to understand what drives people to take the fearful step of risking their children’s lives on crowded, unsafe vessels; it is the overwhelming desire to find refuge.” 11 more words


An inspiring diaconal story from Deacon Wanda Cuniff of the Episcopal Church.

Refugee Crisis: A Deacon’s response

My week on the Border at McAllen, TX… 506 more words


Arab countries do not take refugees, not even the rich ones!

Most of the asylum seekers and refugees today are Muslims’ yet the wealthy Muslim countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), or Abu Dhabi etc.. find that this abundance of Muslim refugees from Syria, Pakistan or Iraq is not their problem. 189 more words

Again, hundreds of refugees from wars drown in Mediterranean

This video says about itself:

Syrian refugees left to die at sea

23 October 2013

Footage has emerged of the rescue of hundreds of Syrian refugees…

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Human Rights

15 Palestinian Migrants Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Egypt Coast

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Fifteen migrants from Gaza died on Saturday after a boat they were riding in capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of al-Ajami near Alexandria in northern Egypt, Egyptian military sources said.The military sources told Ma’an that 15 bodies were pulled out of the sea and 72 people were rescued from the water after the navy and border guards received a call for help from a vessel called “Abu Othman.” 320 more words


Hold On - a song for Australians to reflect on.

I don’t need to say anything. The song says it beautifully and expresses my sentiments better than I could.

Irene Waters

Scores of Migrants Feared Dead Off the Coast of Libya

“Scores feared dead as migrants’ boat sinks off Libya,” by Martin Williams for the Guardian:

Scores of African migrants trying to reach Europe were feared dead last night after their boat sank off the Libyan coast.

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