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The unbearable suffering of Syrians in Lebanon: Competing economies of compassion

We might now be beyond the point of wondering why there is no real political, economic and social solidarity with the Syrians in Lebanon, not even a solidarity of sympathy towards the suffering they were exposed to both in Syria and Lebanon. 1,332 more words


Education for Refugees


According to the United Nations Refugee Agency known as the UNHCR, a refugee is defined as:

someone who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it…

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Social Research

Complex Web of Crises Requires "Human Rights Based Solutions"

Recommended read for comprehensive recap of UNHRC. Prince Zeid: “When human rights go wrong – when violations & abuses generate explosive crises & conflicts – the cost in bloodshed, in wrecked economies & humanitarian aid is titanic.” 11 more words

Hong Kong: China’s dumping ground

Supporting deportees from China is not a financial and social burden that Hong Kong should accept.

Police Otherwise Occupied: Ending up just metres away from POlice Force HQ in Wanchai, China ejects its unwanted in HK. 1,301 more words

Let's Help Refugees

For all of us in the West,

We go to school,

We read the paper-

Online or on the Newsfeed.

We eat, we sleep, we keep busy and we stay clean. 32 more words


Reconciling tradition with reality: Jordan and the new UNHRC refugee camp policy

By Mustafa Abid

By the end of 2014, the UNHCR expects there to be over 1.4 million Syrian refugees in Jordan. The addition of 1.4 million new persons, despite attempts by international agencies to balance their arrival with increased aid, put tremendous strain on Jordan. 1,604 more words

Middle East And North Africa

Job Vacancy: Lebanon. GBV IMS National Coordinator

dears, for those interested, a National coordinator post is available. attention for the deadline and requirements.

Good luck!

GBV IMS National Coordinator

GBV IMS National Coordinator… 1,473 more words