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New Zealand urged to drop restrictions on African and Middle Eastern refugees

Human rights advocates urged New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday to drop restrictions on the intake of Middle Eastern and African refugees, saying the policy undermines the character of a nation praised for its response to deadly mosque attacks this year. 391 more words

Middle East

A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

A Golden Age is the hair-raising story of a remarkable woman living through the civil war that will eventually lead to the independence of Bangladesh. Since her husband died and she was forced to move mountains to get her children back from their uncle in West Pakistan, she has lived only for Solail and Maya. 299 more words

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Deadline extended for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul

Turkey has extended a deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the country’s largest city by two months.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in an interview with Haberturk television late on Tuesday that the deadline has been extended until October 30. 292 more words

Middle East

Beauty in a Place of Darkness

“We were already living in some kind of Hell in this strange place of broken beauty.”  

Kassie West.

‘I suppose I’m one of those lucky few  to have survived the Massacre,’ …

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Angola Supports Congolese Refugees

Exactly two years ago (2017), the Republic of Angola reached out to 35,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), welcomed in Lunda Norte province, due to the extreme and widespread violence caused by political tensions in their country. 302 more words

South Africa

Asylum Under Attack

The current administration in Washington is waging an all-out war on asylum, which it falsely characterizes as a charade or loophole rather than an essential human right. 822 more words

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