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RSF safety training and advocacy visit to Afghanistan

For the first time, RSF held seminars in Mazar-i-Sharif (in the northern province of Balkh), Herat (in the western province of Herat) and Charikar (in the central province of Parwan). 8 more words

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UNHCR welcomes Djibouti's new refugee laws

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the coming into force of new Refugee Laws in Djibouti that streamlines refugee status determination procedures and grants more opportunities for their socio-economic integration. 14 more words

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Forced displacement worse since New York Declaration, UNHCR chief says

GENEVA – One year on from the world pledging to work together to improve its response to refugee situations, the tragedy of forced displacement has worsened, the head of the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, declared today. 12 more words

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Open Society Foundations Seeks Clarification on Pakistan NGO Ruling

NEW YORK—The Open Society Foundations’ national foundation in Pakistan is seeking clarification from the government, after the Ministry of the Interior informed it and a number of other international non-governmental organizations that they must cease operations in Pakistan in just 60 days. 8 more words

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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

In 2001, not long after Oklahoma had adopted one of the nation’s first universal pre-K programs, researchers from Georgetown University began tracking kids who came out of the program in Tulsa, documenting their academic progress over time. 9 more words

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The Psychedelic of The Masses

I ended my last post here by asking how, and indeed if, it is possible to unchain ourselves from the consumer culture that has taken over large tracts of the world. 1,007 more words

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