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UNHCR chief meets with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camp

KUTAPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) – The head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Saturday he was shocked by the “terrible violence” inflicted on Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, and said their suffering would last far longer than the time it took to satisfy their basic needs.
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The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled

By Felix Horne

Ethiopia’s Refugees Unsafe in Kenya and Elsewhere
“Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government. 377 more words

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So, you're boycotting Ivanka...

“So, you’re boycotting Ivanka? You think you’re doing something positive?

“What did Ivanka’s clothing line ever do to you?

“Do you realize that by boycotting products you’re affecting the livelihoods of those who work for the brand? 830 more words

Rohingya Community Workshop in KL

Over the past 2 weeks, reports about the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar have flooded our newsfeed. The extent of the crisis is huge, with 300,000++ people fleeing Myanmar for safer grounds, where the likelihood of being burnt alive within their homes is dramatically lower. 662 more words

Education

Lebanese Forces Leader Discussed Syrian Refugees With UNHCR Representatives

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea received at his Maarab residence UNHCR Representative Mireille Girard on Tuesday. The sides discussed the condition of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and the necessity to help them return safe and sound to their homeland. 41 more words

Rohingya crisis: We don't fear global scrutiny, says Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi: After half a century or more of authoritarian rule, now we are in the process of nurturing our nation

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi… 415 more words

International

Zannah Mustapha: Nigerian Who Helped Negotiate Release Of Chibok Girls Wins Prestigious UN Award

By Abdul Tukur

A Nigerian lawyer who played a crucial part in ensuring the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Borno State has won this year’s UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. 243 more words

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