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The Venezuela Crisis – Largest Exodus in Western Hemisphere in Search for a Bridge of Desperation and Hope
By admin February 5, 2019

Venezuela’s problems go back to 1999 when the charismatic and ebullient late President Hugo Chavez established a socialist government, at a time when Venezuela was against the backdrop of vast wealth but had huge inequality. That is the government his predecessor President Nicolas Maduro took over in 2013.Venezuela has been caught in a downward spiral

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Handling Human Waste at Cox’s Bazar
By admin February 4, 2019

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Oxfam worked together in Bangladesh to service the biggest human waste treatment facility ever built in a refugee settlement. The facility can process the waste of 150,000 people-40 cubic meters a day. UNHCR has also been working with partners in over 275 small scale sludge treatment sites in Cox’s Bazar,

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Environmental Refugees – the Greatest Refugee Crisis of Them All?
By admin July 11, 2018

With climate changes exceeding most forecasts and communities already suffering, the future of our environment has been difficult to project. The UNHCR states that since 2008, an average of 22.5 million people have been displaced due to climate- and weather-related events. Climate change is expected to create the world’s largest refugee crisis, with tens of

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Inhumane Conditions in Makeshift Refugee Camps in Papua New Guinea
By admin November 10, 2017

Following a decision in mid-August to close a detention center in Papua New Guinea (PNG) there has been a severe humanitarian crisis regarding the relocation of the many hundreds of detainees who were held there as asylum seekers. Many fear leaving the detention camps because of violence in the surrounding areas and thus refuse to

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The Rohingya Crisis
By admin September 8, 2017

The narrative the world has been hearing over the past two weeks concerning Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority,” has been one of tragedy, cruelty and devastation. The United Nations reports that in the last two weeks a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees, most of whom are women,

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Key Takeaways from the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2017
By admin May 23, 2017

Some 1,200 global leaders recently convened in Jordan at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2017. The themes of this year’s conference touched on Syria, President Trump, jobs, and a possible post-oil economy. In addition, these global leaders discussed means of supporting the burden of refugees as well

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Sex Slavery in the Islamic State
By admin March 28, 2017

“Every day, I had to swallow one in front of him. He gave me one box per month. When I ran out, he replaced it. When I was sold from one man to another, the box of pills came with me,” a girl who didn’t know she was being given birth control. Sexual slavery has

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Refugees Ousted?
By admin February 21, 2017

In the recent crises, the talk of refugees and migrants fleeing in light of a better life has left many countries with no choice but to open their arms. Many countries seemed willing to open their doors at the start of the refugee crisis, however, growing pushback, coupled with major spike in domestic terrorism, have

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