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Angelina Jolie Spotlights Syrian Refugee Crisis

Angelina Jolie when she visits places as Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency, the cameras follow.  Such was the case in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey this week when Jolie and the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees visited camps set up to house Syrians fleeing the violence in their home country.

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Prospects for Syrian “Safe Zones” Look Dim For Now

A refugee crisis is spurring Turkish calls for protecting Syrian refugees inside Syria.

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The World Should Be More Outraged Over the Treatment of Rohingyas in Myanmar and Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government has ordered three prominent international NGOS: Medicines Sans Frontieres; Action Against Hunger; and the British-based Muslim Aid to cease providing humanitarian relief to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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U.S. Refugee Assistance Faces Huge Funding Shortfall

Proposed drastic cuts to refugee assistance funding, if approved by Congress, will imperil support for tens of thousands refugees due to be resettled in the United States during the coming fiscal year. That’s very bad news for people escaping persecution and war in countries such as Afghanistan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Iraq.

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How Syria’s Refugee Crisis is Adding Fuel to Regional Fire

As the civil war continues to unfold in Syria, a new refugee crisis is emerging with massive flows of Syrians escaping the country for relative safety in Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon

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Iran bans Afghan and Iraqi Refugees from Moving to Regions for Employment

Iran’s National Organization for Educational Testing has banned Afghans, Iraqis and, in some instances, other foreign nationals from residing in certain provinces and enrolling in certain courses of study. The new ban affects Afghan refugees most severely and seems to apply uniformly to immigrants with and without documentation.

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