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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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How 62 Refugees Escaping Libya Died at Sea While Everyone Looked the Other Way

During the height of the Libya conflict, scores of migrants boarded a rickety vessel en route to Europe. They perished at sea while NATO and others ignored their pleas for help.

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Help Find a Sango or Kaba Speaker

This morning I came across a heartwarming, humanity affirming story about a California high school that is rallying around a teenage boy named Samedi Djeimguero.  He speaks no English. Only a language native of Central African Republic. Help him find a translator.

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Sending Bed Nets to Prevent a Looming Humanitarian Emergency in South Sudan

I just participated in a conference call about the crisis, what Nothing But Nets is doing to meet the challenge — and how some basketball stars and a Broadway philanthropy are helping the cause. Read below. Have a listen. And Send a Net.

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