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Syria: All Sides Must Spare Civilians Trapped in Aleppo | MSF USA

At this critical juncture in the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today expressed outrage over the unremitting violence directed against civilians and the unresponsiveness of those who can stop it.MSF called on all warring parties to abide by their obligation to protect […]

Syria: Multiple direct and indirect hits on hospitals in east Aleppo in the last 48 hours | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

The only specialised paediatric hospital in besieged east Aleppo has come under attack for the second time since airstrikes resumed on 15 November, destroying three floors and leaving it out of service. Three other hospitals have also taken direct hits, resulting in casualties among staff and patients and leaving two key surgical hospitals and the […]

Calais ‘Jungle’: Stranded children bussed from camp

Dozens of children who had to spend the night in a partially demolished migrant camp in Calais were loaded onto buses Friday to be taken to temporary accommodation elsewhere in France, aid groups said. Having failed to register with French authorities this week, they had no right to access a shipping container complex at the […]

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Project to Connect Refugee Camps to the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, promoted access to the Internet as “an enabler of human rights” and a “force for peace” on Saturday, as he announced that his company would help the United Nations bring Internet connections to refugee camps.“It’s not all altruism,” Mr. Zuckerberg said later, in an implicit acknowledgment that drawing new […]

Foundation Helps Vets “Dress for Success” in Job Interviews

Kewon Potts was beaming broadly as he flung open the door to his “fitting room” and stepped out in a new suit that perfectly fit his broad torso. “OOOOHs” and “AAAAHs” greeted the Navy vet, who hopes to get back into the job market after some tough years since leaving the military.  “Looking sharp, man!” […]

This map lets you explore a history of migration for every country in the world

Amid all the recent clamour, arguments and figures regarding the refugee crisis and the wider, separate topic of immigration, it sometimes can be easy to get lost in all the numbers. The International Organisation for Migration has a visualisation which allows users to see at a glance the multinational make-up of countries’ populations. Using data […]

Volvo Group donation to support refugee crisis 

The Volvo Group has decided to donate 5 MSEK to UNHCR, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to support their work in providing refugees with emergency relief items such as shelter, food, water and medical care. Right now, war and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea force millions of people to leave everything behind and […]

Child refugees and migrants seeking safety

The world is witnessing a rapid escalation in the number of people forced to flee from conflict, wars and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq – moving toward countries of transit, such as Greece, Serbia, Lebanon and Egypt – seeking safety and relief of suffering in countries like Italy, Germany, Sweden and European nations. Source: […]