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New UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Pur to help refugees “thrive” not just “survive”

With sport having given Rio 2016 Refugee Olympic Team athlete Yiech Pur Biel “safety and friendship”, the runner is determined to use his new appointment to ensure that fellow refugees all over the ... read more

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EU effort to stem African migration leaves some ex-smugglers empty handed

Andre Chani said he once earned thousands of dollars a month driving Europe-bound migrants from Niger's desert trading hub of Agadez to Libya. read more

‘It wasn’t just about the protests.’ Entrepreneur, activist Bernard Fils-Aimé dead at 67

As an entrepreneur, he helped pioneer cellular service in Haiti as the chief executive officer of a mobile phone company where he made corporate giving and responsibility the rule rather than the ... read more

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Private U.S. Contractors Part of 'Kill Chain' in African Anti-Terrorist Ops

Escalating drone strikes in Somalia have been enabled by a Cold War-style military procurement program and preferred private contractors. read more

Army says east Congo militia killed 16 villagers

A militia killed 16 people during a raid on villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said on Monday, in more ethnic violence that the United Nations has warned may constitute crimes ... read more

He fled Congo to work in a U.S. meat plant. Then he — and hundreds of his co-workers — got the coronavirus.

Vice President Pence and CDC Director Redfield pushed to keep a Colorado meatpacking plant operating against the advice of some top local and state heath officials. read more

Adolescent well-being in Jordan: Exploring gendered capabilities, contexts and change strategies - A synthesis report on GAGE Jordan baseline findings

Arabic Analysis on Jordan and 2 other countries about Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Education and more; published on 14 Oct 2019 by ODI ... read more

Somalia’s Army Told Her to Sew a Skirt. Now She’s One of Its Top Officers.

Lt. Col. Iman Elman, who was born in Somalia but raised in Canada in a family of peace activists, sees herself as continuing that tradition from a different platform. read more

This Business Student-Turned-Engineer Is Transforming Afghanistan One Solar-Powered Food Cart at a Time

Yet he builds solar-powered food carts that people around the world are interested in buying and he also developed a biomass, low-pollution stove. "I have a degree in business administration," he told ... read more

High-level event seeks sustained support for Afghans, refugee-hosting countries

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency ... and more international solidarity to address one of the world’s longest-running displacement situations. As the crisis in Afghanistan enters its fifth decade, some 2.7 ... read more

New Covid-19 concerns at world's largest refugee camp

A New Zealand aid worker at the world's largest refugee camp is concerned there won't be enough beds at its make-shift clinics to cope with an expected surge in Covid-19 cases. Carl Adams is the ... read more

Cut off from world, and virus, Gaza prepares for Eid like nowhere else

Gazans are thronging beaches and crowding markets filled with holiday sweets and clothes as they prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha largely free of the coronavirus restrictions affecting the Muslim ... read more

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