• Russia-Ukraine War March 31, 2022 2:18 pm

    Ukraine Refugees Encouraged to Find Jobs in Host Countries as War Exodus Slows Down

    As the number of people leaving Ukraine for points west slows, authorities in Poland and other neighboring nations are encouraging refugees from the war to find jobs, especially in health care and education.

  • director June 24, 2019 3:03 pm

    Angelina Jolie Joins Time in Editorial Role

    Actress, director and Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie can now add a new title to her resume – contributing editor. Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and CEO of Time, announced last week that Jolie will be writing for the magazine monthly on a variety of topics including displacement, conflict and human rights, TIME reported. Before her most recent advocacy role, Jolie began...

  • NBC News April 6, 2019 11:57 pm

    Asylum for Sale: Refugees Say Some U.N. Workers Demand Bribes for Resettlement

    A seven-month investigation across five countries with significant refugee populations has found widespread reports of the U.N.’s refugee agency UNHCR’s staff members exploiting refugees, while victims and staff members who report wrongdoing say the agency fails to act against corruption, NBC News reports. In interviews, more than 50 refugees registered with the UNHCR in Kenya, Uganda, Yemen, Ethiopia and Libya...

  • President October 23, 2018 6:42 pm

    Angelina Jolie Seeks Support for Venezuelan Refugees

    Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says the exodus of millions of Venezuelans from their country has led to a “shocking” migrant crisis in South America that was “predictable and preventable.” Jolie is ending a three-day visit to Peru a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency. During her visit Jolie met Venezuelan refugees who live at a shelter in the...

  • United States October 5, 2018 10:40 pm

    Nobel Peace Prize Honors 2 in Sexual Violence Fight

    Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair — the young Iraqi woman spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated countless victims of sexual violence in war-torn Congo and told the world of their suffering. Together, they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their campaigns...

  • United States March 7, 2018 5:14 pm

    ‘Race Against Time': Rohingya Refugees Facing New Threat in Monsoon, Cyclone Season

    Refugees driven out of Myanmar by what the U.S. has called “ethnic cleansing” now face a new threat: the looming monsoon and cyclone season, NBC News reported. Authorities have warned that more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled into neighboring Bangladesh are at risk of losing their makeshift homes to the deadly floods and landslides that accompany seasonal rains. Workers...

  • NBC September 5, 2017 12:22 pm

    Refugees Flee Nobel Winner's Bloody Muslim Crackdown in Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi spent years in house arrest after she stood up to Myanmar’s brutal dictatorship, earning her a reputation as a beacon of democracy and a Nobel Peace Prize. But she’s now the nation’s de facto leader, and NBC News reports that her bloody crackdown on the minority Rohingya Muslim population has earned her criticism the world over....

  • actress March 15, 2017 4:21 pm

    Angelina Jolie to Teach Course at London School of Economics

    Angelina Jolie is set to teach a master’s course at the prestigious London School of Economics this fall as a visiting professor. The London Evening Standard reports the 41-year-old actress and filmmaker is giving a preview of her class Wednesday with a lecture at the school’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She told the newspaper before the lecture that...

  • United States March 12, 2017 12:22 am

    ‘ISIS Cut My Hand Off': Why One Boy Fled Mosul

    Ali Ibrahim can’t read, but he knew the carefully folded decree he was carrying said that ISIS cut his hand off for stealing....
    The shy 18-year-old said he stole out of hunger, one of thousands of tales of misery at the Hamam al-Alil camp for internally displaced people south of the Iraqi city of Mosul....
    “I’m responsible for three families. My brothers...

  • Myanmar August 1, 2015 6:12 pm

    Angelina Jolie, Aung San Suu Kyi Visit Female Factory Workers in Myanmar

    Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation. During her meeting with the factory workers on the outskirts...

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