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Trump Creates, Then Exacerbates, Crisis for Palestinian Refugees 17.2.2018 Truthout.com
After Trump's declaration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Palestinians pulled out of the so-called peace talks. In retaliation, Trump halted more than half of US aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, which provides basic humanitarian services to 1.3 million Palestinians. Now the European Parliament is moving in to help the Palestinian refugees. Palestinian demonstrators are confronted Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the West Bank town of Hebron on February 16, 2018. (Photo: Hazem Bader / AFP / Getty Images) One of the most consequential actions Donald Trump took during the first year of his presidency was to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017. When the Palestinians predictably responded by pulling out of the US-led " peace process ," Trump retaliated by cutting US financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by more than 50 percent. "A Death Sentence" for ...
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Why not lift up millions of struggling Americans before admitting more refugees? 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: My heart goes out to people who are forced to flee violence and oppression. I think it's wonderful that our country welcomes (and rescues) them. (“Refugees don't drain America's economy. They revitalize it,” Opinion, Feb. 12)

However, while those who have fled devastatingly low standards...

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In Philly galleries now: 3 knockout on-campus art shows 15.2.2018 Philly.com News
Richard Mosse's photos at Arcadia, Anthony Giocolea's multi-medium exhibit at Swarthmore, and a color photo with all the greats at Haverford.
Trump’s Anti-Refugee Campaign Just Hit a New Low 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
More than 20 refugee resettlement offices are preparing to close across the United States, following a Trump administration order to downsize resettlement operations, Reuters reported Wednesday. More than 40 other offices will also cut back operations. The plans are currently being reviewed by the State Department for final approval, according to the report from Reuters, which saw a copy of […]
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U.S. pledges aid increase to Jordan, hints at developments in Middle East peace process 15.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came to Jordan on Wednesday with the promise of a fattened aid package, engaging in a gilt-edged charm offensive designed to assuage tensions with Amman over moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as well cuts in aid to the Palestinians.

It was Tillerson’s...

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US Resettles More Christian Refugees Than Muslims as Overall Numbers Plummet 12.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Children stand in a muddy street at a refugee camp on January 26, 2018, at the Syrian town of Azaz. (Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images) The Trump administration appears to be making good on its promise to ban Muslims from the US, despite court orders prohibiting such a policy. As of February 7, only 281 Muslim refugees have been admitted in 2018, compared to 1,200 Christian refugees. By drastically slowing down the resettlement process, especially for Muslim-majority countries, the administration is implementing its ban in an underhanded way. Children stand in a muddy street at a refugee camp on January 26, 2018, at the Syrian town of Azaz. (Photo: Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images) The Trump administration has drastically reduced the number of refugees allowed into the United States, but even as overall levels fall, the country is resettling more Christians than Muslims. According to official  State Department data , numbers are down across the board for refugee resettlement, but the drop appears to be ...
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Refugees don't drain America's economy. They revitalize it 12.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Over the past year, the number of refugees who resettled to the United States fell from about 97,000 to fewer than 34,000. The primary victims of this reduction are displaced people escaping violence and oppression, many of whom have been living in refugee camps for years.

But there is another...

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'I feel trapped': Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims 12.2.2018 AP Top News
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar's state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists - nearly 250 photos each day....
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‘I feel trapped’: Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims 12.2.2018 Washington Post: World
For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar’s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day.
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UK’s top diplomat meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis 11.2.2018 Washington Post: World
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday to discuss the Southeast Asian nation’s Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how almost 700,000 of them can be repatriated safely after fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence perpetrated largely by Myanmar’s military.
UN agency for Palestinian refugees fundraises after US cuts 10.2.2018 Washington Post: World
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says it has embarked on a fund-raising campaign that will likely include a ministerial-level donors conference next month to fill the gap left by the Trump administration’s sudden cut of tens of millions of dollars in funding.
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UN agency warns of sexual violence at Greek refugee camps 9.2.2018 Washington Post: World
The United Nations refugee agency is urging Greece’s government to provide separate housing and washing facilities for women and children at island refugee camps, citing the risk of sexual violence.
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Cambodian shoe-thrower arrested after Thailand deports her 9.2.2018 Washington Post: World
A woman who threw a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been arrested after she was repatriated from Thailand, where the U.N. refugee agency reportedly had formally recognized her as a refugee.
Life in the Gaza Strip — a cauldron of deficit, despair and desperation 9.2.2018 L.A. Times - World News

Deficit and desperation define life these days in the Gaza Strip. Residents make do with four hours of electricity a day. Most people don't have access to clean water because the supply system is contaminated with sewage. Breakfast for some schoolchildren is a cup of hot water flavored with a dash...

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Tim Robbins' Actors' Gang mines 300 years of immigrants' stories in 'New Colossus' 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A play in which the cast acts out the real immigration stories of family and friends would seem to have “Trump” written all over it, but “The New Colossus” — the latest from the Actors’ Gang, directed by founding artistic director Tim Robbins — was actually workshopped during the Obama years in...

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AP Exclusive: Rohingya say military cut off food in Myanmar 8.2.2018 AP Top News
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) -- Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time....
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Rohingya Refugees Driven From Myanmar Meet Hostility in Bangladesh 8.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have packed into camps in Bangladesh since last year, dwarfing the local population and triggering an increasingly angry response from some locals who say the influx is causing food shortages, pushing up prices and undercutting wages.
America Is Closing Its Doors to Refugees Right When the World Is Driving More and More to Flee 8.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The unprecedented brutality of the 2017 hurricane season showed the potential that natural disasters have to destroy livelihoods, displace families, and uproot entire communities. The most recent example, of course, is the situation in Puerto Rico post-Maria. Experts estimate the US territory […]
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‘They want to erase us.’ Hunger used to target Rohingya 8.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.
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“They want to erase us.” Hunger used to target Rohingya 8.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.
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