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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pledge to match donations for Ukrainian refugees up to $1 million

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Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are promising to match every donation up to $ 1 million for refugees fleeing war in Ukraine, the couple said on social media. "In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to...

Chris Hayes accuses Poland of racism for accepting Ukrainian refugees, but not Syrians

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"For many reasons, including, frankly, racism, anti-Muslim bigotry, the paranoia of post-9/11 war on terror, many of those same countries, which quite explicitly refused to accept refugees that Russia created in Syri...

Amid war, Ukraine refugees flee with their pets despite the travel risks

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People have been seen fleeing Ukraine with dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits and birds, as the Associated Press reported. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATES These daring evacuations are taking place as Russian forces ...

Red Cross warns of ‘serious problems’ with remote Bangladesh island housing Rohingya refugees

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A senior Red Cross official warned that "serious problems" remain with a remote island off southern Bangladesh housing Rohingya refugees, as officials prepared to ship thousands more people there this week. Since las...

In its latest lurch to the far right, Denmark plans to send some refugees back to Syria

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It felt like paradise when Dania and Hussam first moved to Denmark. They did not speak a word of Danish yet the Scandinavian country was an outpost of calm for the siblings, who fled the destruction and death that f...

Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees: ‘We were them’

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A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Wash., Do remembers hearing how her parents sought to leave Saigon after Vietnam fell to communist rule in 1975 and the American military airlifted out allies in the final hours. It t...

Rep Buck says his office is still working to evacuate 40 Americans and SIV refugees from Afghanistan

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Buck released an update on his office’s efforts to help U.S. citizens and Afghan partners escape from Afghanistan, noting that over 250 people have reached out to his office for help. Forty-seven people who were stra...

Sarah Ferguson visits Ukrainian refugees in Poland

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Ferguson, 62, shared on Twitter that Poland has taken in about 1.7 million refugees so far. "The invasion of Ukraine is heartbreaking to watch. So many families are being separated and displaced," she wrote. ...

Chef details mission to feed Ukrainian refugees, shares conditions along border

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JOSÉ ANDRÉS: I've been here now in Kyiv for three days. World Central Kitchen very much landed 12 hours after the Russian attack … Then we've been very much in six countries, in every border crossing, in Ukraine and ...

Organizations hiring translators as thousands of Afghan refugees resettle in US

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Some states are struggling to find enough translators while others say they have plenty and are even turning people away. One volunteer who spoke with Fox News, and is remaining anonymous for her safety, has been a t...

Ukraine refugees: Why the US has allowed so few

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Many Ukrainians -- more than 3 million and counting -- have fled their country since Russia's inv...

Biden signs executive order adding measles to list of quarantinable diseases after outbreak among US-bound Afghan refugees

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President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order adding measles to the list of quarantinable diseases roughly one week after several Afghan refugees who had recently arrived in the US tested positive for the ...

Russia-Ukraine war photos: Mariupol hospital bombed as over 2.1M refugees flee, others scramble to safety

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Of that, 1,294,903 refugees were estimated to have fled to Poland, the UNHCR found. Nationwide, thousands are thought to have been killed, both civilians and soldiers, in the two weeks of fighting since Russian Presi...

Here’s how Afghan refugees coming to the US are being vetted

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Washington The Biden administration's pledge to assist Afghans who worked for, and on behalf of, the US government and military has raised questions about what the processing, screening and vetting protocol looks for...

Biden calls Putin ‘a butcher’ after meeting with refugees in Poland

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Warsaw, Poland President Joe Biden on Saturday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "butcher" after visiting with refugees in Warsaw, Poland. During the visit, Biden was asked by reporters what seeing the refuge...

Ukraine refugees fleeing Russian invasion reaches 2 million, UN says

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Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration, tweeted that 2 million people have now fled, including at least 100,000 people who are not Ukrainian. UKRAINE-RUSSIA: LIVE UPDATES ...