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Ohio Senate candidate who compared refugees to alligators is the grandson of refugees aided by resettlement organizations

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An Ohio Senate candidate who has pushed strong anti-refugee messages against Afghans and others is the grandson of refugees from Europe who settled in the Cleveland area with the aid of at least two resettlement org...

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...

Biden says ‘we understand’ Poland taking in Ukrainian refugees as thousands cross US southern border

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Biden made the remarks during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's ongoing war in Ukraine. "We do acknowledge that Poland is taking on a significant res...

Father-son Afghan refugees reunite in NYC after five years apart, with help from Fox

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On Aug. 15, the Taliban left a threatening letter on Ahmad Fanoos’ instrument case warning him and his family to stop playing music or else. "All your family members are busy with these dirty activities," the letter ...

Ukraine by the numbers: Refugees top 2.5 million as war continues

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Since Feb. 24, 2022, more than 2.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refuge Agency, which is headquartered in Geneva.    RUSSIA INVADES...

CBS’ Gayle King contrasts treatment of Ukrainian refugees to migrants at US border: ‘Not treated this well’

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King asked guest Dave Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee, why people coming from El Salvador and Honduras to the U.S. weren't welcomed or "received very well" as the Ukrainians appear to have b...

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...

Russia news: 4M Ukrainian refugees may flee to neighboring countries in coming months

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More than 2 million people have already left Ukraine since Russia invaded on Feb. 24, according to data released Tuesday from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The U.N. estimates that 12 million people...

Concha on CBS’ Gayle King comparing Ukraine refugees to illegal immigrants in US: ‘This is an activist’

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RUSSIA DENIES IT BOMBED MATERNITY HOSPITAL: ‘FAKE NEWS’ JOE CONCHA: So we're comparing Ukrainians, women and children fleeing bombs and a Russian slaughter to migrants coming to this country illegally from countries ...

Top general says US military is ‘prepared to house and feed’ Afghan refugees ‘as long as it takes’

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"They’re coming here, starting over with what they bring with them," Gen. Glen VanHerck told reporters. "We’ve been incredibly well supported by the local communities and non-governmental organizations, etc., that ha...

Russia invasion: Refugees fleeing Ukraine mark largest, fastest displacement pattern since WWII

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The mass displacement marks the "largest humanitarian crisis Europe has seen since World War [II]," said IOM , which is asking for $ 350 million to support humanitarian efforts in the war-torn country. The Internat...

Ukraine news: Major Polish cities running out of space for refugees

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Nearly 2.6 million Ukrainians have fled the country amid Russia's invasion as of Saturday — the majority of which (1.6 million) sought refuge in Poland, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). ...

Pope Francis decries ‘shipwreck of civilization’ as he visits refugees on Greek island of Lesbos

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Pope Francis met with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos Sunday, his second trip to the island -- which has become a symbol of the migrant crisis -- in five years. "Please let us stop this shipwreck of civilizat...

‘I couldn’t sit there and do nothing’: These teens created a website matching Ukrainian refugees with host families offering shelter

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Two Harvard University students have created a website connecting thousands of Ukrainian refugees with hosts around the world offering them a safe haven. The idea was born when Avi Schiffmann attended a pro-Ukraine ...

Jill Biden to travel to Romania and Slovakia on mission to support Ukrainian refugees

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First lady Jill Biden will travel to Romania and Slovakia this week in a show of support for displaced Ukrainian families forced to flee in the wake of Russia's invasion. Biden will also use the trip to meet with me...

NHL legend Jaromir Jagr raises money for Ukrainian refugees displaced by Russian invasion

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Jagr announced on Facebook last week that Kladno's final regular-season game against Sparta was moved to the O2 Arena in Prague – a stadium that seats approximately 18,000 fans – with the hopes of raising money for U...