Refugee


Barkat: UNWRA Preventing Growth of Yerushalayim

Besides perpetuating the permanent refugee status of the descendants of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948, UNWRA has been guilty of preventing development in Yerushalayim, Mayor Nir Barkat told a…

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Report Confirms: U.S. to End Funding for UNWRA

The United States has decided to cancel all funding for UNWRA, the United Nations agency dedicated to providing aid for Palestinian refugees and their descendants. A report in the Washington…

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Haley Questions Palestinian Refugee Numbers

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday appeared to question the world body’s count of Palestinian refugees, the latest in a series of steps by the Trump…

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First Asylum-Seekers Boat in 4 Years Reaches Australia

The first asylum-seekers boat has reached Australia in more than four years, a government minister said Monday, as new concerns were raised about the psychological state of children who arrived…

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U.N. Says 2.3 Million People Have Fled Venezuela

  An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric…

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Report: Syrian Arms Warehouse Hit in Attack

Arab media reports said Tuesday afternoon that a large arms warehouse belonging to the Syrian army had been attacked. The subsequent explosion of the warehouse, in the Deraa region, caused…

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Syria Fighting Drives Refugees to Israeli Border

An offensive by forces of the Assad regime into rebel-held territory in southern Syria is causing civilians to flee toward the border with Israel, the Times of Israel reported on…

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U.S. to Implement Security Upgrades to Refugee Program

New security upgrades to the U.S. refugee admissions program will help block suspected criminals from entering the United States from “high-risk” countries, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland…

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Trump Cuts UNRWA Funding — But Not Entirely

The United States notified the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Tuesday that it was cutting $65 million — more than half of its annual contribution, Reuters reported on…

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President Macron Visits Migrant Center in Calais

  French President Emmanuel Macron visited a migrant reception center and spoke with refugees in Calais on Tuesday, taking stock of the pressure on the Channel port ahead of a…

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U.S. Reviewing Support for UNRWA

Following a warning from U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley that Palestinian refusal to resume peace talks could result in financial sanctions, Washington was reportedly actively evaluating its financial support for UNRWA,…

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Pres. Trump Plans to Slash U.S. Refugee Admissions

The Trump administration will allow no more than 45,000 refugees into the United States next year, officials said Tuesday, in what would be the lowest admissions level in more than…

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