HEADLINES: Refugees – June 26th, 2013

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button_icon_refugee_headlinesEvery Wednesday I will bring you refugee-related headlines from around the world. Whether it be covering conflicts fueling refugee crises, conditions in refugee camps, or stories of successful resettlement in America, I will strive to provide you access to all the most important and breaking refugee-related news in one place.

Capturing the Urban Refugee.  In his new multimedia project, “Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees,” photographer Andrew McConnell turns his lens on the plight of the urban refugee.  [ABC News]

Boise Welcomes News Citizens on World Refugee Day.  Meet your new neighbors, hailing from dozens of countries. Enjoy singing, dancing and theatrical performances. Indulge in Somali, Uzbek and Egyptian food.  [Idaho Statesman]

The Men Who Get Rich Off Syrian Refugees.   Hassan is only 30 years old, though like most people who have lived through war, he looks much older.  [The Atlantic]

Syria’s Increasingly Grim Refugee Picture.  One year ago, the United Nations said that over 78,000 people had fled Syria, as the conflict between President Bashar Al Assad and various opposition movements moved unmistakably towards full-on civil and even regional war.  [The Atlantic]

Refugees Come Together to Celebrate World Refugee Day.  Hundreds of refugees from across the Texas Panhandle celebrated World Refugee Day Sunday at the Amarillo Civic Center.  [Connect Amarillo]

Congo Delays End to Rwandan Refugee Status.  Congo’s government said it will not immediately apply a cessation clause ending refugee status for more than 120,000 Rwandans who fled to Congo after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and are still there.  [AP]

Senate Bill Moves Forward with Protections for Refugees.  Human Rights First welcomes the progress made on immigration reform today when the Senate voted to end debate on Senator Leahy’s Amendment 1183, as modified to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744).  [Human Rights 1st]

Buffalo’s Newest Immigrants Celebrate World Refugee Day.  As Ali Kadhum celebrated World Refugee Day at the YWCA on Grant Street on Sunday, he stopped to tell about a close friend from Mercy Movement, the organization Kadhum joined in his native Iraq to call for human rights.  [Buffalo News]



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