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  • Refugees arrive at the train station in Saalfeld, central Germany, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Hundreds of refugees arrived in a train from Munich to be transported by busses to an accomodation centre. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Syrian Refugee in Germany Finds $160,000, Turns It in to Police

    A 25-year-old Syrian refugee living in Minden, Germany has been hailed as a “hero” for turning €150,000 to authorities. The Syrian man found the money in a cupboard that had been given to him by a charitable organization. After discovering that the huge amount, which was hidden in the cupboard,...
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    Refugees and Europeans Look Into Each Other’s Eyes for Four Minutes in a Powerful, Emotional Experiment

    When talking about the problem of refugees, we use dehumanized language which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who – just like us – have families, loved ones, friends. Just like us, they have their own stories, dreams, goals. It is only...
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    Migrants: From Hope to Frustration in Europe

    Last year was a year marked by a major migration crisis, which, according to international organizations such as Amnesty International and the United Nations, saw the greatest waves of exodus since the Second World War coming to Europe. Hundreds of thousands fled their war-torn homelands, passing borders under often-dangerous conditions,...
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    400 Refugees Drown While Crossing from Egypt to Italy: Reports

    At least 400 refugees travelling by boats from Egypt to Italy have drowned in the Mediterranean sea, reported BBC Arabic citing Somalia’s Ambassador to Egypt. Earlier in the idea, Somali media reported that hundreds of Somali youth had died when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the...
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    15 Migrants and Refugees Who Changed the World

    As a result of conflict in the Middle East and Africa, the issue of refugees has been at the forefront of political and societal debate. There has been a prevalence of negative discourse on immigrants, especially concerning the potential of immigrants to adversely affect the country in which they...
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    Controversial Dutch Politician Hands Out ‘Red Spray’ to Help Women ‘Repel Islamic Testosterone Bombs’

    As some European countries continue to open up their borders to individuals fleeing war and trauma, controversial far-right Dutch figure Geert Wilders increased his attacks on refugees. In the town of Spijkenisse in Holand, Wilders, who is renowned for his xenophobic rhetoric in Europe, handed out ‘defence sprays’ containing...
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    #Techfugees: Ending the Invisibility of Refugees

    Michael Harrington once wrote in 1962 ‘That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten…What is much worse, they are not seen.’ While this is certainly true today, the internet and technology have managed to break barriers by supporting...
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    Masked Men Are Attacking and Molesting Child Refugees in Sweden

    Up to 100 ‘masked men’ have been accused of attacking and molesting child refugees in Sweden, reported local and international media. Believed to belong to a Neo-Nazi group, the masked men dressed in all-black outfits gathered in the capital city of Sweden to “punish migrants”. “They gathered...
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    A Team of Refugees Will Participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics

    In a significant step, the International Olympic Committee announced that it will invite a number of refugee athletes to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in a delegation of their own. “The IOC has decided to invite the highest-qualified refugee athletes to the Olympic Games in Rio,”...