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    Turkey: New Hope or Despair and Suffering for Refugees?

    The European Union’s deal with Turkey further endangers and degrades the lives of individuals fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in Europe. This deal announced on 8 March 2016 seeks to stop the flow of migration to Europe by deporting asylum seekers from the Greek Islands to Turkey. Deportations from...
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    Pope Francis Returns From Greece With 12 Syrian Refugees

    In a “gesture of welcome”, Pope Francis returned from Greece to the Vatican with 12 Syrian refugees, including six children. The three families, all of whom are Muslim, flew with the Pope on his plane back to the Vatican. Earlier, Pope Francis visited refugees and migrants living in the...
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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,”...
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    Egypt Billionaire Sawiris Wants to Buy an Island for Refugees and Call it ‘Hope’

    “Greece or Italy sell me an island, I’ll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country,” said billionaire Naguib Sawiris in a tweet that has since gone viral. Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s second richest man, confirmed to Agence France Press that his...