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UN members adopt Global Compact on Refugees

UN members adopt Global Compact on Refugees

United Nations,  An overwhelming majority of the UN member states on Monday voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees, affirming international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development. The compact on refugees, aimed to reduce the burden on host nations, received 181 votes in favour[Read More…]

Twitter staff donate $1.59M to fight Trump’s travel ban policy

Despite Twitter being Donald Trump’s most crucial marketing partner, it hasn’t stopped staff of the Twitter social media company from donating to one of the most prominent organisations opposing Trump’s policies. Nearly 1,000 employees made about $1.59 million donations to ACLU, which fights Trump’s recent executive order banning citizens of seven[Read More…]

Starbucks to employ 10,000 Refugees over next 5 years

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in a letter to employees on Sunday that it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump’s indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations. The hiring would apply worldwide,[Read More…]

Donald Trump to temporarily ban refugees in US

US President Donald Trump is anticipated to sign executive orders on Wednesday which will include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.[Read More…]

At least 3000 civilians evacuated from east Aleppo: Red Cross

At least 3,000 civilians were evacuated from east Aleppo under a deal allowing Syria’s regime to take full control of the city after years of fighting, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. A revived agreement on a ceasefire and evacuations were announced on Thursday after the initial plan[Read More…]

World records broken at Rio even before the Games begin!

For the first time ever, Rio is hosting a refugee contingent consisting of athletes from across the world who have been displaced. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), there are 65 million people who are displaced by war and persecution across the world. The ten athletes who[Read More…]

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