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On Perilous Migrant Trail, Women Often Become Prey to Sexual Abuse

BERLIN — One Syrian woman who joined the stream of migrants to Germany was forced to pay down her husband’s debt to smugglers by making herself available for sex along the way. Another was beaten unconscious by a Hungarian prison guard after refusing his advances. Read more >

Obama Plans Summit on Migrant Crisis

HONOLULU — President Obama plans to host a  Read more >

On Int'l Migrants Day, Affirm the Human Rights of ALL Migrants

On International Migrants Day today, NNIRR has issued "A Call to Affirm the Human Rights of All Migrants,"a national statement signed by 300 organizations and individuals across the country. Read more >

What America Owes the Refugees Pouring Into Europe

[Sept. 11, 2015] The vision of hundreds of thousands of desperate human beings fleeing airstrikes, terror, and violence from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and beyond has brought the stark human cost of today’s “anti-terror” wars to the front pages. Read more >

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt calls for action on World Refugee Day

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt has been commemorating World Refugee Day with Syrian refugees in Turkey, which has overtaken Pakistan to become the world's largest refugee-hosting nation with more than 1.77 million in urban areas and government-run camps.

The Special Envoy and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres also met Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to thank him and his people for the country's generosity towards Syrian and Iraqis refugees and to discuss the challenges that Turkey and other host nations face, and their need for support. Read more >

Dominicans of Haitian descent scramble for residency amid deportation threat

Yesenia Originé has never been to Haiti and has no interest in going. Read more >

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