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22 Jul 2016 description
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by Azad Essa and Sorin Furcoi

Refugees fleeing fighting in Mozambique struggle to come to terms with life in the camps of Malawi.

Mwanza, Malawi - It is a chilly morning in Kapise. The mist has lifted over the hills, deep in Malawi's southwestern district of Mwanza. But this transit camp, which hosts thousands of Mozambican refugees, is still damp from the early morning dew.

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07 Jul 2016 description
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Thousands from Cuba and Haiti, as well as Africa and Asia, seeking to reach US are stranded on Colombia-Panama border.

Turbo, Colombia - Thousands of refugees and migrants from Cuba, Haiti and as far away as Africa and Asia are stranded on the Colombia-Panama border, where they are seeking an overland route to the United States and the possibility of a better life.

02 May 2016 description
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Humanitarian organisations and volunteers advocate for the use of drones technology to locate refugees at sea.

Rosie Scammell

After being stranded in the Mediterranean for three days, fear had overcome Alou Sango. "I thought that we would all die, because there was nothing left, the petrol had finished," he says of his journey from Libya.

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28 Apr 2016 description
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The recent drowning of 500 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea was not only preventable, but arguably caused by policy. A policy known colloquially as "Fortress Europe", designed to make the journey to Europe as difficult as possible for asylum seekers.

22 Feb 2016 description
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Macedonian officials say hundreds stuck in their country as Serbia "only accepting people coming from Syria and Iraq".

Patrick Strickland

Hundreds of Afghan refugees have been stuck in Macedonia since Serbian authorities started denying them entry three days ago, according to Macedonia's interior ministry.

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24 Jan 2016 description
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People are asking where are the women and children refugees, but they just don't see them.

"No, please don't!" a refugee woman shrieked. She dashed to cover her face with a navy blue headscarf as I timidly approached her for a photo. This was in May when the refugee crisis began escalating in Demir Kapija, Macedonia, my town. What had once been a few people had suddenly grown to waves of about 400 people a day, all sleeping at the local train station.

12 Jan 2016 description
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Danish volunteers have been working at the station for months, offering advice and help to returning refugees.

Copenhagen, Denmark - At the Central Station in Denmark's capital, 26-year-old Erkan Sari effortlessly lists the trains from the arrival board that are likely to be carrying refugees. He has been looking at this board almost daily for the past four months and knows well that those arriving from Germany, in particular, tend to be full.

21 Dec 2015 description
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We examine the Doha Development Agenda, a WTO initiative that has been unable to address unfair agricultural practices.

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has come under renewed criticism for failing poor and developing countries in their 14-year-long battle to achieve a breakthrough in key agricultural trade talks.

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30 Sep 2015 description
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Eleonas camp in central Athens shelters mostly Afghans whose papers are processed slower than those of Syrians.

"I need some money. I want to get to Germany," says a young Afghan, who is using his mobile phone to get in touch with a member of his family back home. At the time he is totally broke and has just made it to Greece.

Another Afghan has brought two of his four children with him.

"We have left our older daughters in Afghanistan with their grandparents. Our heart aches. We will get them as soon as we can," he says.

01 Jun 2015 description
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Frustrated captains seek larger EU patrols and clear protocols on where to take rescued passengers

June 1, 2015 5:00AM ET

by Emily Feldman

ISTANBUL — Capt. Joshua Peris Bhatt and his crew left Latvia one morning last fall aboard a dry bulk carrier hauling 27,000 metric tons of barley. Destined for Qatar, the ship sailed into the Mediterranean Sea, making it just beyond Italy when it was suddenly told to change course.

14 May 2015 description
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Country is first in Arab world to develop a legal migration policy, but integration is stymied by racism

May 13, 2015 5:00AM ET

by Maggy Donaldson @maggydonaldson & Thalia Beaty @tkbeaty

RABAT, Morocco — Christian Wetemwami doesn’t know his mobile phone number, and his aid worker is teasing him about it. He’s in on the joke, but the incident reveals how precarious his life in Morocco is.

30 May 2014 description
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Graduates hoping to embark on an international humanitarian career should not do it to 'save the world'.

It's that time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when university students are donning caps and gowns to participate in graduation exercises. For those new graduates pursuing careers in international humanitarianism (be it diplomacy, development, relief or human rights work), many are wondering what to do next in order to build a career? Herewith a bit of advice for the aspiring humanitarian - and it's not what you'd expect.

25 Nov 2013 description
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by Claire Gordon @clairedon

Since Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines earlier this month, loved ones around the world have posted more than 107,000 names to Google’s Person Finder. Missing-person lists are nothing new, but in any given disaster, they were often difficult to search or find at all. If relief work could be considered an industry, then Person Finder is an example of what Google does best: disrupt an inefficient one.

30 Oct 2013 description
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War and political turmoil force thousands to leave their homelands, but why do so many risk it all in search of asylum?

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06 Aug 2013 description
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What are the human costs of US counter-terrorism laws?

On Monday, August 5 at 19:30 GMT:

Are counter-terrorism laws undermining humanitarian aid? Studies suggest the growing body of legislation post 9/11 is having a negative impact on international assistance. According to one report, since al-Shabaab in Somalia was listed as a terrorist group in 2008, three American NGOs terminated operations there and overall aid to the country fell by 88 percent. We look at the human costs of counter-terrorism laws at 1930GMT.

16 Jul 2013 description
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Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa, and despite the fact that infectious disease is the biggest threat to the continent, the spotlight remains focused elsewhere.

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19 Mar 2013 description
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Negotiators from 150 countries are trying to reach a deal to halt the uncontrolled flow of weapons and ammunition.

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20 Feb 2013 description
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The United Nations says about a third of all the food produced around the world is needlessly wasted.

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