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Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast

Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
At least five die as Italian navy rescues 562 people, taking the total transferred to the country this year to 40,000.
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Chinese most welcoming to refugees, Russians least

Chinese most welcoming to refugees, Russians least | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
New 27-nation index by Amnesty International ranks how welcoming people are to those fleeing war and persecution.
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Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The refugee debate creates the impression of unprecedented mass migration. That image is completely incorrect. The real question, when we look at migration globally, is why there is so little of it.
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Sweden’s anti-refugee vigilantism has revealed its dark side | Christian Christensen

Sweden’s anti-refugee vigilantism has revealed its dark side | Christian Christensen | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
This is a country with a history of accepting refugees in great numbers. Now its reputation for tolerance seems irrevocably lost
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The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained - YouTube

Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all? Donate to the United Nations Refugee Agency: http://don...
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This video provides some great concise overview/background of the Syrian refugee crisis (roots in the Arab Spring & eventual rise of ISIS/ISIL). The video, however, does present a clear bias within the presentation of the information; a bias which may or may not represent the views of this forum.

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‘Syria is emptying’ - The Washington Post

‘Syria is emptying’ - The Washington Post | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The country’s war is the driving force behind the refugee crisis.
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Germany Has a Refugee Problem, and the Problem Is the Germans

Germany Has a Refugee Problem, and the Problem Is the Germans | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Anti-immigrant sentiment is fueling violence and arson. What's the matter with Deutschland?
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Europe's African Refugee Crisis: Is the Boat Really Full?

Europe's African Refugee Crisis: Is the Boat Really Full? | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Since Italy began rescuing Africans from the Mediterranean after the last major tragedy in October, the number of refugees coming to Europe has risen dramatically. Fears of economic immigrants could become a top issue in Europe's spring election.
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Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp

Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Sexual violence and environmental degradation threaten refugees seeking protection at Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania.
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Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it

Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A million refugees arrived in Europe this year, says Alexander Betts, and "our response, frankly, has been pathetic." Betts studies forced migration, the impossible choice for families between the camps, urban poverty and dangerous illegal journeys...
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Japan rejected 99 percent of refugees in 2015

Japan rejected 99 percent of refugees in 2015 | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Justice ministry says it accepted 27 asylum seekers out of record 7,586 applications last year.
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What Refugees Ask When They Reach Europe — Uprooted IRC

What Refugees Ask When They Reach Europe - Uprooted IRC - Medium
Some of the most common questions aid workers get are also the most unexpected
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Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them - CNN.com

Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them - CNN.com | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The Syrian refugee crisis brings the world's attention to the key question: which countries welcome the desperate masses and which ones don't.
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Numbers of refugee arrivals to Greece increase dramatically

Numbers of refugee arrivals to Greece increase dramatically | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece is accelerating dramatically and has now reached the 160,000 mark.
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Ghanaians ask for asylum in Brazil

Ghanaians ask for asylum in Brazil | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Some 200 Ghanaians who went to Brazil to watch their team playing in the World Cup ask for asylum, saying they are fleeing religious conflict.
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By the numbers: Refugees in Illinois

By the numbers: Refugees in Illinois | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Data on the state’s international refugee resettlement offer a primer on the sweep of recent world history and a window into U.S. foreign policy.

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Josh Kettell's curator insight, January 23, 2013 11:43 PM

Chicago and Illinois have long be a destination of migrants and refuges.  This timeline displays the relative change in the demograhics of those these incoming refugees.