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Lack of money at World Food Program leaves 1.7 million Syrians without aid

Lack of money at World Food Program leaves 1.7 million Syrians without aid | Upsetment | Scoop.it
With donor nations failing to fulfill their pledges, the World Food Program is forced to halt its assistance program.
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Yet we in the developed world will still wonder why organizations like ISIS can gain such great followings.

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Honduran Children Deported From U.S. Back to World's 'Most Violent City'

Honduran Children Deported From U.S. Back to World's 'Most Violent City' | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A chartered flight of minors and mothers deported from the U.S. landed on Monday in San Pedro Sula, said to be the world's murder capital
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There is no easy answer. My heart goes out to these people looking for a safer place and a better life. Sadly, we must remember that even if we allowed them to stay in the U.S., there is a high likelihood that the children would end up in violent gangs in their teens. In fact, earlier refugees since deported from the U.S. make up a significant part of the gangs in their homelands. The real issues are the American war on drugs and poverty, both of which make the violence strangely viable. When we contribute to ending that violence, we may actually help both the innocent and ourselves. Meanwhile, we can only feel for those who so desperately want something better.

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Immigrant keeps suicide watch over fellow refugees from Bhutan

Immigrant keeps suicide watch over fellow refugees from Bhutan | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Som Subedi is stuck in traffic. He's running late to check on one of his flock: a 37-year-old woman who's among scores of newly arrived Bhutanese immigrants he watches over like a worried parent.
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It upsets me that Bhutan rejects its Hindu minority. It upsets me more that refuges groups who come in such small numbers to America find themselves so lonely. It makes me wonder if we average Americans do enough to welcome the wayfarers into our communities and our lives. When my grandparents came to America, were they welcomed? Sure, they were not pat of such a tiny diaspora, but were they welcomed by the people who were here? Probably not, and that makes it all the more imperative that I behave better, that I welcome strangers to my land. What about you?

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