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Horror of Enslaved Kids Only Pushes Ex-detective More

Last edited 16th February 2018

Suzanne is someone who willingly descends into the darkest and most depraved places of human society in order to rescue children sold into sexual slavery.


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Melanie and Mirra, two women who didn't choose to be refugees

Last edited 15th January 2018

No one chooses to be a refugee. Melanie didn't choose, but she's been a victim of bad luck. She arrived in Rome three years ago as a tourist from Dublin, and her life changed overnight in the Eternal City.


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Dominican Sisters Help Educate Iraqi Children Returning Home

Last edited 10th January 2018

When Iraqi residents fled their homes during the Islamic State invasion, they left behind their houses, neighbors, and day-to-day lives.


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Let Doctors into Manus Detention Centre: AMA

Last edited 20th November 2017

The asylum-seekers have shut themselves inside the Australian-run Manus Island centre for the past 20 days, defying attempts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to close it in a standoff the United Nations describes as a “looming humanitarian crisis”.


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Government must Help Refugees - Bishop Vincent Long

Last edited 5th November 2017

The safety and wellbeing of over 600 asylum-seekers on Manus Island are at risk following the closure of the regional processing centre. These men, most of whom are proven refugees, were held in mandatory and indefinite detention under an agreement between the Australian and PNG governments.


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Manus Island: Refugees Refuse to Leave Australian Camp Amid Safety Fears

Last edited 31st October 2017

Refugees held by Australia in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have barricaded themselves inside a detention centre and launched legal action to fight its closure.


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Australia Offers Nauru Detention to Manus Refugees

Last edited 11th October 2017

Refugees held by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have been given the option of possibly moving to a detention centre in Nauru.


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Pope Launches Caritas Refugee Initiative

Last edited 27th September 2017

"Those who come to our land and we who go toward their heart to understand them, to understand their culture and language" embark on a shared journey that "without hope cannot be done," Francis said at his weekly general audience.


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Australia Offers to Pay Rohingya Refugees to Return to Myanmar

Last edited 18th September 2017

Australia is promising thousands of dollars to Rohingya refugees who agree to return to Myanmar, a country that has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority.


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Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh to Accuse Myanmar of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Last edited 17th September 2017

Myanmar's top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya "has never been an ethnic group", and accused "extremists" of trying to form a stronghold in northern Rakhine state.


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