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Pope Francis Calls for Greater Commitment to Migrants, Refugees

Last edited 26th August 2018

Pope Francis has marked the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees this Sunday by calling for greater commitment from countries to increase and simplify the process for granting humanitarian and temporary visas to people seeking to reunite with families or fleeing conflicts in their homelands.

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Anti-Trafficking Group Launches Fundraising Appeal After Government Funding Loss

Last edited 5th August 2018

ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has launched an urgent fundraising appeal after the Federal Government revealed that it will discontinue its funding this year.

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Migrants: Merkel and Orban clash over Europe's 'humanity'

Last edited 5th July 2018

German leader Angela Merkel has chided Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over migration, saying they should not forget the issue was about people.

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Trump Defends Separating Immigrant Families Amid Outcry

Last edited 19th June 2018

US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation.

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Myanmar Rohingya Refugees Brace for Monsoon Deluge in Bangladesh Camps

Last edited 6th May 2018

The Rohingya are a more than a million-strong population of Muslims from majority-Buddhist Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.

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Refugee day Center Provides More Than Safe Haven

Last edited 7th May 2018

One of the first stops for some refugees upon arrival in Rome is the basement of an American Episcopal church. Facing an Italian culture in which they're frequently met with hostility, these people find a safe haven beneath St. Paul Within The Walls.

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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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