Displaced Archives -
Just when those displaced by the onslaught of ISIS in Iraq almost four years ago thought the worst was behind them, many are leaving camps – only to learn their homes have been flattened, there are scant resources to survive and little in the way of safety and protection – prompting scores to turn back around and return to tent life.
Florida and New York could soon see an influx of temporary new residents, reports CNN , as FEMA works with those two states to let Puerto Rican hurricane survivors relocate to the US mainland. At the top of the list would be the 3,000 or so people stuck in shelters…
Sri Lankan rescuers on Sunday pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing, reports the AP. Although the weather has cleared, more rains are forecast for Monday, threatening to bring further misery to over…
The U.N.’s refugee agency reports that the number of displaced people is at its highest ever — surpassing even post-World War II numbers, when the world was struggling to come to terms with the most devastating event in history.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders, the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday. "The refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean and arriving on the shores of Europe, the message that they have carried is that if you don't solve problems, problems will come to you," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told a news briefing.
After years of government investigations, Corinthian Colleges Inc. will shut down more than two dozen of its remaining schools, displacing more than 10,000 California students. The move ends the turmoil at what was once one of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains but presents fresh challenges…
L.A. Times – Business
As pressure mounts for South Sudan to end weeks of violence that have pushed the world’s youngest nation to the brink of civil war, a state of emergency was declared Wednesday.
President Salva Kiir made the call in the states of Unity and Jonglei after more than 1,000 people have been killed and nearly 200,000 have been displaced from their homes due to the violence, according to Reuters.
Typhoon Haiyan has killed too many people to count so far, and pushed to the brink of survival thousands more who have lost everything, have no food or medical care and are drinking filthy water to stay alive.
CNN.com – World