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Canada resettled more refugees than US in 2018, UN says

June 21, 2019 |

Canada overtook the United States as the world’s leading host of formally resettled refugees in 2018, according to statistics compiled by the United Nations.
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Scared Muslim refugees flee Sri Lankan homes over attack fears

April 26, 2019 |

Scared Muslim refugees flee Sri Lankan homes over attack fearsHundreds of Muslim refugees in western Sri Lanka have taken refuge in mosques and a police station after facing intimidation following the deadly Easter bombings, activists said Thursday. At least 359 people died in Sunday’s coordinated suicide blasts, including more than 100 Christians attending mass at St Sebastian’s church in Negombo on the island’s west coast. The attacks have been condemned by leaders of the country’s Muslim minority who have said mosques will not bury the bombers, and the community has been left in fear of a backlash.



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For North Korean Refugees, an ‘Underground Railroad’

March 31, 2019 |

North Koreans trying to escape the hardship of their homeland often rely on what’s come to be known as the North Korean Underground Railroad. GQ has a lengthy story providing a look at how this network of safe havens across Asia operates, and the story by Doug Bock Clark focuses…
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Denmark plans to isolate ‘unwanted’ refugees on remote island

December 6, 2018 |

Denmark’s government has struck a deal to move “unwanted” refugees to a remote uninhabited island once used for contagious animals.
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Rohingya refugees need your help

August 26, 2018 |

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and are seeking refuge in Bangladesh, according to the United Nations.
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What these Rohingya refugees want you to know

August 25, 2018 |

One year after they were forced to flee their homes, Rohingya refugees add their voices to a new database of genocide testimonies.
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Refugees Injured in ‘Very Serious’ Mass Stabbing

July 1, 2018 |

Idaho police say nine people were hospitalized early Sunday and one man is in custody after a mass stabbing at a Boise apartment complex that is home to many refugee families, the AP reports. Boise Police Chief Bill Bones says all nine were taken to area hospitals, some with life-threatening…
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Number of refugees hits ‘five-year high’

June 19, 2018 |

More than 68 million people were forced to flee their homes last year as a result of war, violence and other forms of persecution, according to a new report.
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Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoin

June 13, 2018 |

Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoin

Paxful, the peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, has announced new developments in its #BuiltWithBitcoin charitable initiative. The company has granted scholarships to female Afghan refugees in the U.S., and provided additional resources for the Rwandan nursery school that it helped construct.

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Helping Afghan Women

Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoinThe recipients, which were chosen based on their personal essays, are Susan Naseri, who is interested in non-profit work and law; Dunia Azizi, who will pursue a mathematics degree; and Farzana Nawabi, who is working towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing. They were awarded $ 5,000 each, $ 2,500 per semester. This scholarship will continue as an annual program by Zam Zam, the non-profit which is in charge of the implementation.

“As a recipient of the Zam Zam Water scholarship, I’d like to express endless gratitude and appreciation to Paxful and everyone involved in the donation process,” said Susan Naseri. “Receiving this scholarship is not only an immense honor and privilege; it also eases my financial stress significantly. I’m beyond humbled and thankful for this scholarship; thank you eternally for helping me expand my education and fulfill my dreams.”

Investing in Africa

Paxful Grants Academic Scholarships to Female Afghan Refugees #BuiltWithBitcoinPaxful, which reported earlier this year that its monthly bitcoin volume in Africa is around $ 40 million, launched the #BuiltWithBitcoin program in 2017 by donating $ 50,000 in bitcoin for the construction of a nursery school in Rwanda. The company more recently announced it is increasing its investment in the school by upgrading the facilities, providing teachers with educational materials and salaries, and giving students free launches, uniforms and new desks. It is also building a water filtration system to allow water from local wells to be used for farming.

The initiative also recently welcomed cryptocurrency provider Anthem Gold, which donated enough bitcoin to build a 35,000-liter water tank in Rwanda, and funded the cultivation of over eighty sustainable community gardens as well as thirty goats for two villages. “I am grateful to participate in a project that builds sustainable and essential projects for communities in need,” said Anthem Hayek Blanchard, CEO of Anthem Gold. “We hope to use Zam Zam’s knowledge to provide people with the building blocks needed to foster and grow.”

Ray Youssef, the CEO of Paxful, was recently interviewed on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast about why Africa needs bitcoin.

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Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

April 24, 2018 |

Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings.
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