Africa, Global Politics, United Nations, World News

UNGA 2016 – U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations

A summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama garnered pledges from dozens of countries to resettle or allow the lawful admission of some 360,000 refugees, doubling the number of slots that were available last year, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said. But Ambassador Samantha Power said that was "still only a fraction" of… Continue reading UNGA 2016 – U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations

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Africa, North Africa, Syria War

Syria – Never-ending horror

SYRIA’S war is now into its sixth year. Even when it seems it could not get any worse, it does. On May 31st air strikes around the national hospital in Idlib, a rebel-held part of north-western Syria, destroyed one of the few remaining health-care facilities in opposition territory. At least 23 people died and scores were injured in… Continue reading Syria – Never-ending horror