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Refugee Planet: There Have Never Been This Many Displaced People on Earth

Half of refugees worldwide are children, new United Nations report finds. An unprecedented 65.3 million people have been displaced around the world due to war and persecution, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on Monday. The new figure is not only a 21st century record, it is also the first time that Read More…

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Refugees Will Get Their Own Team at Rio Olympics

This year, the Olympics are making history by allowing a team of refugee olympic athletes (ROA) to compete in the festivities. According to Al Jazeera, the International Olympic Committee decided to include the team because they will be seen as a “symbol of hope.” There will be ten people on the team that is set Read More…

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Amazon Tribes Resist U.S. Anthropologists’ Attempt to Forcibly Contact the Uncontacted

In the absence of government support, Indigenous Peoples are increasingly speaking out in defense of uncontacted tribes. Fighting back against the notion, put forth by American academics, that isolated tribes must be forced into contact with the modern world, Amazonian Indians are warning of another potential Indigenous “genocide” if such ideas come to pass. U.S. Read More…

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Greece Evacuates Thousands from Refugee Camps

A very large refugee camp in Greece, the Idomeni Camp on the border with Macedonia, is being evacuated this week. The migrants in the camp are being taken to specially designed facilities, and they must travel 50 miles south in order to get there. Riot police moved into the camp in order to begin evacuation, Read More…

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This Woman Just Reunited With The Gorillas She Was Raised With And It’s Beautiful

This young woman reunited with her childhood best friend, a gorilla named Bimms, and it was touching. A young woman, Tansy Aspinall, grew up alongside gorillas during her childhood because her parents ran The Aspinall Foundation, a non-profit organization that rehabilitates gorillas that were in captivity at a park in England. One of her closest gorilla Read More…