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18 October 2016
An 'International Day of the Girl' celebration in an internally displaced person camp in Kachin State, Myanmar highlights the lack of government protection of victims of gender-based violence in Myanmar.
14 October 2016
"Events like the 2010 earthquake should be basis for humanitarian asylum. Does sending people back to a country without a working infrastructure and facing famine and disease constitute justice?"
12 October 2016
22 September 2016
Thousands of people have disappeared in Sri Lanka since the 1980s stemming from conflict in the country, and their loved ones still don't know what happened.
21 September 2016
16 September 2016
Members of a parents' group are protesting the Greek government's decision to integrate more than 15,000 children from refugee and migrant families into the national education system.
28 August 2016
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
24 August 2016
To those who know the history of Palestine, Ahmad Abughaush's surname speaks volumes. Yet this information was absent from news reports on his gold medal triumph at the 2016 Olympics.
12 August 2016
Over two thousand leaked files reveal a pattern of sexual abuse, assault and self-harm in Australia's detention centre for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru.
31 July 2016
Two Global Voices contributors spent a week working with a British charity in Calais, France in solidarity with the refugees and migrants of the so-called "Calais Jungle".
18 July 2016
The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.
16 July 2016
Mercy Krua is a Liberian refugee who lives in Boston. Her son was also a Liberian refugee. But he decided to move back to Liberia and make his life there.
6 July 2016
As the Greek summer intensifies, the refugees of Katsikas Camp—plus some 50,000 others stuck across Greece—wait in vain for some of the vague promises of the EU-Turkey deal to materialise.
3 July 2016
2 July 2016
When a Syrian refugee moved into the Jellinek family's home in Berlin, he got help with his German. And the Jewish family developed a new appreciation for their country.
29 June 2016
With its many factions dispersed, the Syrian Revolution is now staggering between an internationally-planned political solution and the long, lost dream of military triumph.
27 June 2016
Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.
26 June 2016
25 June 2016
President Obama is falling short on his pledge to accept Syrian refugees. But some Syrians already have visas and are living in the US, not as refugees, but as professors.
22 June 2016
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."