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PRI/PRX's The World · June, 2016

At PRI/PRX's The World, we believe sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, and connecting people and cultures will effect positive change in the world. By building a deeper awareness and understanding of the world's peoples, conditions, issues and events, we enable others to form their own opinions, share their knowledge and creativity, and take informed actions on issues that matter to them.

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Latest posts by PRI/PRX's The World from June, 2016

A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees

Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria.

A Syrian Family in the US Creates Art and Music That They Couldn't Back Home

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.

Muslim Refugees Stuck in Greece Miss Home More Than Ever During Ramadan

The Greek government is making an effort to support Muslim refugees during Ramadan, but for those stuck in limbo the holiday is also a painful reminder of better days.

The Savory Treat of the Dragon Boat Festival and the Aunties Who Make Them

Many Taiwanese Americans rely on “aunties” — vendors who sell bah tsang through informal networks — to get their fill.

Safe in Germany, a Syrian Refugee Learns to Smile Again

"In the cab, I stared out the window at this beautiful land. Can I build a future here? I wondered."

‘The Day I Became Just a Stupid Number': One Syrian Refugee's Journey to Europe

"It is an experience you would never want to go through unless you are truly desperate," Zozan Khaled Musa writers about her journey through Eastern Europe in search of refuge.

For One Syrian Refugee, the Boat Crossing to Greece ‘Seemed Like an Endless Journey’

"The idea of a safe trip...was just a lie that we used to comfort ourselves. I knew that all of them were liars, getting rich in the trade of humans."

The Difficulty and Uncertainty of Life in Turkey as a Syrian Refugee

"Employers discriminated against us. I met people who were forced to do hard labor for little money. They lived like robots. I didn’t want that."

One Palestinian-Syrian Man's Agonizing Decision to Leave His Home Behind

"It was very hard to decide if I wanted to leave this country without coming back again...Even if it’s dangerous, it is my country. I like this country."

The Student Group in Japan That's Made It Cool to Protest

There's a negative image of protesters in Japan, but one student group is changing that.

For a Conversation With a Random Swede, Call This Number

They were expecting 2,500 Swedish volunteers to answer phone calls from foreigners curious about their country. They got 30,000.

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