A group of women living in a refugee camp in the village of Diavata — near Thessaloniki, Greece — have been showing artwork during Miami Art Week at an exhibit called “One World Show.” The project, put together by Art 4 Humanity, features photography taken and modeled by the women. We’re told proceeds from the show’s sales will go to the Photography School — established by non-governmental organization Quick Response Team, which trained the women. The school that has instructed over 50 budding photographers — who’ve fled countries including Afghanistan, Syria and Iran — works with “refugees fleeing conflicts around the world… as...
Wali Marjun Darwaan's son carried a bag nearly as tall as he was packed full of winter clothing, toiletries and a pair of cowboy boots across the parking lot at Hickman Flats, an apartment complex on Hickman Road. The family of Afghan refugees came to the complex to visit Santa Claus, who made an early trip to the Des Moines metro on Saturday with the help of Des Moines Refugee Support.
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The need for volunteer and missionary work in Ukraine is urgent. And for some, it is a personal call to help. The Help Charity Help Ukraine lunch event was held to raise money for the people of Ukraine. Pastor Brad Miller and two others from his congregation will be heading to Ukraine on December 10, and proceeds from this lunch will allow them to buy and bring food and supplies.
Anthony Bucciero of Murrysville was surprised to discover the similarities between the economies of Ukraine and Pennsylvania. “It’s a lot like Pennsylvania, with a lot of farming and manufacturing,” said Bucciero, CEO of Guardian Construction Management Services in Murrysville. “And to think that someone has just come in and bombed the hell out of the place, I felt bad and got online trying to see what I could do.”
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)-A local organization who looks to help those who are homeless started what they hope becomes a new tradition.The bluegrass group Gloryland Way, led by leader Vincent Tan, provided entertainment for Project Rescue’s first Christmas Bazaar at the Standifer Gap Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Visitors could shop at...
A group of Round Rock ISD students founded HEARD Foundation last August, a nonprofit that supports displaced refugee children as they integrate into their new communities.
LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Helping Ukrainian refugees, one jewelry piece at a time. The Franciscan Spirituality Center partnered with the Sisters of the Dormition to host a craft fair to support Ukraine. Organizers hope the fair promotes a holiday message of peace and goodwill. They say that everything sold at the fair, from handcrafted jewelry to rosaries, holds a special...
SODDY DAISY, TN — A.M.F.A. Sewing Class for Chattanooga Refugees is a sewing class that teaches ladies a skill but also helps them adapt to their new home and connect with other people in their new community and fellow refugees. Their sewing skills are then used to create bags...
Large parts Ukraine have been plunged into darkness amid rolling blackouts following Russian attacks on its energy grid.
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Marwa Lahlou tearfully recalled the moment she was called “the daughter of a terrorist.” As the only Arab student in her high school, discussions surrounding the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 often drew bullying and discrimination from her peers. Now, Lahlou holds the 2022 Miss Arab USA crown...
District attorney encourages immigrants, refugees to report crime, says legal status won't be reported
New outreach includes videos, social media and printed cards, and partnerships with groups such as Catholic Charities
There’s a new exhibit at the Coconino Center for the Arts called 25 Million Stitches: One Stitch, One Refugee. It’s a global participatory art project that uses thousands of hand-stitched panels to represent refugees worldwide. It’s meant to bring awareness to the enormity of the crisis. KNAU’s...
Sweden-based dissident Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov has been assassinated, according to Chechen opposition figures. On Monday, 1Adat, a Telegram channel and social movement, reported they had confirmed through sources in Chechnya and Europe that Abdurakhmanov had been gunned down. They said his brother, Mohmad Abdurakhmanov, had been taken into protective custody. In a video address on Monday, Anzor Maskhadov, a former representative of the Chechen republic of Ichkeria and an associate of Abdurakhmanov, also confirmed his death.
For six years, Ames High School students have created portraits to boost the spirits of children around the world. But the war in Ukraine has expanded the scale and scope of the students' work, on display this month at the Ames Public Library. The Wisconsin-based Memory Project was founded by...
On the first night of the Stonewall Uprising in June, 1969, there were actually two riots. In the Women’s House of Detention—the prison that hulked just 500 feet down Christopher Street from the bar—incarcerated people heard what was happening outside, and flocked to their small, barred windows. Chanting, “Gay rights, gay rights!” they set fire to their meagre belongings and tossed them at the crowds below—tiny missiles of freedom, like falling stars, blessing the resistance.
A D.C. region interfaith group celebrated a milestone this weekend as they helped their 100th refugee family find a home — and a new start — in the area. Raz Mohammad and his family fled their home in Afghanistan to Islamabad, Pakistan, where they awaited a Special Immigrant Visa to the United States. They received that visa a few months ago and arrived in the U.S. on Oct. 13.
"I was asleep, my phone rang, and my friend on the other side of the line told me, 'the war started,'" Ukranian model Vika Levi recalls. "I mumbled that I don't believe it, and she told me to look out the window. My husband and I went to the balcony, we heard the sirens, saw the bombing, and from that day on, our lives changed," the 26-year-old Vika Levi (26) describes the moments she experienced in her apartment in Kyiv.
Pugacheva continues to be harassed in Russia because of her support for Ukraine. The famous singer Laima Vaikule came to the defense of Alla Pugacheva, who continues to be harassed because of her support for Ukraine. As the Telegram channel “Celebrity Diaries” reports, in one of the interviews, Vaikuli said...