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Refugee Chef Brings Syria To Westville

Nearly a decade after losing his family’s former pizza restaurant to a bombing in Syria, refugee and culinary entrepreneur Mazen Saloumi has opened a new Middle Eastern pizza restaurant in Westville. That new restaurant is called Westville Emesa Pizza. It’s located at the former site of Westville Pizza & Mediterranean...
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Munhall, PAEllwood City Ledger

Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle bring benefit for refugees to Munhall

MUNHALL — Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Amy Helm, Larry Campbell and Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down will bring to Munhall their three-city benefit tour for migrant and refugee families. The Lantern Tour: A Concert for Migrant & Refugee Families takes place Oct. 29 at Carnegie...
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Channel crossings: People smugglers 'using smaller boats as a diversion'

People smugglers are using a first wave of small dinghies to distract police while larger boats are sent across the English Channel, a French MP has said. Pierre-Henri Dumont said authorities could not stop every departure, with dozens of vessels attempting the crossing in a single night. "Sometimes they use...
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U.S. Calls for Halt to Violence Against Eritreans in Tigray

(Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned about reported attacks against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray region, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, calling for the intimidation and attacks to stop. "We are deeply concerned about credible reports of attacks by military forces affiliated with the Tigray...
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Food, water running out in Tigray refugee camps - UN

GENEVA, July 27 (Reuters) - Some 24,000 Eritrean refugees are trapped in two camps in Ethiopia's Tigray region, cut off from humanitarian aid, and their food rations may have run out, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Appealing for access to the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps, the U.N....

Giant puppet starts 5,000-mile ‘Walk’ in support of refugees

She’s a puppet with a purpose. Little Amal, a nearly 12-foot-tall puppet of the theater project, “The Walk,” started her roughly 5,000-mile journey Tuesday in Gaziantep, Turkey, near the Syrian border, German outlet Deutsche Welle reports. “The Walk” is set to cross eight European countries over its months-long trek, ending...
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What Olympian Yusra Mardini wants people to know about refugees

After inspiring the world as a member of the first-ever IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Rio in 2016, Yusra Mardini is ready to go for the gold once again in Tokyo. The swimmer appears in a moving new Olympics ad titled “We chose to keep our dreams alive” and emphasizes how each refugee Olympic athlete has a unique story to tell.
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UN Says Armed Groups Threaten Thousands of Eritrean Refugees in Tigray

GENEVA - The UN refugee agency warns about 24,000 Eritrean refugees trapped in two camps in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray province are in great danger as fighting among armed groups escalates. Concerns are growing for the safety and wellbeing of thousands of Eritrean refugees in Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps...
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Thousands of US-bound migrants stranded in Colombia

Thousands of migrants are stranded in a Colombian port town as they wait for boats to cross into neighboring Panama on their way to the United States, a state relief agency said. The Gulf of Uraba, on Colombia's northern coast, is one of the main transit points for refugees from nearby Latin American nations as well as Africa, and Asia, trying to cross into Panama through a jungle corridor known as the Darien Gap. The United States is usually their final destination. But the number of migrants arriving in the municipality of Necocli has swelled in recent weeks and a local shipping company that transports people across the gulf into Panama's southern jungle is unable to keep up, the municipal disaster management agency said Tuesday.