Former residents of Northview Heights in Pittsburgh remember marching bands and days at the recreation center. But that was before shootings and drugs became commonplace for some 1,600 residents of the public housing project.
Lawyers and activists working with LGBT refugees in the Netherlands report that immigration authorities are increasingly demanding that people fleeing anti-gay persecution back home prove their sexuality.
Around the globe, about 815 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years.
Most of the reports of atrocities in the Syrian civil unrest have been blamed on the Syrian government forces. Now,Human Rights Watch has documented some of the worst incidents of the war - executions, indiscriminate killing and kidnappings - and says the rebel forces are the culprits.
The chemical weapons inspectors now working in Syria say the government of Bashar al-Assad is cooperating. But that’s cold comfort to residents in the Damascus neighborhood of Zamalka, where there are endless blocks of fallen concrete and twisted metal, buildings that are sliced in half and remnants of lives that used to be.
Many Somalis have fled their homeland in the wake of that country's long civil war. As they've resettled, they've had a hard time finding employment. But program in Maine has tapped their native skills and is helping them get established as farmers.
Who says you have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas in America? Since most everyone has the day off on December 25th, refugee communities often come together and create their own holiday traditions.
When Augustine Kanjia came to Worcester, Massachusetts, he'd been nearly killed by rebels, threatened by the Gambian government and forced to come to the US with little more than what he could carry. But what he found in the New England city was a warm welcome — that's made him truly believe Worcester is his forever home.
There are literally millions of Syrians living as refugees around the Middle East. About 1 million of them are living in Turkey, where many have decided to take to begging on the streets to make ends meet. But they're not always getting a friendly welcome.
Syria's presidential elections start next week, but people living abroad can vote starting now. That Bashar al-Assad will win is basically a foregone conclusion — but still throngs are packing embassies abroad, trying to cast their ballot.
When the war in Iraq was raging, Syrians came to the help of their neighbors. They took in refugees, in some cases even total strangers. Today, with their own country going through a bloody civil war, Syrian are looking for refuge — many in Iraq.