The Obama administration is planning to increase the number of refugees it resettles by 5,000 people, but advocacy organizations have warned that the number is not enough to relieve the migration crisis triggered by the Syrian civil war.Read More
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The United States has vowed to help its European allies with the influx of migrants and refugees coming in from Middle Eastern and African countries ravaged by war, famine, and poverty. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet today (Sep. 9) with congressional lawmakers behind closed doors to discuss how many refugees the US government is willing to take in.Read More
Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a large cargo ship, setting it on an automated course to crash into the coast, and then abandoning the helm.Read More
Seventy-one female Indonesian migrant workers (locally called TKW) have been repatriated from conflict-ridden Syria, a diplomat said on Friday.
The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut's head of information and sociocultural affairs, Wendi Budi Raharjo, said that the workers arrived safely in Beirut on Thursday night after taking alternative roads to avoid blockades caused by bad weather.Read More