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EXPLAINER: How team of refugee athletes made it to Olympics

HJ News 25 Jul 2021
TOKYO (AP) — The Refugee Olympic Team was created by the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 Olympics to allow athletes to keep competing even if they have been forced to leave their home countries ... The team is being managed in Tokyo by officials from the IOC and the United Nations’ Geneva-based refugee agency, the UNHCR.
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Iranian taekwondoka barely misses refugee team's 1st medal

Yahoo Daily News 25 Jul 2021
Kimia Alizadeh Zonoozi, Refugee Olympic Team, left, attacks China's Zhou Lijun during the taekwondo women's 57kg match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan ... She was granted refugee status in Germany last February, allowing her to compete in the European qualifiers.Story continues.
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Two brothers competing in Tokyo: one for Syria, the other for refugees

The New Arab 25 Jul 2021
Mohamad Maso is representing war-torn Syria in the triathlon event, while his younger brother Alaa will swim for the Olympic refugee team ... Mohamad & Alaa Maso, two Syrian brothers, due #Assad's war on Syrians, have different fate but the same direction to #Olympics, one under the official name of #Syria and the other one with the refugees team.
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Olympics Latest: Murray out of Olympic singles tournament

Brattleboro Reformer 25 Jul 2021
Alizadeh, a bronze medalist in Rio de Janeiro, won twice for the Refugee Olympic Team to advance to the Tokyo quarterfinals ... Access this story and all of our ...
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Meet the Authors: Virtual and in-person appearances this week

The Columbus Dispatch 25 Jul 2021
Virtual and in-person author appearance. • Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed. In the graphic novel, “When Stars are Scattered,” author and illustrator Jamieson tells the story of Omar Mohamed’s childhood growing up in a Somali refugee camp ...Beth Livingston.
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Support for immigration reform transcends religious and party lines

Deseret News 25 Jul 2021
It’s stories like these that inspire faith groups to advocate for permanent immigration solutions ... Williams added, “As a people … I do think our story is knowing what it’s like to be a refugee, knowing what it’s like to be an immigrant.
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Best images of the Tokyo Olympics: Day 2

Yahoo Daily News 25 Jul 2021
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Three refugee athletes competing in Tokyo heading to Ontario college

Toronto Sun 24 Jul 2021
TORONTO — Three refugees from South Sudan competing at the Olympics will be heading to a Canadian college this fall under a program that gives students displaced by conflict a chance to pursue their academic goals ... Story continues below ... Story continues below ... Story continues below.
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Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia's Tigray war

Yahoo Daily News 23 Jul 2021
Ethiopia Tigray Crisis Refugees' Plight ... Ethiopia Tigray Crisis Refugees' Plight ... Keep up to speed at a glance with the Top 10 daily stories ... “Tens of thousands of refugees, fearful for their lives, are currently trapped and unable to move due to the insecurity and ongoing movement of troops,” she said.Story continues.
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UN Refugee Agency's Grandi celebrates the IOC Refugee Olympic Team athletes

UNHCR 23 Jul 2021
Members of the Refugee Olympic Team meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and IOC President Thomas Bach at the Olympic Village in Tokyo ... Grandi is in Tokyo this week to meet and show support for the members of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team ... • For The Journey video, depicting the stories of the Refugee Team, click here.
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From the editor: Headline is a reminder of why we need diversity training

The Columbus Dispatch 23 Jul 2021
A painful and embarrassing headline appeared on a story inside the Metro section on Tuesday ... And it certainly did not reflect the values and work ethic of the reporter whose byline was on the story and who was hired specifically to illuminate the stories of immigrants and refugees.
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Biden authorizes $100 million in emergency funds for Afghan refugees

The Star 23 Jul 2021
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from a special emergency fund to meet urgent and unexpected refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan, the White House said. Read full story ... .
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Limbo star Amir El-Masry: ‘I sat on Omar Sharif’s lap! It was like I was with my granddad’

The Observer 23 Jul 2021
Amir El-Masry has a gravely handsome face and a forehead that goes on for ever. he is like an Easter Island statue with matinee-idol looks ... Limbo review – heart-rending portrait of refugees stranded in Scotland. Read more. Masry plays Omar, who is estranged from his family ... Photograph ... we can get his side of the story ... refugee stories, told by refugees ... .
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Canada To Fast-track Resettlement Of Afghans Who Helped It

Yahoo Daily News 23 Jul 2021
Read full article. News18. 23 July 2021, 9.27 pm·2-min read. OTTAWA ... The withdrawal of U.S ... Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said for security reasons he couldnt say how the refugees will get to Canada or if the Canadian government is seeking space on evacuation flights planned by the U.S. and other allies.Story continues ... Disclaimer ... TRENDING. News18 ... .
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Remembering Amy Winehouse: a tragic reminder of how not to treat famous women

Harpers Bazaar 23 Jul 2021
Perhaps 13 years ago, I was lucky enough to see Amy Winehouse perform at an intimate gig in Mayfair of around 100 people ... Amy’s story has been compared to Britney Spears, a woman who was also hunted and hounded until she cracked ... Related Story ... More From Opinion ... It's time to change how you think of refugees ... It's time to tell my story ... Mae Martin.
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