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Little Amal: Coventry welcomes giant refugee puppet to city

BBC News 27 Oct 2021
Coventry has welcomed a giant puppet of a child to the city as it nears the end of a 5,000-mile walk from Syria to "rewrite the narrative about refugees" ... Organisers said the aim had been to shine a light on the stories of the millions of displaced refugee children she represents.
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Omaha apartment complex shows how refugee housing can be done right

Omaha World-Herald 27 Oct 2021
No one needs to sell landlord Juan Batista on the idea that renting good, affordable housing to refugees is good business that’s rewarding personally as well as financially ... At least 85% of the residents are refugees or former refugees, most of them from Southeast Asia ... Race is on to provide housing for Afghans and other refugees coming to Omaha.
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Omaha apartment complex shows how refugee housing can be done right -- and at a profit

Omaha World-Herald 27 Oct 2021
No one needs to sell landlord Juan Batista on the idea that renting good, affordable housing to refugees is good business that’s rewarding personally as well as financially ... At least 85% of the residents are refugees or former refugees, most of them from Southeast Asia ... Race is on to provide housing for Afghans and other refugees coming to Omaha.
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Headlines and rhetoric from the border don't match reality

The Courier Times 27 Oct 2021
The hyperbolic narrative was further complicated by the recent feverish rush out of Afghanistan and the spike of Haitian refugees that resulted in many stories about their makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas, and the response from border authorities.
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Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs ...

The Hill 27 Oct 2021
Major airlines and travel industry executives will be donating 20,000 flights to get Afghan refugees to their final destinations in the U.S., organizers of the effort announced Tuesday ... Welcome.US is a nonpartisan effort launched last month designed to be a “single point of entry” for Americans who want to help Afghan refugees.
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Little Amal meets Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland in Oxford city parade

The National 26 Oct 2021
Taking inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, which marks its 150th anniversary this year, the story begins in the "Garden of Live Flowers" at the Botanic Gardens where the unaccompanied refugee child arrives with a bag of memories of the homeland she has fled.
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Online criteria for Afghan refugee program changes, applies only to those who've fled

Toronto Sun 26 Oct 2021
OTTAWA — The Canadian government has quietly changed the criteria on its website for a special program for vulnerable Afghan refugees so that only those who have already managed to escape to other countries are eligible ... Story continues below ... Story continues below ... Story continues below ... Story continues below ... Story continues below.
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Help unravel the mystery of an old wooden boat donated to the Durban Maritime Museum ...

Independent online (SA) 26 Oct 2021
EThekwini Municipality museum curator Steve Kotze said there were many hearsay stories as to how the boat arrived in the Durban Harbour. Kotze said he heard a story that a group of refugees built the boat. The refugees were floating along near the Mozambique channel when a passing ship picked them up ... The stories we hear cannot be taken as fact.
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Flavours of Afghanistan in Dubai – Iman Nazemi’s creative food pursuit

Gulf News 26 Oct 2021
At the age of 20, Iman Nazemi was rehabilitating refugees in her aunt’s camp being overseen by Red Crescent in Afghanistan, when she found her calling for food ... It was also very important for the refugees to understand food as a something more than eating ... “I think a lot of the stories we would hear about Afghanistan and its people was over food.
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Indigenous Australians sue government over climate change

Urdu Point 26 Oct 2021
Lawyers for traditional land owners from Boigu and Saibai -- among the worst-impacted islands -- want the Federal Court to order the government "to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will prevent Torres Strait Islanders from becoming climate refugees" ... "Becoming climate refugees means losing everything.
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Commentary: Headlines and rhetoric from the border don't match reality

Tyler Morning Telegraph 26 Oct 2021
The hyperbolic narrative was further complicated by the recent feverish rush out of Afghanistan and the spike of Haitian refugees that resulted in many stories about their makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas, and the response from border authorities ... Recent Stories You Might Have Missed.
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Animation Is Film Awards ‘Flee’ Top Prize, Announces Other 2021 Winners

Variety 26 Oct 2021
The organization has awarded the grand prize, its top honor, to ...
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Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Magazine reporters receive Publick Occurrences Awards

Worcester Telegram 26 Oct 2021
The awards recognize the best work that New England newspapers produce each year ... Worcester Magazine's Publick Occurrences Award was presented to reporter Veer Mudambi for his story about an LGBT refugee’s traumatic journey from Uganda to Worcester. .
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Oscars: Denmark Selects Animated Doc ‘Flee’ in Best International Feature Category

The Hollywood Reporter 26 Oct 2021
Show additional share options. Show additional share options ... The documentary is an intimate account of the life of Amin, a close friend of Rasmussen, who arrived in Denmark as a young refugee from Afghanistan 25 years ago. His story is told via animation, with sections of real-life footage woven into the narrative ... release by Neon ... 3 ... 1 ... 21 ... 8 ... ....
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3 showings at the Austin Jewish Film Fest you just can’t pass over

Culture Map 26 Oct 2021
Jewish films are a treasure trove not just of history and resilience, but of wit and the earnestness of real-life stories ... “I want people to walk away educated or entertained, but at the same time to think about the stories,” Finkel says ... There are a large number of Afghan refugees coming to Austin.
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