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‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘I feel like they cut me down to the roots’: A Salvadoran refugee’s story

Zach Dyer - August 16, 2016

Jonathan knew something bad was about to happen but the punch to the head took him by surprise. The blow, landed by one of four members of…

Asylum seekers suspected in rash of New Year’s Eve assaults in Europe
Crime
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Crime
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Asylum seekers suspected in rash of New Year’s Eve assaults in Europe

Anthony Faiola | The Washington Post - January 8, 2016

BERLIN -- At least 21 asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa are suspects in the New Year's Eve rampage of sexual assaults and thefts…

Costa Rican knitters provide comfort to Syrian refugees
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Costa Rican knitters provide comfort to Syrian refugees

Mitzi Stark - November 19, 2015

Costa Ricans recently united to send some tropical warmth to the refugee camps in Syria as part of an international project called Mantas para Siria (Blankets for…

Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum
Crime
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Crime
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Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2015

A gay Honduran HIV/AIDS activist who was denied refugee status in Costa Rica filed a constitutional appeal over his case on Wednesday. David Sequeiros from Honduras hoped…

Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course

Zach Dyer - September 23, 2015

In a presidential flip-flop, Casa Presidencial announced Tuesday that Costa Rica will begin accepting refugee applications from Syrians fleeing a brutal and horrific war back home. The statement,…

Germany reinstates border controls over refugee surge
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Global
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Germany reinstates border controls over refugee surge

Ralf Isermann, Pauline Curtet and Katerina Nikolopoulou | AFP - September 13, 2015

MUNICH, Germany – Germany said it was reinstating border controls on Sunday as Europe's top economy admitted it was stretched to the limit trying to cope with a…

Myth: Refugees are a burden
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Global
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Myth: Refugees are a burden

Ana Swanson | The Washington Post - September 11, 2015

Europe is now struggling with the most severe crisis of refugees in decades, as millions of people flee violence in Syria and Iraq. Even as German Vice…

Latin American nations offer to take in Syria refugees
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Global
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Latin American nations offer to take in Syria refugees

AFP - September 8, 2015

BRASÍLIA -- Brazil will welcome Syrian refugees with "open arms," President Dilma Rousseff said Monday, as various Latin American nations sought to help with the human tidal wave…

For refugees, it’s destination Germany
Global
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Global
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For refugees, it’s destination Germany

Anthony Faiola | The Washington Post - September 6, 2015

MUNICH, Germany — A stout Bavarian music teacher brought homemade blueberry crumble because she thought "the refugees must be hungry." A young German mother coaxed smiles out…

Europe’s migrant crisis: What you need to know
Global
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Global
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Europe’s migrant crisis: What you need to know

Danny KEMP | AFP - August 31, 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing…

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