refugees

September 5, 2018

A look at how new tools such as satellite remote sensing, virtual reality, bots and apps impact the practice of public diplomacy.

Tara Ornstein debunks a few of the myths surrounding migration.

Human Flow Official Trailer [HD] | Amazon Studios

Directed by Ai Weiwei, a new documentary captures the breadth of the ongoing global migration crisis.

Bangladesh will use troops to deliver foreign aid to the border town that has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, authorities announced. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Parliament late on Thursday (Sept 14) that the army would handle relief aid that several nations have sent in recent days.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to help more than 300,000 ­Rohingya refugees but warned her government would “take steps” to ensure Myanmar “take their nationals back”. Ms Hasina visited Kutupalong refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar yesterday to distribute aid and told tens of thousands of refugees her government would build a huge new camp to house a quarter of a million refugees.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced millions in aid for a besieged Philippine city. [...] The assistance is in addition to the A$920,000 emergency food and other supplies assistance that the Australian Foreign Minister had announced last June 20, 2017.

Mollie Symons and Aspen Murray, a recent high school graduate from Hartland, N.B. began the campaign together. “We are both very involved in our school and home community environments,” said Symons, “and also very passionate about social justice causes, international development and supporting refugees, both in our home communities and abroad.”

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