Advocates urge more support for Yazidi refugees suffering seizures from PTSD

Yazidi refugees are suffering from high rates of a rare condition brought on by psychological trauma known as pseudoseizures, advocates and doctors say. Now, they want the government to do more to reunite them with their families and improve access to mental health supports.

Justin Trudeau formally apologized for Canada’s 1939 refusal to accept a ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees

Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology on Wednesday for the country’s refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees in 1939.  The ship left Germany in 1939 fleeing Nazi persecution.  After it was rejected entrance into Canada and other countries, the ship was […]

UK begins ‘resettling’ White Helmets as refugees

The first Syrian White Helmets have arrived for resettlement to the UK, where officials call them “brave volunteers” and heroes. The group only works in militant-controlled areas and has been seen rubbing shoulders with jihadists. Members of the group and their families will be settled in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS), […]

Refugees or ISIS fighters? Cypriot authorities fear the worst after finding incriminating photos

Cypriot authorities suspect that ISIS fighters posing as refugees may have entered their country, a local daily reported, amid appeals to the EU to help with an influx of asylum seekers overloading the small island nation. During a random check on asylum seekers’ mobile phones at the country’s refugee processing center, Cypriot authorities found saved […]

The Trump administration reportedly dismissed intelligence findings showing that refugees don’t pose a significant national security threat

Kevin Dietsch via Associated Press The Trump administration reportedly dismissed intelligence findings last year saying that refugees don’t pose a significant threat to the United States. Former government officials told NBC News that a top Justice Department deputy said in a September 2017 meeting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t agree with the intelligence findings. […]

‘I want my daughter to have a future’: Returning Syrian refugees explain urge to come back home

As the Syrian Army moves closer to regaining control over the last remaining militant-occupied areas, a growing number of refugees are returning to begin rebuilding their lives. RT asked some of them why they are coming home. Between January and October of last year, 700,000 Syrians returned home from abroad, according to UN data. One […]

Russia, Lebanon negotiate plans for Syrian refugees’ return home – Beirut

Russia is talking to Lebanon about Moscow’s plans for the mass return home of Syrian refugees, the Lebanese prime minister’s office said on Tuesday. Lebanon hopes the Kremlin’s initiative would tackle what Beirut calls a “displacement crisis.” The UN refugee agency UNHCR says there are about a million Syrians in Lebanon, around a quarter of […]