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UN’s Ban Ki-moon picks Italy’s Filippo Grandi to head UNHCR

Italian diplomat Filippo Grandi is to head the UN refugee agency, succeeding Antonio Guterres. The appointment is a defeat for Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former leader of migrant-restrictive Denmark. UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed Grandi as the new UN refugee chief, tasked with handling the world’s largest ever set of refugee crises, according to a …

Deutsche Welle

Canadians call on government to bring in more Syrian refugees

Canadian mayors, provincial premiers and federal opposition parties, as well as numerous faith groups and even a retired military general have all jumped head-first into the refugee crisis, with many calling for Canada to increase the numbers it takes in of people displaced by Syria’s four-and-a-half-year-old war

Deutsche Welle

The real tragedy of ignoring conflict

The three-year-old boy the world has come to know as Aylan Kurdi is now buried with his older brother and mother in his hometown of Kobani in Syria. It’s hard to imagine a tragedy so profound and so heart wrenching as the sight of his lifeless body lying face down on a beach in Turkey, …

Daily News Egypt