All posts tagged "refugees"

  • Pope Francis kisses the foot of a man during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees center, some 30km (18, 6 miles) from Rome, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The pontiff washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees Thursday, declaring them children of the same God, in a gesture of welcome and brotherhood at a time when anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment has spiked following the Brussels attacks. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
    Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘We are

    CASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees Thursday and declared them all children of the same God, as he performed a gesture of welcome and...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • Refugees from Myanmar wave to reporters as they arrive at Incheon International Airport on Dec. 22, 2015 for resettlement. (Yonhap)
    Refugees from Myanmar arrive in S. Korea for resettlement

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A total of 22 ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar arrived in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, becoming the first beneficiaries of Seoul’s new resettlement program for refugees. The refugees, four different families, had been...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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  • A woman who identified herself as a Syrian refugee shows tears while waiting at the immigration office of Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, with people who appear to be her family, Wednesday. National Intelligence Service reported to the National Assembly on the day that 200 Syrian refugees have entered the country so far, and 135 of them were granted temporary stay permits until the justice ministry determines whether to accept them. The agency said 48 foreigners have been deported since 2010 for their affiliation with terrorist groups. (Yonhap)
    South Korea accepts 200 Syrian refugees

    By Kim Hyo-jin A total of 200 Syrian refugees are currently staying in Korea, a representative of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said Wednesday during an interpellation session. The government is currently reviewing whether to give them...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • apan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
    Abe: Japan ready to help refugees, but not take them in

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees. Prime Minister...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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  • (Korea Times files)
    Korea to resettle 30 Burmese refugees

    By Kim Se-jeong Korea will bring in 30 Burmese refugees from a border town between Thailand and Myanmar to help them resettle, through the nation’s first resettlement program. Selection work is underway for the Karen people at the...

    • Posted September 21, 2015
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  • Supporters and activists of the Migration Aid civil group hold a demonstration in support of migrants at Kossuth Square, in front of the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP)
    Austria, Germany says they will take refugees from Hungary

    BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses provided by Hungary’s government as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would...

    • Posted September 4, 2015
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  • The 2014 Unification Music Concert was held in Santa Francisco at the Santa Clara Convention Center Saturday.
    North Korean refugees tell their stories in SF

    By The Korea Times San Francisco staff San Francisco saw a night of shared stories by North Korean refugees and a call for Korean unification Saturday at Santa Clara Convention Center The 2014 Unification Music Concert, organized...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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