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Walk a mile in the other person’s shoes

When I was about 5 years old my aunt took me to visit her step sister at Christmas time. It was a couple of years after the Second World War had ended. Food, money and goods of all kinds were ...

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Terrorist Attacks in Paris: ISIL Claim Responsibility

We would like to offer our sympathy to those affected by the recent string of terrorist attacks in Paris, where at least 128 people were killed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are devastated ...

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Charity of the Month: Amnesty International

To round off Refugee Week here at DW, we have awarded Amnesty International with our Charity of the Month title for August 2013. With a global movement of 4.6 million supporters across 150 countries, Amnesty International is the world’s largest ...

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Refugee Week: Go Back To Where You Came From

After the success of the Australian TV documentary ‘s first series, Go Back To Where You Came From returned for a second season: Celebrity Edition. The Award-winning show, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Productions, follows a group of six prominent Australian ...

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Refugee Week: #refugees

With Social Media playing an ever-increasing role in the mass distribution of media and social awareness, we had a little look at who else is talking #refugees this week. Check out what’s trending on twitter and join the debate, hastag ...

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Refugee Week: Australia Changes The Rules On Refugees

On the 19th July 2013, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled a new resettlement arrangement for refugees and asylum-seekers coming to Australia by boat, in what he called an attempt to crack down on people smugglers and prevent further ...

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Refugee Week: Between the Devil & the deep blue sea

In the aftermath of the new Australian policy on refugees, an Amnesty International local action group in Mount Druitt staged a movie screening in their local library to raise awareness of the long and dangerous journey a refugee endures to ...

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Syria Explained

In global focus this month is Syria due to escalating human rights atrocities stemming from the Civil War which sprung up in 2011. But what do we know about Syria, how it got here and how its people are suffering? ...

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