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Idaho employer of refugees wrongly attacked

Chobani’s critics see a conspiracy to infiltrate the U.S. with Muslims and displace U.S. workers with a low-wage labor force.


At least 239 migrants believed drowned in Mediterranean, says UN

BRUSSELS – At least 239 migrants are believed to have drowned this week in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday, adding to …


France moves to dismantle notorious ‘Jungle’ refugee camp

CALAIS, France – More than 1,600 migrants were bused to new shelters across France on Monday as authorities prepared to dismantle the notorious “jungle” camp in Calais, a last stop …


Congolese refugees in Missoula share joys, discoveries

Gilbert Hategeka and Chantal Nyiramanza, Congolese refugees, learn how to live in their new world – Missoula.


100 years ago in Spokane: Speaker pleads for help for Jewish refugees in Europe

From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. B. Kornblith, Seattle district secretary of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, was in Spokane to plead for help for Jews in …


Terrain artwork features Ferris students giving voice to the refugee crisis

In the mornings when Lissa Robison would drive to work at Ferris High School she’d hear stories about refugees fleeing their homelands, and the dangers they faced. At the same …


Lindsay Lohan visits hospital for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Turkey’s state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.


Boise takes in more Syrian refugees than New York and L.A. combined

Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian refugees have moved to the Gem State since last Oct. 1, all of them settling in Boise, according to new data …


Amy Goodman: On refugees, reason must defeat xenophobia, hate

From the Trumps’ hateful rhetoric to Obama’s pernicious refugee policies, the lives of millions hang in the balance.


Spokane teens volunteer at Greek refugee camps

After graduating in 2015, Spokane natives Cameron Conner and Grant Gallaher packed their tent and embarked on a volunteer mission that would take them to refugee camps near the Greek-Macedonian …


Zinke misstates rate of terrorist attacks by children

HELENA – U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke has wrongly stated in two debates this week that 80 percent of terrorist attacks in a Central African conflict are carried out by children, …


U.S. meets target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees

The United States on Monday met President Barack Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced.


U.S. poised to hit Obama’s target of 10,000 Syrian refugees

After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September.


Aid dropped by crane reaches 75,000 Syrians on Jordan border

Cranes hoisted huge white bags with rice, lentils and dates from Jordan into tent camps on the Syrian side of a border berm – an unprecedented way of delivering U.N. …


Refugees run long, inspiring road to Rio’s world stage

The Olympic refugee team is made up of sportsmen and women who have talent and drive, and the same dreams of competing on the world’s largest stage as athletes from …


Twin Falls officials face backlash over refugee assault case

Twin Falls, Idaho, officials have been inundated with angry emails in connection to a juvenile case in which three boys from Iraq and Sudan are accused of assaulting a 5-year-old …


Refugees take citizenship oath in Spokane during celebration

A few hundred of the many refugees who now call Spokane home gathered in Liberty Park on a cool and blustery Saturday morning for a celebration hosted by World Relief …


Connecting childhood hopes to homes: Lutheran Community Services recruiting families to help refugees

Across the world, millions of children have fled war. “They lose their parents or they get separated and they have to go through this refugee process alone,” explains Lisa Johnson, …


U.S. colleges offer Syrian refugees scholarships

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors – and their financial aid – to Syrian refugees.


Women giving birth in Greek refugee camp lack hope for children’s future

Trapped by the closure of the Macedonian border, dozens of women have brought their children into the world in refugee camps in Greece, of which the largest is the sprawling, …


Iraq’s border with Jordan to open soon, after year of closure

Iraq’s border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost yearlong closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi …


U.N. forms refugee education fund, saying 20 million children are out of school

Former British Prime Minster Gordon Brown on Monday announced the creation of the United Nations’ first humanitarian fund for the education of refugee children.


Germans, migrants use new website to break barriers

During the height of the migrant crisis in Europe last fall, Lasse Landt came to a startling realization. Thousands of migrants were pouring into Germany every day, but the 36-year-old …


Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as …


Boise’s refugee resettlement program seen as a success

The success of Boise’s refugee resettlement program has attracted international attention. German professionals, public officials and volunteers kicked off a two-day visit of Boise to learn about how the city …


138,000 people displaced in Darfur fighting, U.N. says

The U.N. peacekeeping chief says an escalation in fighting in Darfur has forced 138,000 people to flee their homes since mid-January and there is no political solution in sight to …


Growing number of students who are learning English poses challenges to schools, families

Spokane Public Schools has had success “clustering” English Language Learners into shared classrooms, but the growing number of students is creating new challenges.


Migrants stuck at closed borders, others seeking new routes through Europe

IDOMENI, Greece – Desperate migrants and refugees piled up Thursday in fetid fields of mud at a closed border crossing as officials warned that a well-trodden route to Europe used …


World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will …


Syria advances in Aleppo, breaking siege and cutting off rebels

The Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province on Thursday, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of …