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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Study reveals the staggering economic costs of violence against children around the world.
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Friday, January 9, 2015
Posted in Refugees
Though thousands of miles apart, Minnesota and the Middle East shared a strikingly similar weather phenomenon this week – the arrival of a bitterly cold and snowy winter.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Posted in Refugees
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced that – for the first time – Syrians are now the largest refugee population under its mandate. This finding is part of UNHCR’s Mid-Year Trends 2014 report.This report shows that 5.5 million people – due to war and conflict – became newly displaced during the first six months of 2014. Taking into account several factors, UNHCR says the number of people it helps stood at 46.3 million as of mid-2014. This number is 3.4 million more than at the end of 2013 and is a record high.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
George loved walking and it helped his healing. But when cold weather arrived, George’s walks ended and his depression became harder to manage. Read how we're helping survivors in Minnesota learn to cope with our cold, snowy winters.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Posted in Washington, D.C.
Last week, under the leadership of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee made public the executive summary of its 6,000-plus page report on the CIA’s use of torture post 9/11. CVT has worked for the release of this report for more than four years.Please read CVT’s statement in response to the release of the executive summary.The executive summary describes some things we already knew: that the CIA torture program was more brutal and widespread than had been previously reported, and that the CIA intentionally misled the Congress and the Executive Branch.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
For The Atlantic, Dr. Steve Miles, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics and a CVT board member, participates in a Q&A on doctors’ involvement in torture. Dr. Miles is also the author of the book, Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
With the current instability in Southern Sudan, more and more Sudanese are running for their lives and we expect the numbers to rise in the near future. With all the support needed, we as the program team in Dadaab are committed to offering the best services to ensure restoration of human dignity.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Posted in Immigration, Refugees
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls for an end to the detention of asylum-seeking children.
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Posted in Refugees
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees recently announced a global campaign to end statelessness within ten years.
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Posted in Refugees
The Government of Germany recently hosted an international conference in Berlin on the “Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region.”
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