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  • A tidal wave of refugees is coming

    02/27/2018 8:18:17 AM PST · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/26/2018 | David P. Goldman (Spengler)
    Harden your hearts. According to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, 68 million people around the world are or at risk of becoming refugees. The migration of a few million people has already turned the European Union inside out and motivated the election of an America-first presidency. What we have seen so far, though, is nothing compared to what is to come. Fertility is declining in almost all the educated and prosperous parts of the world, notably including East Asia. But it remains extremely high in the least-educated parts of the world with the worst governance and the poorest...
  • UN Refugee Agency Says They Want at Least 380,000 Migrants in Europe Per Year

    09/01/2017 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 31 replies ^ | 1 Sep 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said there are at least 380,000 people that are seeking refuge in Europe every year, and the European Union should work to take in more migrants. Currently, the EU is increasing the number of asylum seekers it takes in through legal channels at a rate of 20,000 per year, but the UNHCR said the increase is not enough. The group has called for a double-digit increase in numbers and said the new proposal to accept migrants in Africa could facilitate a growth in numbers, Austrian newspaper Kurier reports. Ruth Schöffl, a spokesman for...
  • [Vanity] Evan McMullin: NeverTrumper Candidate worked for CIA & UN simultaneously?

    08/08/2016 9:21:07 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 15 replies
    Investment Banking Associate Goldman Sachs 2010 – 2013 (3 years) | San Francisco Bay Area Worked on a variety of capital raising and M&A projects and deals across several industries including technology, energy, consumer goods, biotech, industrials, and real estate. Central Intelligence Agency | National Clandestine Service Operations Officer Central Intelligence Agency | National Clandestine Service 1999 – 2010 (11 years) Managed clandestine operations related to counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, energy, political stability, and counterintelligence, while serving mostly in hostile environments. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Volunteer Refugee Resettlement Officer United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2001 – 2001 (less than...
  • Greek Businessman Opens His Own Hotel to Suffering Refugees

    12/11/2016 9:37:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 12/11
    Hotelier Andreas Vasileiou had watched with despair as refugees were shown living in wretched conditions across his country Greece. Vasileiou headed the family-run, seaside Hotel Rovies on Greece’s second-largest island of Evia. This spring he decided to act and opened the hotel’s doors to 88 asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and other countries, half of them children. The move was initiated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the plan was for hotels in Greece to host refugees - part of an accommodation program funded by the European Commission, and Vasileiou’s heart-warming gesture is featured on the UNHCR website. Vasileiou...
  • Catholic Charities Resettled Ohio State’s Somali Attacker

    11/30/2016 5:03:27 AM PST · by NYer · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who attacked eleven people on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday, was initially resettled in Texas by Catholic Charities of Dallas in June 2014, according to The Dallas Morning News. snip Artan and his family “arrived at DFW Airport by way of JFK International Airport, and stayed in temporary housing in Dallas for 23 days,” according to NBC5. A spokesperson for the State Department tells Breitbart News that 98 Somali refugees arrived in Texas in June of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System database....
  • 'Unfair' Refugee Distribution Stokes Global Crisis: Amnesty

    10/05/2016 12:07:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    The burden of the global refugee crisis is being unfairly shared, with just 10 countries hosting the majority of refugees, humanitarian groups said, urging wealthy nations to step up their response. Fighting in Syria, Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan has pushed the total number of refugees to a record 21.3 million in 2016, according to the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR. Fifty eight percent of refugees recognized by UNHCR have found shelter in one of only 10 neighboring countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. "The responsibility of protecting refugees is very...
  • UN Refugee Agency Cannot be Trusted

    08/05/2016 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/16 | Joseph Klein
    Congress should give serious consideration to mandating a different registration system that reduces, if not eliminates, UNHCR’s role in the intake process The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is where would-be asylum seekers are first registered and vetted for possible referral to a destination host country for resettlement. UNHCR is the prime international advocate for self-identified “refugees” seeking asylum. While the agency gives lip service to security concerns and the need to weed out terrorists, it operates on the premise that such asylum seekers, wherever they come from including the Middle East, should be given the benefit of...
  • [From November 17, 2015] UN Working With Islamist Group To Resettle Over 15,000 Syrian Refugees In

    06/26/2016 8:59:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2015
    Who picks the Syrian refugees that resettle in the U.S.? Homeland Security? No, the United Nations, in concert with a global Islamist group. And they're sending "more than 15,000," not the widely reported 10,000. In fact, Washington has no role in selecting the thousands of Syrian refugees coming to your hometown. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is really behind the effort, and he's referred an additional 5,000-plus Syrian nationals here. The UNHCR is working "hand in hand" with an international Islamist group of 57 Muslim nations — the Organization of Islamic Cooperation — whose founding charter seeks to...
  • John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US

    06/21/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies ^ | Published 4 hours ago 6-21-2016
    John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US Published 4 hours ago Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actress Angelina Jolie attended an iftar dinner on Monday an iftaar dinner in Sterling,...
  • ISIS reportedly uses hundreds of families as human shields to protect Fallujah

    05/31/2016 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | May 31, 2016
    "Several hundred" innocent families were trapped in the center of the bloody battle for the Islamic State's Iraqi hub of Fallujah, used as human shields for the terror group, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday as a leading aid group called it a "human catastrophe." The fighting left at least seven members of one family dead or wounded on Saturday, UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told reporters. An estimated 50,000 people remained trapped. "They are locking some families down inside the hospital building," Salem al Halbusi, who lived in Fallujah, told USA Today. "They are making people freak out...
  • Here Comes the Obama/UN Refugee “Surge” — Rebranded as “Safe Alternative Pathways”

    04/29/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/27/2016 | William F. Jasper
    Across the United States, designated “Welcoming Communities” have begun receiving — or soon will be recipients of — Syrian “refugees” chosen by the United Nations and supposedly vetted by U.S. agencies. But only months ago top officials of these same agencies stated it would be impossible to vet the enormous pool of refugee applicants for terrorist and criminal backgrounds, or even to prove that they are from Syria, considering the chaos in the Middle East and lack of documentation among the migrant. Nevertheless, while in Germany last September, Secretary of State John Kerry promised the United States would take “a...
  • U.S. plots with United Nations to expand Syrian refugees from 10,000 to 200,000

    04/25/2016 10:23:42 PM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 4/25/16 7:21 PM | By Paul Bedard
    In a move around the standard refugee settlement process in America, the United Nations and the administration are scheming to find other ways to boost the number of Syrians entering the country, from 10,000 this year to possibly 200,000. U.S. officials, meeting with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva, joined in a project that looks to "alternative safe pathways" to setting Syrian refugees in America and Europe that include pushing colleges and universities to offer tuition programs and encouraging Syrians already in the country to open their homes to those who've fled the war-torn Middle East nation. The plan...
  • UNHCR Plan Anticipates 5,000 New Migrants Reaching Europe Each Day This Winter

    11/14/2015 9:14:44 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 11/14/2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A plan by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for dealing with the European refugee crisis anticipates that as many as 5,000 Middle Eastern refugees and migrants could pass from Turkey into Europe each day over the next four months—with a total of 600,000 moving into Europe from November through February.
  • UN: Almost 220,000 migrants, a record, reached Europe by sea in October

    11/02/2015 8:52:19 AM PST · by amorphous · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | REUTERS
    GENEVA - A monthly record of 218,394 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea in October, up from 172,843 in September, Adrian Edwards, a spokesman for United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, said on Monday. "That makes it the highest total for any month to date and roughly the same as the entire total for 2014," he said. The UNHCR puts 2014 arrivals by sea at about 219,000.
  • ALERT: 10,000 Syrian Immigrants Headed To THESE 180 US Cities [MAP]

    For the past several weeks it seemed as if Germany had truly become the promised land for Mideast asylum seekers, primarily those seeking to escape the Syrian civil (and global proxy) war, but according to various media reports, also a material number of "ISIS-linked terrorists." Then it all came crashing down earlier today when Germany's beloved by all refugees "Mutti" said genug, and with one decision shut down the border with Austria in the process unraveling decades of customs-union progress (following promptly by the Czech Republic doing the same, with Italy expected to follow suit in the hours ahead). Ironically,...
  • UN refugee agency expects 1.4 million to flee to Europe across Mediterranean

    10/01/2015 8:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The UN refugee agency expects at least 1.4 million refugees to flee to Europe across the Mediterranean this year and next, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, a sharp rise from initial estimates of 850,000. "UNHCR is planning for up to 700,000 people seeking safety and international protection in Europe in 2015," reads the document, a revision to the agency's existing appeal for funds. "... It is possible that there could be even greater numbers of arrivals in 2016, however, planning is based for the moment on similar figures to 2015."(continued)
  • Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US

    09/03/2015 3:54:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 3, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Richest refugee contractor says 8,000 Syrians not enough, wants 65,000 admitted to US Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 3, 2015 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) headed by a Brit—David Miliband the former British Foreign Secretary—restates its demand that Obama admit 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to the US ASAP. He also praises Germany, Iceland and Sweden for opening their nations to the hundreds of thousands of migrants swarming into Europe! David-Miliband-Hil_3425257b Hillary and David Miliband. She described him as cute! When he arrived in NYC to head up the IRC he was feted by George Soros, Bill Clinton and Samantha...
  • Slovakian Government Refuses to Cave to UN’s Demands to Take in Muslims

    08/22/2015 9:44:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/20/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Says They Will Only Take in Persecuted Christians The Slovakian government will now be accepting Christians who are persecuted by Muslims. The UN is telling Slovakia that they must, as well, take in Muslims, but Slovakia is firmly responding: 'We will only take Christians!' Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said that Muslims would not feel at home in Slovakia because there are no mosques in the nation. He said: We could take 800 Muslims but we don't have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here? Babar Baloch, Central...
  • Kenya demands UN move massive refugee camp

    04/11/2015 4:36:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The Kenyan government has given the UN three months to relocate the world's largest refugee camp over the border to Somalia. Nairobi has vowed a tough response following the recent massacre by Somali jihadists. The United Nations Dadaab camp in northeast Kenya houses hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Somalia, and authorities have in the past accused Islamists of hiding within the camp. "We have asked the UNHCR to relocate the refugees in three months, failure to which we shall relocate them ourselves," Deputy President William Ruto said in a statement on Saturday, adding that the government will secure...
  • Tel Aviv Mayor on Infiltrators: It'll End in Violence

    01/05/2014 1:39:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    Tel-Aviv Yafo's mayor, Ron Hulda'i, reacted Sunday to the demonstration by tens of thousands of infiltrators from Africa, who assembled at Rabin Square and demanded that the government allow them to stay in Israel and work legally. "The demonstration today is only the beginning of a process that unfortunately will only escalate,” he predicted, “and I regret to say that we will see violence in the streets.” Hulda'i accused the government of ignoring the difficulties that the infiltrators face, as well as the difficulties faced by residents who suffer from the immigrants. He demanded that a clear government policy be...