by / on June 11, 2017 at 17:55

Poland’s right to life bill raises the question “What kind of life?”

Polish charities and NGOs that support disabled children have for years been urging the government to develop a state-supported comprehensive welfare system. Instead, currently, the wide range of therapies for developmental and learning disabilities are offered by 5,356 NGOs, because the scope of services reimbursed by Poland’s National Health Fund is either inadequate for the needs or inaccessible. These charities are also assisting families with disabled children in collecting funds for medical treatment.

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by / on May 9, 2016 at 13:47

Syrian refugees: ‘We would not consider Europe’

In Lebanon, many Syrians who fled the war simply want to return home, and have little interest in resettlement.

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by / on April 1, 2016 at 19:01

Bosnia: Karadzic guilty but will reconciliation follow?

Karadzic sentenced to 40 years in prison – one day for each victim of Srebrenica, but victims cannot forgive his crimes.

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by / on December 3, 2015 at 21:28

A ‘witch-hunt’ for Poland’s barely visible refugees

Xenophobia and aggression against refugees is on the rise, with some suggesting it is fuelled by political rhetoric.

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by / on November 10, 2015 at 09:50

Poland’s modest refugee policy proves controversial

Though the country has agreed to accept just 6,800 refugees from Syria and Eritrea, critics say even that is too many.

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by / on October 2, 2015 at 09:18

Why is Catholic Poland so reluctant to help Muslim refugees?

Religious leaders have faced criticism in Polish media for anti-Muslim comments amid the ongoing refugee crisis.

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by / on September 25, 2015 at 16:24

Poland’s anti-immigrant feeling: Pure hate or fleeting backlash?

Poland is about to take in 9,000 refugees under new EU rules, exposing widespread divisions in the country.

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by / on July 27, 2015 at 14:24

Ukraine faces “hidden crisis” as displacement soars

Ukraine is facing a “hidden emergency” because of the government’s failure to plan for nearly 1.4 million people uprooted by the war in the east.

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by / on June 22, 2015 at 14:32

Displaced Ukrainians face housing crisis

An estimated 1.3 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced since the conflict began and many have sought refuge in the western cities of the country.

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by / on June 1, 2015 at 14:36

Ukrainian Migrants Fleeing Conflict Get a Cool Reception in Europe

Article by Rick Lyman: WARSAW — Volodymyr Zelenyuk knew it was time to bolt when the pro-Russian separatists came to the carwash he owned in the eastern Ukrainian coal town of Antratsyt and demanded his help making and repairing weapons. “Either you help them, or you die,” Mr. Zelenyuk, 28, said. So he grabbed his wife, their passports, two backpacks […]

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