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USC students work with refugees to engineer solutions for better camp life

Omer Azizi spent much of the past year developing an app that he calls Safar, meaning “journey” in both Farsi and Arabic, to solve the information gap that exists for refugees worldwide. It came out of an assignment in a unique class he took last year from the engineering school at USC.

USC students work with refugees to engineer solutions for better camp life
Man at dinner table, surrounded by people

Yes, they came as refugees, but on ‘Queen Sugar’ this family from Vietnam gets to be so much more

Yes, they came as refugees, but on ‘Queen Sugar’ this family from Vietnam gets to be so much more
Newly arriving Jewish refugee from the Nazi Holocaust wave from the ship "S.S. Awarea" as it pulls into Haifa port on April 6, 1948.

Deporting asylum-seekers without giving them a chance to make their case would violate US and international laws

Deporting asylum-seekers without giving them a chance to make their case would violate US and international laws
Woman and man with baby in front of table decorated for child's birthday

After deportation, a family from Wisconsin will start anew in Cambodia

After deportation, a family from Wisconsin will start anew in Cambodia
In this cartoon, a young boy is swinging from monkey bars and a piece of paperwork from Immigration is at his right

As US ends immigration programs, a mother and son wonder if they'll ever be together again

As US ends immigration programs, a mother and son wonder if they'll ever be together again
A woman sits on sofa across from man and woman, who each hold infants in their arms. Papers on the table.

Residents fled gun violence at a Pittsburgh public housing project. But refugees are still moving in.

Former residents of Northview Heights in Pittsburgh remember marching bands and days at the recreation center. But that was before shootings and drugs became commonplace for some 1,600 residents of the public housing project.

Residents fled gun violence at a Pittsburgh public housing project. But refugees are still moving in.
Syrian refugee girl rests inside the Spanish rescue vessel Astral after being rescued by the Spanish NGO Proactiva off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

Migrants desperate to flee Libya's detention camps are being turned back at sea

Refugees crammed onto rickety boats for the trip from Libya to Italy are increasingly being intercepted and sent back to Libya.

Migrants desperate to flee Libya's detention camps are being turned back at sea
Maddie on left leans on Wilmot

The new mayor of Helena, Montana, has made history — and now just wants to get to work

Wilmont Collins came the US as a refugee. Now he will be the first black mayor of his hometown.

The new mayor of Helena, Montana, has made history — and now just wants to get to work
Demonstrators rally on behalf of LGBT asylum-seekers in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

'Not gay enough': Dutch authorities challenge asylum-seekers to prove their sexuality

Lawyers and activists working with LGBT refugees in the Netherlands report that immigration authorities are increasingly demanding that people fleeing anti-gay persecution back home prove their sexuality.

'Not gay enough': Dutch authorities challenge asylum-seekers to prove their sexuality
Salem Abdullah Musabih, 6, lies on a bed at a malnutrition intensive care unit at a hospital in the Red Sea port city of Hodaida, Yemen, Sept. 11, 2016. Millions of Yemenis face food shortages and the threat of famine after more than two years of civil wa

World hunger has increased for the first time in 15 years. Blame war and climate change.

Around the globe, about 815 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years.

World hunger has increased for the first time in 15 years. Blame war and climate change.
Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

A refugee writer wins a 'genius grant' for his depictions of the displaced

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen lives the insider-outsider life of a refugee. His fictional depictions of the effects of displacement has earned him a MacArthur "genius grant."

A refugee writer wins a 'genius grant' for his depictions of the displaced
Rohingya refugees arrive under the cover of darkness by wooden boats from Myanmar to the shore of Shah Porir Dwip, in Teknaf, near Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, Sept. 27, 2017.

More than half of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are kids. Many are fleeing Myanmar alone.

About 480,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since late August, fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar's Rakhine State. Sixty percent of them are children. Many are alone.

More than half of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are kids. Many are fleeing Myanmar alone.
A group of people heading to a demonstration are going up a stairway in downtown Chicago.

Rohingya in Chicago make an emotional plea to the US: 'Help our people'

Chicago is home to more than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims who have settled there in the last five years. And from over 8,000 miles away from Myanmar, they want their voices to be heard.

Rohingya in Chicago make an emotional plea to the US: 'Help our people'
Afghani refugee, Ahmad Wali Temory, has worked in Germany's parliament with the goal of helping preserve the policies that brought him to Germany.

Merkel's party wants to deport migrants to Afghanistan, but this refugee says it's unsafe

A German far-right party won parliamentary seats after campaigning against policies that welcomed refugees. One of those refugees, Ahmad Wali Temory, hopes to preserve the policies that brought Afghans like him to the country.

Merkel's party wants to deport migrants to Afghanistan, but this refugee says it's unsafe
South Sudanese refugees wait in line for food in Omugo refugee settlement camp in northern Uganda

Ugandans pose as refugees for food because the drought is so bad

Ugandans in the drought-stricken northern part of the country have lost crops and livestock. Now they're resorting to disguising themselves as South Sudanese refugees to gain access to grain, flour and high-energy biscuits distributed at camps.

Ugandans pose as refugees for food because the drought is so bad