Empowerment and compassion in refugee crisis response: A conversation with UNHCR MENA Director Amin Awad

“Having worked all over the world on a range of emergencies over the last 30 years, community resilience is something that I have witnessed in every situation, without fail. The strength of the human spirit to triumph over adversity never ceases to amaze me.”

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News Roundup: Floods continue to devastate Southern Iran, Escalation of violence in Libya between Haftar and UN-backed government in Tripoli, and Bouteflika officially resigns after weeks of demonstrations

Floods continue to devastate Southern Iran, Escalation of violence in Libya between Haftar and UN-backed government in Tripoli, and Bouteflika officially resigns after weeks of demonstrations.

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News Roundup: Gazans participate in Great March of Return as Hamas and Israel negotiate ceasefire, Algerian President Bouteflika poised to resign amid continuing protests, and opposition scores victories in Turkish local elections

Gazans participate in Great March of Return as Hamas and Israel negotiate ceasefire, Algerian President Bouteflika poised to resign amid continuing protests, and opposition scores victories in Turkish local elections.

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The politics of hope: a nation’s patience tested

Iran’s citizens, who have clung to hope and the possibility for change through decades of domestic repression and isolation from the global economy, struggle to remain hopeful. By further undermining Iran’s civil society through a damaging, sanctions-forward policy, the U.S. risks weakening the aspirations of Iranians for a peaceful future where equality and human rights are respected.

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