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Was Sarajevo 1997 Start of “Global Citizen” Consciousness?

By, Ambassador Muhamed (Mo) Sacirbey

Art and music were integral part of defense and global solidarity that helped Sarajevo survive the longest modern siege of a European capital. From around the globe, artists as U2…

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#Yazidis – Victims of #Genocide, Slavery, & Sexual Slavery

Yazidids  may be an ancient people, but they are modern-day victims of genocide and ISIL targets for hatred, slavery, and sexual slavery.  They are an Iraqi ethnic minority, primarily Kurds,…

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Lofty Goals at World Humanitarian Summit, BUT Show Me the Money!

The first World Humanitarian Summit, which closed on May 24, 2016 in Istanbul, assembled 173 Member States, 55 Heads of State and Governments, some 350 private sector representatives, and over…

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World’s Biggest Losers – #Refugees or Europe?!

Border violence erupted yesterday at Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic) and Greece, near Eidomeni. UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Spokesperson, Adrian Edwards, expressed grave concern.  According to today’s reports on…

Global Conflict Is Affecting Our Children

Kids around the world are being denied an education and struggling to survive

Imagine a preschool class filled with 30 bright-eyed, innocent four-year olds who enjoy nothing more than playing with their classmates and friends. Now imagine that by the time those children…

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Missing One Hot Meal Won’t Kill Me!

As snow pummels the Northeast, temperatures plunge, and the threat and reality of coastal flooding in my area is a major concern, I’m rushing to cook a lot of food…

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#Palestinian #Refugees “Long Journey” Recognized

Palestinian Refugees and their plight comes alive in the dramatic traveling audiovisual exhibition, Long Journey.  The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) with the support of the European Union,…

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First International Day for Genocide Victims

“One More, Never Again” is a stark reminder of man’s massive failure and complicity in genocide, the “crime of crimes.” This December 19 was an historical first step in recognition,…

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Does this #Refugee Look like an Undesirable to be Sent Home?

The year of his birth was 1884, and at less than one year of age, John James Mates, my grandfather of Irish-Catholic heritage, sailed to America and into the Pennsylvania…

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#Shakira Tuned into Children & Education

Far from the coincidental Ambassador, Shakira has turned her effort on behalf of Children’s education from UNICEF, to the World Bank and even a joint Israeli/Palestinian school in Jerusalem. It…