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Under the title ‘Islamic Philanthropy - Transforming the Lives of the World’s Displaced’, UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, launched its Annual Islamic Philanthropy Report today, highlighting the impact of Zakat, Sadaqah, and Sadaqah Jariyah donations received through its Refugee Zakat Fund.
Overall, just over half of the deaths this year — 259 — were caused by drowning, such as through shipwrecks in the Caribbean or failed river crossings. About 65 were from highway crashes, and around 20 each on railroad routes, from dehydration or exposure, violence including homicide, and sickness or lack of medical care.
When the image of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy, rattled collective human conscience and made global headlines after he drowned on Sept.2, 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea, it was expected that the approach of governments and people towards refugees and migrants would turn more humane.
The plight of the displaced people is incomprehensible. It is distressing that the daily tragedy of internal displacement continues for millions of people around the globe. A recent report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) had indicated that a record 41.3 million
The distinct aspect of the coup in Burkina Faso, where the army has taken over the government and President Roch Kabore, who was elected in 2015, and the constitution was suspended, was that the people have welcomed it.
A soccer star shot dead. Parliament gutted by fire. People trampled to death in riots. Even with the most spectacular crimes, South Africa’s criminal justice system can’t seem to keep up. For months, the nation has engaged in a lengthy
I found this piece of news interesting and refreshing. It seems that a rebooted version of the old Nokia mobile phone is back on the market. It’s been nicknamed ‘the brick phone’, rather unfairly I think. A brick phone is a phone that does