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Hurricane watch area reduced in Hawaii

Delegates from 177 countries attending the IUCN world conservation congress at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu can relax a little more, and tourists from the US Mainland ready for a Labor Day weekend of fun, may be relieved to hear that the chances of Hurricane Lester hitting the island are now only 25%.



USA meets resettlement goal of 10000 Syrian refugees

They're among the 10,000 refugees that the United States has taken in from Syria since last fall. UNHCR calls for increased efforts to provide Syrian refugees with additional safe and regular pathways for admission. The increase in Syrian refugees comes with heightened security after extremist attacks in the United States and overseas. Ms Constance said: "From day one we have been clear in our commitment to accepting a fair and proportionate share of the refugees coming to the United ...



Hundreds Of Syrian Refugees Settle In Arizona

It's part of a federal resettlement program, created by President Obama last fall, to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. "More than a number, meeting this pledge ensures that 10,000 Syrian refugees who have lost so much during almost five and a half years of conflict have a chance to start over".



Refugees welcome: Scotland has now taken in 1000 Syrians

The government of Scotland announced that the milestone was reached after 120 refugees arrived last week, but said that the number was "tiny compared with the people in desperate need". Families settled on the Isle of Bute off the country's west coast came forward to praise the local community after newspaper reports that some of them were feeling isolated and ashamed of accepting charity.



USA meets target of admitting 10000 Syrian refugees

The UK aims to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. "The administration should capitalize on the momentum they've built in recent months to speed up the admissions process by significantly increasing the target number of Syrian refugee admissions for the year ahead".



1000 plus Syrian refugees given shelter in Scotland

About 20,000 people displaced by the conflict in the Middle East will be resettled in the United Kingdom by the end of 2020, with around 2000 expected to find new homes in Scotland. David O'Neill, president of council body Cosla, said: "Councils and communities have made incredible efforts to ensure a smooth welcome for our friends from Syria".