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Nobel Winner Sells Medal for Ukraine, Gets Huge Price

Journalist Dmitry Muratov's gold prize went for a staggering $103.5M; proceeds will go to UNICEF

(Newser) - Ukrainian children and their families who've been uprooted from their homes due to the Russian-led invasion are about to get a boost from a benevolent benefactor. Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper, announced earlier this year that he was selling the gold Nobel Peace Prize...

Refugees Share 'Heartbreaking' Stories With First Lady

Jill Biden visits mothers, children at school in Romania

(Newser) - Jill Biden on Saturday heard heartbreaking stories from Ukrainian women and children who fled Russia's war and found safe haven across the border in Romania. She praised the Romanian government and relief organizations for the range of humanitarian aid they are providing to refugees, the AP reports. At a...

Americans Can Sponsor Ukrainian Refugees

US government unveils new program

(Newser) - Americans can now sign up to be prospective sponsors of specific Ukrainians looking to come to the US. Border officials have admitted 15,000 Ukrainians without valid travel documents in the past three months, with most of those entering through the US-Mexico border "after multi-flight trips from Eastern Europe,...

A Dad's Emotional Plea: 'We Left All Our Lego in Ukraine'

Donations pour in after Igor Sidorov's ask on Facebook for his 11-year-old son

(Newser) - While much of the coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine has focused on the destruction and carnage, there've also been some more "poignant [glimpses] of what people have lost and left behind," per Irish broadcaster RTE. Case in point: 11-year-old Andrii Sidorov, who had to abandon...

Julian Lennon Sings the Song He Vowed Not to Sing

It was the artist's first-ever public performance of his father's 1971 hit 'Imagine'

(Newser) - On Saturday, Julian Lennon gave a public performance of his father's iconic hit "Imagine" for the first time ever. Accompanied by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and a host of candles, the 59-year-old son of John Lennon and first wife Cynthia "presented the cover version of his father's...

Spielberg's 'Red Coat' Girl Has a Real-Life Role Now

Oliwia Dabrowska of Poland is helping Ukrainian refugees

(Newser) - The world knows her as the girl in the red coat from Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. But Oliwia Dabrowska—who was just 3 when she provided the only splash of color in the Holocaust film—is now 32 and helping Ukrainian refugees, reports Deadline . Dabrowska lives in Poland,...

US Plans to Welcome 100K Ukrainian Refugees

Programs will focus on those with family already in the US

(Newser) - More than 3.6 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began a month ago, and the White House says the US will do its part to welcome refugees and assist those who remain in Europe. In a statement Thursday morning, the White House said the US is...

Nobel Winner Selling Medal for Noble Reasons

Russia's Dmitry Muratov, who won peace prize last year, wants funds raised to assist Ukraine refugees

(Newser) - People from all over the world are donating where they can to help the millions of refugees streaming out of Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion there—but very few have Nobel Peace Prize gold they can hawk to free up some funds. Russia's Dmitry Muratov is one of...

Ukraine's 'Let It Go' Girl Now a Refugee in Poland

Amelia Anisovych, 7, sang her national anthem at a charity concert

(Newser) - The young Ukrainian girl who went viral for singing a hit song from the movie Frozen in a Kyiv bomb shelter has performed her country's anthem live on stage at a charity concert in Poland, where she's now a refugee. Thousands of people waved lights in the darkened...

UN: 120K Ukrainian Refugees Have Flooded the Borders

United Nations agency says there could be up to 4M refugees if Russia conflict worsens

(Newser) - Dragging suitcases and carrying children, tens of thousands of Ukrainians rushed to the borders Saturday as invading Russian troops pressed their advance into Ukraine, moving toward the country's capital of Kyiv. Nearly 120,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into Poland and other neighboring countries in the wake...

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