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Dale Buscher
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Dale Buscher is Director of Protection at the Women's Refugee Commission, a New York-based advocacy organization. He leads the organization's work on refugee livelihoods, disabilities, displaced out-of-school youth, gender and UN advocacy.

Buscher has been working in the refugee assistance field since 1988 in a variety of capacities. Dale worked with Vietnamese boat people in the Philippines and later with Haitian refugees interned at Guantanamo Bay. He has worked with displaced Kurds in Northern Iraq, with Bosnian refugees in Croatia and with Kosovars in Albania and in Kosovo. He was Director of Operations for the International Catholic Migration Commission in Geneva and has worked as a consultant for UNHCR.

Buscher earned his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Iowa State University. He lives in Manhattan.

Entries by Dale Buscher

Home-Based Enterprises: Livelihood Opportunities for Refugees in Jordan?

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 4:14 PM

The basement was cold and dank. The Iraqi refugee women huddled around the single kerosene heater - gloves on, scarves wrapped tightly around their necks. They began to speak. "We can do anything. We have to." "Our husbands sit at home depressed and do nothing," they said. Fierce. Tough. Reticent....

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Don't Overlook People With Disabilities in Haiti

(3) Comments | Posted February 9, 2010 | 4:46 PM

Even before the earthquake struck, some 800,000 persons in Haiti were living with disabilities, including 200,000 children. An estimated 194,000-250,000 people were injured in the earthquake, many of whom will suffer long-term disabilities. Handicap International estimates that there are at least 2,000 new amputees.

People with disabilities are often overlooked,...

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Why Refugees Need to Make a Living

(4) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 12:57 PM

Millions have recently fled conflicts in Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the humanitarian community has mobilized to provide food, shelter and medical aid in this moment of crisis.

But what if this moment lasts 17 years -- or longer?

That thought, however unthinkable, is all too likely to become a...

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