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A Nation Built By Refugees

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Today, the number of displaced people in the world is at its highest level ever according to CNN. We have surpassed World War ll numbers, when the wor...

They Call Us "Fugees": 25 Facts About Refugees in Our World

Norm Schriever | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
Norm Schriever

Only 3 years old and fleeing his native Damascus with the rest of his family, who all perished at sea that day as well except for his father, Aylan was just one of the countless thousands of refugees that attempted to cross the Mediterranean in an attempt to find safe haven on European shores.

Boko Haram Survivors Are Starving To Death As Aid Falls Short

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home

The people of northeast Nigeria are about as tough as they come. Their remote region is ground zero for many of the world’s most vexing problems, in...

Record 65.3 Million People Were Displaced Last Year

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 06.20.2016 | Home

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xeno...

Africa Is Now Host To Historic Number Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

Images of Syrians losing their lives while taking desperate measures to escape have effectively awakened the world to the refugee crisis. But the Syr...

Fie on Fear & Season's Greetings

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.25.2016 | Good News
Paula Gordon

Fear of strangers has no place in Markus' vision of the world. Anything but reckless, he is in fact counting on human kindness. He also rejoices that his muscles alone will power him for ±1,800 days through every conceivable environment.

Another Displaced Person...

Joel Sucher | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Joel Sucher

With all the Sturm und Drang surrounding the movement of displaced refugees -- and the hostile pushback from self-serving politicians -- I'm reminded of my own situation.

Cash vs. Blankets for Syrian Refugees?

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Khaled Hosseini

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, estimates that two-thirds of Syrian non-camp refugees live below Jordan's poverty line, one out of six below the abject poverty line.

38 Million People Are Now Homeless: Report Finds 'Worst' Forced Displacement In A Generation

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

At least 38 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by violence or armed conflict, a new report on internally displaced persons has...

The Attack on Human Rights' Defenders in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.27.2015 | Home
Beverly Bell

An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II Jackson Doliscar organizing earthquake-displaced people to claim their right to housing. His work almost...

Legacies of Migration and Exile

Rachael Freed | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rachael Freed

Just a day after returning from a legacy writing retreat with a focus on migration and legacy, I found myself in a nail salon listening to a woman sit...

Which Countries Host Most Of The World's Refugees?

Posted 08.20.2011 | Home

Released to coincide with World Refugee Day, a new U.N. report found that a staggering 80 percent of forcibly displaced people around the world are be...

Haiti's Displaced: Caught Between Greedy Landlords and an Absentee Government

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vincent Warren

After a year of inaction landowners and the Haitian government are anxious to remove displaced persons from private property first and then get around to finding somewhere decent for them to live at some undisclosed date in the future.

Dalai Lama: 50 Million People Displaced Around The World

The Toronto Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience," the late Palestinian scholar Edward Said once wrote. "It is the unhealable ...

Fears of Cultural Extinction on Louisiana's Gulf Coast

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Walking along the bayou, where generations of people have lived off the land and fought to protect their territory from corporate theft, you begin to sense the gravity of what will be lost.

Chaitén Volcano - One Year Later

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dionne

Officially, Chaitén remains evacuated and is without basic city services such as electricity and running water. Chaitén Volcano is still active.

Don't Overlook People With Disabilities in Haiti

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dale Buscher

The emergency response and reconstruction efforts in Haiti are opportunities to amend past neglect and discrimination, and assist persons with disabilities to live richer, more dignified lives.

Why Refugees Need to Make a Living

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dale Buscher

It is time to implement interventions that are tailored to the local context, that build on the refugees' existing skills, and that match local market demand.

Number of People Displaced Reaches Record High: UN

The Guardian | Haroon Siddique | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The number of people internally displaced within their own countries has reached a historical high of more than 28 million, the UN's refugee agency sa...

Holbrooke's Challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ken Bacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Bacon

Richard Holbrooke will be working with U.S. and allied forces to bring peace and prosperity to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The problem is that the U.S. programs in these countries often conflict.

Displaced, Disabled, and in Need of our Care

Jean Kennedy Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jean Kennedy Smith

Out of sight, out of mind -- there is no better way to characterize the plight of refugees worldwide whose suffering is compounded by physical, sensory, or mental disabilities.