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Displacement

What It's Like Being 'Home-Less' For 18 Months After A Flood

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

I hate to get into a game of semantics here, but I have been 'home'-less for the past 18 months.

"Company Town": Who is Minding the Store

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow's ambitious and energetic new film "Company Town" sounds the alert about threats of economic change to San Francisco. ...

Refugee Children From Yemen Share Dreams Of Returning Home In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

“My sister Rana and I used to attend ballet classes,” recalled a young refugee girl from Yemen, struggling to hold back tears while reminiscing ab...

World leaders must do more to educate refugee children, say top academics and influencers

Professor Geoff Gilbert | Posted 09.15.2016 | Education
Professor Geoff Gilbert

We, 20 leading academics and influencers from across the world, have joined forces today in an open letter to world leaders - asking that they do mor...

Internal And External Displacement: Immigration, Mental Illness And Netflix's River

Sezin Koehler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

Detective Inspector John River -- magnificently played by acting legend Stellan Skarsgard -- is a brilliant detective with a troubled past that often ...

'Everyone You See Here Fled'

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Erbil, Iraq--When Iraqi forces pushed to retake Islamic State-held villages west of the Tigris River town of Makhmour in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, the ...

Why Is This Famous YouTuber Living in Her Car?

Peter A. Grant | Posted 06.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Peter A. Grant

Like many successful content creators, YouTube is what Tonya calls her full-time job. It's one that's brought her tens of millions of views and made her into a bona fide internet celebrity. It's also one that's left her living out of her car.

What Are We Doing About 'Climate Refugees'?

Abi Fedorovsky | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Abi Fedorovsky

By 2050 there will be around 200 million people displaced by climate change worldwide. However there is currently no international legal framework in place for these people to fit into.

Climate Change and Migration: The World Must Be Prepared

Koko Warner | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Koko Warner

In the post-2015 world, all current signals point to a need to invest in research and policy analysis to develop a reference point which will not only help to protect vulnerable people, but will also serve long-term sustainable development.

Progressive for Whom? A Latino Pastoral Perspective

Samuel Cruz | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Samuel Cruz

As a person of color who is committed to assuring that marginalized communities have access to and receive a fair share of the bounty of the richest nation in the world, I wonder what "progressive" truly means. My speculation is not only political but theological/religious as well.

The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

The hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe or dying on the way to its shores could be a harbinger of things to come, researchers and pol...

Katrina Displacement Took Major Psychological Toll On Some Moms

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

In the decade following Hurricane Katrina, much has been made of New Orleans residents' resilience and growth. For some, especially for those of means...

5 Reasons Why Immigrants Do Not Take Natives' Jobs

Prof. Amelie F. Constant, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Prof. Amelie F. Constant, Ph.D.

"Do migrants take the jobs of natives?" That is the perpetual question that all countries (politicians and natives) ask. Fortunately, migration economics has an answer based on research and international evidence.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opi...

What It's Like To Lose Everything In A Flood

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.27.2016 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

After the Houston floods, I lost my home. No matter how positive you expect me to be about this, give me and others who are in the same boat time to grieve our lost lives without telling us it is a whole 'new adventure.' I would not wish this 'adventure' on my worst enemy.

Charlotte Alfred

This War Is Dramatically Escalating, But Remains Hidden From View

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Idiots of the World, Unite

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I was left with the same quandary as ever: How will things ever change? How will human society let go of violence -- "good violence," which is the most seductive and most destructive of all -- when its utterly crucial necessity permeates the media, permeates collective thought?

Dammed, Displaced and Forgotten

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that for the World Bank and other financiers, poor people who stand in the way of their projects literally don't count. Time and again, the World Bank has demonstrated that it is not able to resettle people fairly. It should stop displacing people involuntarily in its projects.

Boy Scout Confronts Chris Christie Over Post-Sandy Rebuilding

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) famously declared in tourism ads that the state was "stronger th...

Book Review: In My Mother's House

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Given that Muslims have frequently been left out of discussions and reflections upon a war that pitted the (mostly ethnic Sinhalese) military against the (almost exclusively Tamil) LTTE, her devotion to Muslim issues and perspectives in general and displacement in particular is refreshing.

As Waters Recede, Devastation and Displacement in Mozambique after Worst Floods in 44 Years

Crystal Wells | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

It was a day like any other. Noemia Mario was working around the house with her four children when a wave of water suddenly came crashing down around them. Within seconds, a flood engulfed the family's home.

In the Words of Suaad Allami: The Plight of Iraqi Women Refugees

UN Women | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
UN Women

An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women's rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007. She gives us a glimpse at how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping...

More on the O'Reilly/Stewart Brouhaha: The Right-Wing Urge to Kick Down

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

On the right, it's not only the rich who seem drawn to this distorted fantasy. This I know from years discussing politics with a conservative audience in my part of Virginia.

Trapped in an Open Air Prison

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last 10 months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.

From a Displacement Camp in Juba, Former Director of Agriculture Watches as his State Slides Closer to Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

A year ago, James Gatluak, 38, was working with farmers across all nine counties in Unity State to increase food production. Today, he is stuck in a displacement camp in Juba, his state overrun by violence and its people sliding closer to famine.