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5 Things I Learned From Syrian Refugees In Jordan

Michelle Abou-Raad | Posted 06.11.2016 | Home
Michelle Abou-Raad

Urban refugees don't always make it onto the news, but they are suffering immensely. Over 650,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan and the majority lives in unfinished apartments and dilapidated buildings in the cities.

Refugees and the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

An unprecedented number of people attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year are engaged in refugee affairs.

From Aleppo To Athens: Inside Two Syrian Families' Harrowing Journey To Europe

HuffPost Greece | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home

ATHENS, Greece -- Mazd and Rania got married about five months ago in their hometown of Aleppo, at around the same time Russian war planes started pou...

What Happens After Guantanamo? A Life of Hell

Dr. Maha Hilal | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maha Hilal

As President Obama continues to work towards his pledge to close Guantanamo Bay, there is a question that has and continued to be ignored. This question is: what happens after Guantanamo? What happens when prisoners are released are from its hellish walls?

Resettlement: The Most Significant Point In a Family's History

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Sasha Chanoff

When I read the stories about resettlement, I think of my own great-grandmother who fled anti-Semitism in Russia and arrived in the US shortly after the turn of the century.

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.

Our Moral Responsibility To Refugees Goes Beyond Resettlement

Serena Parekh | Posted 12.07.2016 | Impact
Serena Parekh

We must be concerned with our ethical obligations to the millions of people who will never be given citizenship in the West and will spend decades living in refugee camps that are supported, at least in part, by the policies of Western countries that aim to contain refugees far from our borders.

More Than 100,000 Burundians Take Refuge in Tanzania

Barbara Borst | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Barbara Borst

More than 100,000 Burundians fleeing renewed political violence in their country have poured into neighboring Tanzania since April. They knew they would be safe here; many had sought refuge in this country before. But there was no convenient place to put them.

Does the World Bank's "Success Story" on Dams Still Hold Water?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 10.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

As the World Bank again invests in large dam schemes with the promise of "sustainable hydropower," it has unfortunately failed to learn from its past mistakes.

Obama Instructs Government To Prepare For At Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Fiscal Year

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told his administration to prepare for a "significant scaling up" of Syrian refugee admissions, under which the U...

World Bank: Let Some Sunlight In

Nezir Sinani | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

Information on projects worldwide should be available for all to see online when it becomes available. A completely new culture of openness at the bank would go a long way toward growing trust between the bank, civil society organizations, the private sector and bank clients the world over.

Secrecy Steers World Bank Investments to Human Rights Abuses

Nezir Sinani | Posted 06.03.2015 | Home
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank has stepped in a mess of its own making. And once again, we can only hope that the Bank itself will take a hard look at the facts at issue and make the changes necessary in order to restore a measure of trust and confidence in this global lending and development institution.

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.

Ben Hallman

World Bank Admits It Ignored Its Own Rules Designed To Protect The Poor | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business

This story was reported and written with Sasha Chavkin and Mike Hudson from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The World Ba...

A Resettlement Injustice in the Making

Nezir Sinani | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

What can be done about this resettlement plan and the over 7,000 Kosovars set to be removed from their homes? Is there a way the global community can resist this World Bank overreach or is it on autopilot?

The World Bank Just Made Lagos' Poorest Poorer

Nezir Sinani | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

Badia communities are demanding justice. The least the World Bank can do is implement its own policies.

Open the Door for Syrian Refugees

Sharon Waxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

Financial assistance is not the only way to help. Three years into the crisis, resettlement of vulnerable refugees must be a robust and integral part of the humanitarian response.

Refugees, Hairdressers, and Homeland Security

Mark Hetfield | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Mark Hetfield

DHS asserts it has the legal authority to rely on secret evidence to revoke refugee status overseas and throw refugees back into danger.

Reimagining Israel's Negev

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Salena Tramel

Down south in the Negev desert, increasing militarization is constant --at least 80% of the land there is used for military training purposes, including weaponry development.

Iraqi Refugees in Jordan Still Await U.S. Decisions on Resettlement

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Jesse Bernstein- Pennoyer Fellow/Senior Associate Refugee Protection Program, and Parastou Hassouri AMMAN - Fatima is a single mother who fled Ir...

Fleeing to Djibouti: The Life of Somali Refugees

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

According to Ann Encontre, UNHCR representative in Djibouti, southern Somalia and Mogadishu have been relying on local food supplies since WFP withdrew its food aid program in January this year.

U.S. To Resettle Palestinians Displaced by Iraq War

Wall Street Journal | MIRIAM JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. agreed to resettle 1,350 Palestinians displaced by fighting in Iraq, marking the largest resettlement ever of Palestinian refugees in the nat...