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Kenya: Faith in a Protracted Refugee Crises

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The refugee challenge for Kenya poses a knotty set of challenges, both urgent and longer term. Immediate demands continue but longer term solutions are desperately needed.

UNHCR Supporter Douglas Booth On The Refugee Crises, Xenophobia & Optimism

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

They don't come to steal jobs or University placements. Desperation is the main motivating factor. There is, literally, no other choice for Refugees.

Learn From the Past to Manage Syria Refugee Crisis In a Smart Way

Grete Faremo | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Grete Faremo

Over the years we have learned that many of the assumptions behind such refugee "care" were wrong. The main one: Few modern conflicts of a scale that drive large populations to flee have quick and happy endings. They often stretch on for decades.

Hard at Work: Syrian Refugees Happy to Have a Chance to Stand on Their Own Feet

Caroline Gluck | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Caroline Gluck

In London this week, high level delegates from more than 70 governments, together with UN, non-governmental and other organisations, will be discussing the Syria conflict, now entering its sixth year.

Winter Is the Toughest Time -- Syrian Refugees Struggle With the Cold

Caroline Gluck | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Caroline Gluck

The vast majority of Syrian refugees live in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KR-I) - with around two-thirds of those living outside formal refugee camps. Many families are already deep in debt, struggling to find money to pay rent and to buy daily necessities, such as food.

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

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
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.

In the bleak winter - Syrian refugees in Sulaymaniyah, N Iraq

Caroline Gluck | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Caroline Gluck

UNHCR together with other humanitarian and development agencies in Iraq launched an appeal this week (26/1) seeking $298m to assist refugees in the co...

They Hear Us: The Toxic U.S. Debate about Refugee Resettlement

Human Rights First | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Human Rights First

The world is listening to the rhetoric of U.S. political leaders and watching to see what the United States will do. That includes our allies, and the many families who have been waiting for years to rebuild their lives in safety and freedom.

The Life of Syrian Refugees Who Escape Civil War for Life in Zaatari Refugee Camp

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

People in America and elsewhere in the West enjoy lives of comparative privilege. We should respond with compassion to those in need, including from afar.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan: A First-Hand View

Dr. Saud Anwar | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Dr. Saud Anwar

In December of 2015, I traveled to Jordan, where I had the opportunity to observe, first hand, the status of Syrian and other refugees. The purpose of my trip was to determine what we can do, collectively, to lessen the burden.

How Americans Can Aid Syrian Refugees -- Even if They Can't Come to the U.S.

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Unless more Americans and other people of good will around the world step up to address Syria's humanitarian disaster. Centuries ago Christ called on his listeners to help the "least among us." We should fulfill that challenge today.

Today's Refugees Come Seeking Freedom, But They Come Too Late

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.30.2015 | World
Andrew Lam

Just a few decades ago, almost anyone who fled the manifest dangers and oppressions of the Soviet Union, Vietnam, China or Cuba could reasonably expect to find safe haven in the "free world."

Lebanon: Media Put Humanity in the Picture as Refugee Crisis Takes Hold

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

If there is one country where migration is a meaningful crisis story it is Lebanon, which, according to Forbes-Statista/UNHCR, has the most refugees per 1,000 inhabitants -- 257 in mid-2014.

Refugees Suffer At A Serbian Rest Stop, But The Government Won't Let NGOs Help

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

ADASEVCI, Serbia -- On a brisk November night, over 1,000 refugees and migrants paced the cracked pavement of a poorly lit gas station or idled in the...

Human Trafficking, Where Children Are Invisible

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

Trafficking in persons is a profitable international trade; it is the third source of income for organized crime after drugs and arms. A complex phenomenon which interconnects with many factors and fuels the flow of international migration, it is a market that feeds itself endlessly.

Promoting Peace: From Board Rooms to Refugee Camps

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 11.14.2015 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

Social equality has the greatest chances at being achieved when all sectors at the corporate, government and grass roots level work together. That's a lot of ecosystems with different geopolitical agendas to fit under one Utopian umbrella. So what's the solution?

Canada Forges Ahead With Rapid Refugee Resettlement Plan

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

The Canadian government is forging ahead with its pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, honoring an audacious campaign pro...

More People Fled To Europe By Boat This Year Than Live In Washington, DC

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

The immense scale of the refugee and migrant crisis that has shaken Europe was highlighted this week by a staggering statistic. Last month, 218,394 me...

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...

The Booming Business Behind The Refugee Crisis

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

If you can't actually see what it's like for the millions of refugees struggling to survive after fleeing the violence in their homeland, the next best thing is to speak with somebody who has--and there aren't many people who can provide better insight than Carol Malouf.

The iPhone as a Weapon

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Political power no longer really flows from the barrel of a gun. Today, it flows from a video screen. Fortunately, you have one of the world's most powerful weapons in your pocket already. All you need to do is learn how to shoot (and edit).

What Winter Will Mean For The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.12.2015 | 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...

Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

Jim Luce | Posted 10.29.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.

How Corporations Can Help Ease Europe's Refugee Crisis

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Zvonimir Mršić

By helping to match refugee's skills with employment and apprentice opportunities as well as offering training to those refugees who lack such skills, companies can make an important contribution, especially in a continent where the population is aging and where birth rates are low.

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.