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Displaced People

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...

UN: Most Refugees Displaced Worldwide In Nearly 20 Years

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

GENEVA — The Syrian civil war contributed to pushing the numbers of refugees and those displaced by conflict within their own nation to an 18-ye...

Which Countries Host Most Of The World's Refugees?

Posted 08.20.2011 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World

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.