Refugees face countless challenges in their road to settlement. Finding and keeping a job can be one of the most challenging. Emma’s Torch is an organization giving job training and placement assistance to refugees and asylees, and victims of human trafficking.
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.
An unprecedented number of people attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year are engaged in refugee affairs.
A program is helping families displaced by war find shelter in Greece while they await resettlement.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.