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2012-12-03 16:23:13

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Community Service from the Checago Bright Foundation, Inc. "We are honored to receive this award from the Checago Bright Foundation, and extremely grateful for the amazing work of the organization and its founder. Checago Bright-Sawo is a refugee entrepreneur who is giving back to others in so many ways," said Linda Hartke, President and CEO of...

2012-11-13 12:25:01

Refugee Council USA Hails New Americans' Contributions to Economy, Community Renewal WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving, the most uniquely American and immigrant-centered of all holidays, will be greeted this year with gratitude for refugees' contributions to communities across the nation. "The Pilgrims and today's refugees have in common the challenge of beginning anew," said Dan Kosten, Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) Chair. "Thanksgiving reminds us that,...

2012-09-10 02:30:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee has launched a campaign to support New Roots, a dynamic community gardening and nutrition program that enables refugees to grow, harvest and sell fresh and affordable produce while integrating into their new communities across the United States. "We want newly arrived refugees to have a healthy start here, but in many communities where they can afford to live, finding healthy and affordable produce is not...

2012-08-20 15:16:22

Many refugees to the U.S. travel thousands of miles to a safe harbor, but once here find that adjusting to linguistic and cultural differences is an equally daunting task, according to new research to be presented by two University of Dayton sociologists at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "In one or two weeks, some refugees find themselves going from a place like a Burundian refugee camp to a Midwestern city like Dayton," said sociology professor Theo...

2012-07-31 14:21:39

NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Jewish Congress today applauded the introduction of bi-partisan legislation by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Howard Berman (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Bob Turner (R-NY) that seeks to recognize the fact that 850,000 Jewish refugees were expelled from Arab countries during the past 60 years. Among other actions, the bill would require the President and members of the...

2012-07-30 02:30:15

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KNALIJ(TM) and The Conversation have launched a visualization application displaying the global refugee and asylum seeker populations from 1975-2010. Using UNHCR data compiled by the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Application was created to help provide fundamental insights into global refugee populations over time. The Application is intended for both academic examination and as an accessible tool to inform the general public of the need for...

2012-06-20 06:23:25

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The transatlantic relationship is the world's largest economic relationship, accounting for half of global economic output and nearly one trillion dollars in goods and services trade and supporting millions of jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. Still, there is more to be done to deepen and broaden our ties. Particularly at this time, a bold initiative to expand trade and investment could make a significant contribution to our...

2012-06-18 11:42:58

We all tend to assume that refugees want to go home. But often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Many have spent decades in exile; many second and third-generation refugees have never seen the place which they are now expected to call home. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn't the right answer. Dr Katy Long at the London School of Economics says: "There is usually political...

2012-06-12 10:22:36

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The National Press Club: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Newsmaker: Khaled Hosseini, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) goodwill envoy and best-selling author Topic: 2011 Global Report on Refugee Trends Date: Wednesday, June 20 Time: 9 a.m. Room: Zenger Hosseini will give a briefing on the grim reality that today more people are forcibly displaced...

2012-03-06 15:51:00

BALTIMORE, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading refugee and human rights experts are calling on the Central Government of India and India's Mizoram State to respond to the protection and humanitarian crisis of up to 100,000 Chins from Burma, says a report released today. "Our report shows that Chins from Burma face serious protection and humanitarian problems in Mizoram, India," said Matthew Wilch, a U.S. human rights lawyer and the lead author and editor of "Seeking Refuge: The...