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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...

2011-11-28 15:10:04

Refugees who have fled Burma to live in Oakland, Calif., are at risk of becoming a permanent, poverty-stricken underclass warns a new report released today by researchers at San Francisco State University and the Burma Refugee Family Network (BRFN). The report found that almost 60 percent of Oakland's refugees from Burma are living in extreme poverty. Since 2007, thousands of refugees from war-torn Burma have been resettled by the U.S. federal government and an estimated 400 individuals...

2011-06-10 14:44:00

CHICAGO, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Relief Chicago is pleased to announce our celebration of World Refugee Day on Friday, June 17(th), 2011 from 3-6pm. World Relief Chicago welcomes all members of the community to join us in celebrating the lives of refugees on Friday, June 17(th) from 3-6pm. The program will highlight the journey of refugees to freedom and self-sufficiency. Additionally, we are joined in celebration by the YOURS orchestra in Albany Park; a unique...

2011-06-07 19:52:38

Media often portray so-called hidden refugees as individuals who spend their days hiding behind closed curtains, and this leads to false perceptions of these people living underground and outside society. A doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, explores how the hidden refugees, the non-citizens, navigate in the city environment. 'The interviewed individuals taught me that "hiding" is rather a matter of passing unnoticed on the streets of a busy city. They talked about the...

2011-04-18 06:00:00

New Blue Key Campaign for Refugees Urges Americans to Take Action WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a new movement in social activism, the United States Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR) is calling on Americans to play a role in ending forest depletion around African refugee camps. The issue is a growing problem that harms the fragile ecosystems surrounding these vulnerable areas and contributes to physical...

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2009-11-10 09:20:00

MU experts say greater understanding of languages and cultures is needed Last year, the United States provided asylum and resettlement assistance for nearly 80,700 people from other countries, an increase from 71,300 individuals in 2007, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. University of Missouri health experts say the increase has made issues of immigrant and refugee violence and the need for effective intervention strategies more apparent. Deb Hume, assistant...

2009-10-29 15:55:00

New USCRI report, "Stonewalling on Refugee Rights," documents Sahrawi refugee rights abuse in Algeria WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Being a refugee shouldn't be a life sentence -- but that's exactly what it's become for millions of refugees who have been confined to camps and denied their freedom, some for 30 years," said LOST cast member & international advocate Jeff Fahey. On Tuesday he went to Capitol Hill with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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