Member Spotlight: Once We Were Refugees

2021-07-15T11:12:14-05:00

Ninety days. That’s how long the U.S. Government allows for refugees to become self-sustaining. 90 days to learn English. 90 days to find a place to live. 90 days to find work in a new country. All the while in debt for a loan they are expected to pay back to the U.S. Federal government. Once We Were Refugees steps in on the ninety-first day. “We consider ourselves to be a 91st day agency,” Rev. William Say said. “We don’t resettle refugees, but when people have arrived here as refugees we, for those who want to work with us, we’ll [...]

Member Spotlight: Once We Were Refugees2021-07-15T11:12:14-05:00

Addressing the Undefeated Battle of the Refugee Crisis

2021-06-14T13:30:26-05:00

Throughout the centuries, the refugee crisis has been an issue that many generations have tried to solve. With each passing decade, the refugee crisis seems to be increasing more than ever before. According to the UNHCR, there are 65.6 million displaced people living in the world today (unhcr.org). The U.N. broke those statistics down and confirmed that 22.5 million are refugees; 17.2 million refugees are under the UNHCR mandate and 5.3 million are Palestinian refugees registered by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). 10 million people are not recognized by any [...]

Addressing the Undefeated Battle of the Refugee Crisis2021-06-14T13:30:26-05:00

The Reviled Refugees of Manus

2021-06-30T16:27:12-05:00

Last week, UN officials once again called upon the Australian government to address the situation regarding refugees on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) and to "live up to its responsibilities." More than 700 refugees remain in offshore processing facilities where health, security, and human rights are frequently put in jeopardy. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments to take a humane solution. According to the UNHCR, 3172 refugees have been transferred by Australia to facilities in Papua New Guinea and Nauru since 2013. The refugees hail from a range [...]

The Reviled Refugees of Manus2021-06-30T16:27:12-05:00
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