As Congress and others react to the Obama administration’s announcement that the refugee resettlement program will increase from the current 70,000 level to 85,000 next year and 100,000 in 2017, some are objecting on national security grounds. This commentary makes the case that the resettlement program is the least likely avenue for a terrorist to choose.
The refugee crisis, though long in the news, has suddenly captured the world’s attention. But what are the underlying causes, and what should individuals and governments do to help? Ali Smith, Mary Beard, Orhan Pamuk and Pankaj Mishra and others give their view
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These are some of the more thought-provoking perspectives on the refugee crisis that I've seen.
Temperatures in Iran and Iraq were predicted to hit an apocalyptic 70 degrees Celsius this week. For Iraqi families who've been forced to flee their homes by recent violence -- and are now crowded into tents and metal containers -- the temperatures are life threatening. Children are in the greatest danger of all.
Everyday Efstratia and Irini take a gentle stroll along the beach from Skala Sikamineas. Dressed in black, the two ladies, both widows in their 80’s, walk arm-in-arm, chatting as they go. They have done this walk for years, but things are different now. Now each day as they walk along the seafront, they are... View Article
Most of these new arrivals, while thankful for reaching dry land safely, are exhausted, wet and frightened. IRC counselors and translators do their best to address their concerns and answer questions. Some of the most common questions aid workers get are also the most unexpected.
Video: "I in fact was a refugee." Former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright (1997-2001) and Henry Kissinger (1973-1977) share their own refugee stories with the International Rescue Committee.
WASHINGTON -- Some of the coverage of the war in Syria, which has forced millions of people to leave their homes, sometimes traveling hundreds of miles by foot, has been hard to watch for Nyamal Tutdeal
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A great picture of our own Omar Bah in this article.
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