Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

Resettlement: the least-preferred option

US Refugee Resettlement Journey

The refugee journey is long and winding. In the previous post, it was mentioned that 50% of refugees have been displaced from their homes for over 10 years. Refugee camps and urban centers around the world are overflowing with people who were displaced decades before. They’ve birthed their children in those tents. Then, after 3 or…

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What’s in a name? Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Immigrants

A decade ago, the name “refugee” was not a dinner table word. In fact, when refugee service workers would explain their job titles to the uninitiated, people would frequently require definitions: “What is a refugee?” was a common question. Since 2001, and especially since 2015, the word “refugee” has become a buzzword that stirs anger,…

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