Jordan, despite severely limited water and agricultural resources, has hosted, since 2011, almost 655,000 Syrian refugees, making it the second largest refugee-hosting country in the world, in proportion to its population. According to a Human Rights Watch report, however, starting in early 2017, Jordan has been summarily deporting over 1000 Syrian refugees per month, without […]
Listen to the alarm bells. Do you hear them? They rang for Rwanda, and we did not listen. They’ve rung for Syria for some time now, leaving the people of Aleppo wondering where we are. They now ring for South Sudan. Will we respond?
War is horrifically, painfully, and unconscionably nothing new. So why does Aleppo seem different?
Today, 65 million people are displaced globally due to violent conflicts – the highest number in recorded human history. Last year, President Obama increased the number of refugees that the U.S. will resettle. Unfortunately, the U.S. refugee resettlement program is at risk due to insufficient funding and vocal opposition to the program. Though the number […]
In 2014, the United States resettled 187 Syrians in cities across this country. In a civil war that has ravaged the country since March 2011, one can’t even consider this a significant effort in supporting the innocent civilians fleeing across their border. What began with peaceful protesting led by pro-democracy groups gave way to the […]
That’s a dubious new record for a conflict that’s claimed nearly 40,000 lives and displaced some 4 million people. The numbers are staggering to comprehend. Imagine watching a film with 11,000 different shots of people taking that last step out of Syria into the unknown.
Check it out! We’re about to start a 2-way chat with the Obama school children in Camp Djabal!!! Watch live streams there from other refugee camps around the world and learn more about the situation in Chad, Syria and Pakistan.