EU-Turkey Deal: The Silver Lining

Image Source: Vera Kratochvil After five years of civil war in Syria, with the flood of refugees and migrants into Europe continuing unabated, it is high time for a solution. The EU-Turkey deal, unanimously approved yesterday, claims to be that solution. However, many individuals, including humanitarian aid workers, academics, and politicians have spoken out against…

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Series: Religion and the Refugee

To find the other installments in this series on religion and the refugee, visit the following links. Religion defines the refugee, religion creates the refugee, religion renews the refugee.  Religion and the refugee. It’s really just another way of phrasing the name of this blog: Faith and Forced Migration. In today’s climate the subject of…

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Syrian Conflict: 5 Years of Chaos (& Hope)

Image Source: Freedom House Today marks five years of armed conflict in Syria. What began as the protests of yet another Arab country against a dictatorial government has escalated into the largest humanitarian crisis of our time. More than 250,000 individuals have been killed in the last five years. 4.8 million Syrians have escaped their…

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Calais Refugee Camp Spotlight

Image Source: Wikipedia The “Jungle” seems to be an appropriate name for a chaotic mishmash of tents, huts, and container housing that serves as the semi-official Calais refugee camp. It sits outside of Calais, France, just across the channel from the UK. Because the refugees and migrants who temporarily live here are not registered or…

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Monthly Refugee Infographic

At the close of each month, Faith and Forced Migration will provide a refugee infographic detailing significant developments in the world of forced migration. All information is taken from unhcr.org. Each infographic will include the following: Total number of refugees currently registered or undergoing registration by the UNHCR (does not include asylum seekers to individual…

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Refugees and the Paris Attacks

Refugees and the Paris Attacks Refugees and the Paris attacks of 13 November are connected, just not in the way you might think. Politicians, world leaders, and other influential individuals immediately responded to the Paris terrorist attacks of Friday by tightening borders and speaking out against migration from Syria and the Middle East. The assumption…

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