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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The EU Refugee Crisis

The EU Refugee Crisis: What You Need to Know The refugee crisis (sometimes called ‘migrant’ crisis) in the European Union (EU) is a hot button issue right now. It is just a subset of the larger political discussions concerning immigration that are currently happening. Here are the few things you need to know. Why is…

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Brian Babin Proposes to Suspend Refugee Resettlement

Image Source On July 29th Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives proposing to “suspend the admission into the United States of refugees in order to examine the costs of providing benefits to such individuals, and for other purposes.” The entire text of the bill (H.R. 3314) can be…

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Book Review: Chasing Chaos

Though Jessica Alexander’s book Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid is primarily a memoir of the first ten years of her humanitarian career, it is sprinkled with critique of the aid industry and history of the conflicts she worked in. The result is a compelling story of risk, discovery, culture shock,…

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