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Early Learning

After completing the first of two mandatory courses and whilst perusing the various resettlement magazines that decorated the waiting room, I came across an advertisement for a local careers fair being held a stone’s throw from my work place.  1,408 more words

One GIANT leap!

On Wednesday 16th September 2016 at 11 O’Clock (that felt very strange writing the date and time like that!) I sat at my computer terminal at work, having clicked my way through 6 stages of process to terminate my service.   376 more words

Cote D'Ivoire - Mining, Growth and Displacement

Local communities increasingly disillusioned with the promised benefits from increased gold production.

A recent report by Pambazuka News, a weekly forum for social justice in Africa, claimed that the suggested benefit to the Ivorian population from new gold mining ventures has been exaggerated, particularly so for those communities living within gold mining areas. 484 more words

Alabama governor splurges on useless $150 thousand legal agreement

Although state governors have no authority to stop resettlement of Syrian refugees because the federal government has sole authority when placing refugees, and there is no law or agreement that would permit a state to prevent refugees from particular countries from participation in the resettlement program, Alabama’s Republican Gov. 169 more words


$11 million headquarters for Jewish Family Service of San Diego

I have to question spending $11 million on a new organizational headquarters when services to refugees are spotty and incomplete. Jewish Family Service of San Diego… 177 more words


Teenage girl made up migrant rape claim that outraged Germany

A teenage girl whose claim that she was raped by Middle Eastern or North African men ignited a furor in Germany has admitted that she made up the story. 207 more words


CEO of Catholic Charities defends refugees

The CEO of Catholic Charities Jim Gannon wrote an Op-ed piece in defense of refugees after The Albuquerque Journal wrote an editorial in support of anti-refugee legislation. 217 more words