All posts tagged "Refugees"

  • Open Land, Closed Spaces

    As anti-immigrant sentiment rises in the U.S., will the door close completely for refugees in the state? RAMALLAH, PALESTINE – The morning is silent as the sun creeps over the water tanks positioned precariously on the rooftops...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • DON’T MISS: Banding Together

    Library hosts key player in the fight for human rights around the world. JACKSON HOLE, WY – After a generation of progress, the global human rights movement finds itself at a critical moment. There are the traditional...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Foreign Compassion

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – When he was 10 years old, my father emigrated to the U.S. with his family from Tel Kaif, Iraq—among the seven countries included in President Trump’s immigration ban enacted Friday that halted this...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Water Landing

    It’s 3 a.m. and a dinghy teeming with shivering people has arrived to the shore. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I awoke to my phone buzzing. It was the Chios Eastern Shore Rescue Team’s “Alpha” number calling (the...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Backed Against a Wall

    Desperation has set in at the Souda refugee camp. JACKSON HOLE, WY – We arrived at Souda camp this morning to distribute women’s coats. The temperatures have plummeted, and it seems like no matter what we do,...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: No Home for the Holidays

    A story of darkness, light and perspective. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It doesn’t feel like Christmas in Souda Camp as I cozy into my favorite corner of Muhammed’s Ikea container, where I’ve spent so many afternoons sipping...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Return to Chaos

    Why I packed up all my things and left Jackson Hole. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Walking on the pebbled shore of Chios, I am distracted by the cold. My toes curl around the rocks, pant legs rolled...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ 4: Prophetic Pupils

    Members of the student populace have advice for today’s leaders. JACKSON HOLE, WY – While world leaders met in Marrakech for the COP22 climate summit last week, more than 200 students from Wyoming and Idaho converged at...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: We Are the Same

    Fearing Syrian refugees is like fearing ourselves. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Tucked into the hemline of a sea barrier on the coast of Chios, Souda refugee camp is an informal, non-militarized camp run by NGOs from Europe and...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ: Refugee Debate Reignites

    Have the Paris attacks stifled progress in Wyoming to adopt a refugee resettlement program? Bertine Bahige’s life changed forever when he came to Wyoming 10 years ago. After attending the University of Wyoming on a scholarship, he married...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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