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Gillard’s big Malaysia hope

Gillard’s big Malaysia hope Australia will now start swapping the first 800 asylum seekers arriving by boat for 4000 people already approved as refugees and awaiting resettlement in Malaysia. The proof of how well this works is yet to unfold. But Australians must also ask the … Read more on Sydney Morning Herald Danny Westneat […]

BCFS expands to Phoenix with new international children’s office

BCFS expands to Phoenix with new international children’s office BCFS is a contractor for the US Department of Health and Human Services — Office of Refugee Resettlement. The government program works to provide safe and stable homes for international youth who have been granted permission to stay with family or … Read more on Bizjournals.com […]

Latest Refugee Resettlement News

Nativity will bless backpacks this Sunday; continues new schedule Families also have been asked to bring filled backpacks to be contributed to Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, which provides them to needy school-age immigrant children in the area. Nativity, which began having a single service … Read more on The Citizen.com Former Burmese […]

Australia and Malaysia sign ‘refugee’ deal

Australia and Malaysia sign ‘refugee‘ deal Human Rights Watch slams agreement to send 800 asylum seekers in Australia to Malaysia in exchange for 4000 refugees. Australia and Malaysia have signed a deal to send 800 asylum seekers in Australia to Malaysia in exchange for the resettlement of 4000 … Read more on Aljazeera.net Helping Hand […]

Latest Refugee Resettlement News

Case of Libyan Woman Highlights Need for Expedited Resettlement Processes This procedure should enable resettlement to take place within a set time period, and facilitate transfers of refugee cases to UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Centers when appropriate. Improve the timeliness of resettlement processing, including through … Read more on Human Rights First

Latest Refugee Resettlement News

Africa’s desperate cry for help The Weekend West understands that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees plans to significantly increase the number of people it refers for international resettlement from Dadaab refugee camp, on the Kenyan Somali border, which has become … Read more on The West Australian Amnesty International slams IDPs eviction policy […]

Gates Chili students ‘adopt’ refugee family

Gates Chili students ‘adopt’ refugee family Gates Chili High School students recently “adopted” a refugee family from the Congo as part of a new service learning project through Catholic Family Center’s Refugee Resettlement department. In October of 2010, CFC’s Refugee Volunteer Administrator, … Read more on Gates-Chili Post   Resettling Refugees Into Local Schools By […]

Iraq Remains Dangerous – US Obligation to Iraqi Refugees Persists

Iraq Remains Dangerous – US Obligation to Iraqi Refugees Persists Since late 2007, refugee resettlement and special visa programs have been in place to help US-affiliated Iraqis. Following a period of unconscionable inaction on the part of the US government in the early years of the war, the State Department … Read more on Human […]

Latest Refugee Resettlement News

City’s refugee strategy ‘failing’ The Immigration Department is carrying out a major review of New Zealand’s refugee resettlement programme as a leaked report shows the country is failing them. The report shows refugees – 30000 in Auckland alone – are remaining at the bottom of the … Read more on Stuff.co.nz     South East […]

Refugee Needs in Down Economy

I just read an opinion article in the local newspaper.  Its title, “Let’s Not Neglect Refugees’ Needs” is a great reminder.  The article is also nicely done. During good times it’s relatively easy to find employment for recently arrived refugees.  Afterall, the types of jobs they are willing to take are often those that the […]