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Sustainable Solutions to the Refugee Crisis

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Jan 14, 2023 / 0 comments
What is the refugee crisis?
 

Policing Bodies is a Human Rights Violation: Reproductive rights for those facing and fleeing conflict

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Dec 14, 2022 / 0 comments

Reproductive rights are human rights, as is having access to clean water, the freedom to express yourself, and the right to govern over your own life. On a day-to-day basis, most people will not face a direct assault on their human rights. However, for some, each new day brings with it a brutal, intentional attack that is intended to violate multiple basic rights. 

This is the daily reality endured by thousands of people who are facing, or fleeing conflict. 

Hope for Refugees: 5 ways countries can benefit from welcoming refugees

by Sandra Okafor /
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Nov 16, 2022 / 0 comments

Refugee is a word that is defined by the 1951 Refugee Convention as “someone who is unable and unwilling to return to their country of origin to avail herself of the protection of her country of nationality owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.”

Hope for Refugees: Saved but not Safe

by Sandra Okafor /
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Oct 20, 2022 / 0 comments

Here is a story about a 15-year-old boy called Rifat living in the city of Aleppo in Syria in 2016. Since 2011, Syria has been in a civil war, and the residents of Aleppo, like all Syrians, were living with the effects of the war.

Hope for refugees: We deserve the right to feel safe

by Sandra Okafor /
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Oct 11, 2022 / 0 comments

During one of my classes at the University of Stirling, we were asked what our decision would be if we had the power to grant asylum to a woman seeking asylum in our country on the grounds of consistent domestic violence from her husband. Being a woman and coming from a background where multiple women have died as a result of domestic violence, either directly or indirectly, I naturally want to offer her respite, but I also know that the answer depends on the substantive laws of both my country and her home country.

Hope for refugees: Where are the displaced?

by Sandra Okafor /
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Sep 28, 2022 / 0 comments

Imagine yourself pushed out from the place you have called home all your life—with only a bag containing everything you have managed to save, not knowing the next place you will lay your head, having to move to another state, country, or continent to begin to piece your life back together again. This is a reality for people all around the world, in circumstances much worse than we can ever imagine.

Climate Change: Rising Sea Levels and Displacement

by Sarah Carter /
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Nov 03, 2021 / 0 comments

In 2020, a concerning new record high in the global mean sea level was documented. An increase in approximately 8-9 inches since 1880 was recorded; over a third of this increase has happened within the last two decades. ii Sea levels are continuing to rise and at an alarming rate, jeopardising the lives and livelihood of many human beings.

Climate change: Rising sea levels and displacement

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Life isn’t fair

Life isn’t fair

There are those who travelled from far distance across the mountains, rivers, and seas

 seeking protection from wars, diseases, and natural disasters from every direction. 

Our initial experiences are still driven by fear 

The fear of losing loved ones, and we can't afford to lose another 

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22.33 Stories: Practice, Practice, Practice with Grace Benton

Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

22.33 Stories: Practice, Practice, Practice with Grace Benton

Geography of Hope: Music of Immigration and Refugees

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Oct 17, 2017 / 0 comments

Autumn comes with harvest time, with gathering in, with thinking of home and sharing. There are people who may not be doing that this season. There are -- through the past and in the present time -- people who are immigrants or refugees by circumstances they control and ones they don't. Perhaps you know some of these people; perhaps immigration stories are embedded in your family history. Maybe not -- maybe you've seen images or read history books.