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Gift ideas for an elderly couple from Syria

What can I send as a welcome gift to an older couple who are moving from Syria to the United States? [more inside]
posted by honeybee413 on Aug 21, 2016 - 10 answers

What can we in the U.S. do to help the Syrian refugees?

I have friends in Canada who are sponsoring a family. As far as I know, there's no way to do that in the States. Are there other forms of direct aid we could provide? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Nov 23, 2015 - 4 answers

Non-religious groups in Canada sponsoring Syrian refugee families?

I'd like to contribute. I'm a bit uncomfortable giving to religious groups, though they seem to be the ones doing most of the on-the-ground work so far. What are my options?
posted by clawsoon on Oct 23, 2015 - 5 answers

Teaching/Refugee Education Jobs in Seattle, WA?

I'm planning to move to Seattle in the fall and hope to work with the international/refugee population there, specifically Somalis. Which organizations are the best for international/ESL/refugee education or support for women and children? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Jun 16, 2014 - 5 answers

refugee work in Istanbul

refugee work/volunteering in Istanbul [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Jun 22, 2012 - 1 answer

You're a teenager with a newborn. How can a stranger help you?

What does a 16-year-old mom need for her baby and herself? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Jun 11, 2012 - 39 answers

Information on refugees and academic credentialing

Is anyone familiar with post-resettlement transferring of credentials for refugees? Would you happen to know of any relevant documents, articles, legislation, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Papagayo on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Point me to organizations that support immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles.

What are some organizations in Los Angeles that support recent immigrants and/or refugees, where I can become involved on a voluntary basis once or twice a week? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Nov 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me volunteer at a refugee camp!

I've worked with refugees in the US, now I'd like to volunteer abroad at a refugee camp / with internally displaced persons -- how can I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Poles from Lviv/Lwow - emigration or forced resettlement?

At the end of World War II, would a Polish-ethnicity girl/young woman and her family from Lwów/Lviv have been given the option of moving west of the Curzon line to post-war Poland, or would they have been forcibly resettled? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Oct 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Could a large influx of culturally-similar refugees help save Detroit?

St. Louis, Missouri lost over half its population from 1950-1990. Since the mid-1990s, 80,000 Bosnian immigrants (coming to represent over 20% of the city's population) have established communities that have saved large areas of housing stock from decay. In which other instances have large, permanent groups of non-migrant, non-domestically employed immigrants been settled en masse helping to shore-up a city that is losing population but otherwise has the infrastructure to accommodate more? Has there been any debate or discussion about hypothetical proposals to encourage something similar in Detroit? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jul 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Funding for a theatre nonprofit in Sri Lanka.

Any good leads for corporate or foundational funders for a youth theatre project for Sri Lankan refugees and orphans? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jul 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Can US citizens sponsor UNHCR refugees?

Is there a process by which a natural-born citizen of the United States can sponsor a UNHCR-referred refugee? I've read all of the refugee/asylum claim related material on the US Customs and Immigration website. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Apr 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Information on evacuee camps?

Where can I learn more about contemporary evacuee/refugee camps, in particular, how they are designed, administered and what life is like in these camps? What are the standard texts/reference works on camp design theory and so forth? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Nov 1, 2007 - 7 answers

International territory

On a 13 hour layover in the Moscow airport I met a Palestinian refugee who'd been living in the international territory inside customs for 11 months; later I learned about a refugee who's lived in Charles de Gaulle for over a decade. All this makes me curious about international territory: the space between disembarking the airplane & going through customs, & the empty fenced-off stretch between some national borders (I seem to remember Turkey & Syria have a large Syrian/Druze refugee population living between the borders & at the mercy of assistance from passing tourists, but I could be totally wrong). [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Feb 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Hypothetical question about assisting Cuban immigrants to the US.

Under the US's 'wet foot, dry foot' policy, Cubans who reach U.S. soil are allowed to stay while those caught at sea are sent home.

Hypothetically (and I mean that), Let's say an American were to: take a boat out between the US and Cuba, drive around looking for refugees, pick them up, brings them back to Florida, and there ends his involvement.

Is the American guilty of a crime? Does it make a difference if the authorities find out after the fact instead of catching him out on the open sea? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Feb 7, 2005 - 11 answers

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