Stories tagged: refugees
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Movie star Angelina Jolie visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan on Sunday, calling for a political solution to Syria’s long-running civil war and saying that “humanitarian aid is …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
On Jan. 27, 2017, our president issued an executive order cutting refugee admissions from 110,000 people to only 50,000. At the beginning of the new federal fiscal year (October 1), …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has resigned from an advisory panel on the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for Myanmar leader Aung …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
For the past year, sisters Florance Mawazo and Mahirwe Solange Kobwa – refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who spent nearly two decades in a Ugandan United Nations camp …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
‘Stressful. Overwhelming. Confused’: Whitworth, EWU students undergo refugee resettlement simulation
A teaching simulation at Whitworth, EWU is helping students understand the complicated road refugees must take on their way to the United States.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Spokane has become a refugee resettlement destination under Mark Finney’s leadership of World Relief
Under Mark Finney’s leadership, World Relief has been more public, hosting celebrations and welcoming Spokane’s 10,000th refugee.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
The world must do more to help millions of refugees across sub-Saharan Africa, which hosts more than a quarter of the world’s refugees, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take “decisive measures” to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Syrian refugees struggled to communicate until they learned American Sign Language at Ferris High School
Three deaf Syrian children have gone most of their lives without language, their education truncated by years of turmoil and flight. Now they are beginning to learn their first comprehensive …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
She and a group of other students, most from poor refugee families, spent the Thursday before Thanksgiving handing out turkey and cranberries to the hungry of Fargo, which welcomed their …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
World Relief Spokane recently passed an important milestone, successfully relocating their 10,000th refugee. It’s a milestone they hope to pass again.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
It’s a scene that has played out over and over again with heartbreaking regularity as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution in Myanmar and escaped to neighboring …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s latest executive order on refugees is, in effect, a continuation of his ban on a majority of applicants, according to refugee advocates. They say the continued restrictions …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s four-month worldwide ban on refugees ended Tuesday, officials said, as his administration prepared to unveil tougher new screening procedures.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
The United States has helped create the current worldwide refugee crisis, former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones said Monday, and it needs to step up to help solve it.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
India’s foreign minister told Bangladesh’s government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia’s largest refugee crises in decades, the government said.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Reducing refugee admissions to a trickle is not justified by humanitarian concerns nor is it in the national interest.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, BSU professor emeritus and …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, calling the crisis “the world’s fastest developing …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
The Trump administration will allow no more than 45,000 refugees into the United States next year, officials said Tuesday, in what would be the lowest admissions level in more than …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials said Wednesday.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Khalfani Ramadani and his wife, Josephine, were reunified in Spokane this week. It was the first time they’d seen each other in the two years since Ramadani came to the …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi’s border, officials said Saturday.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar has now topped 370,000, a crisis that the United Nations human rights chief called “a textbook example of ethnic …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy granted a request from Trump administration lawyers Monday and temporarily blocked a 9th Circuit Court order that would have allowed more refugees to enter the United …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
In the hands of homeless teens and refugees, cameras offer a different view of Spokane in Terrain’s ‘Snapshot’ exhibit
Does art have the power to soften hostility? Can pictures provide a window for understanding?
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
In a corner of a room in a sprawling expanse of squalid shanties and tents, Zahida Begum holds in her arms the tiny boy she gave birth to just hours …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
While the number of Europe-bound migrants rescued on the main Mediterranean Sea route has dropped off dramatically this summer, hundreds are still risking their lives in hopes of reaching Italy …