Stories tagged: refugees
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018
Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor.
Tue., July 3, 2018
Shortly before 9 p.m., an attacker ran through a child’s birthday party at the Boise apartment complex just off State Street, stabbing six children and three adults. Part of the …
Mon., July 2, 2018
Refugees and other Boiseans shocked by Saturday’s knife
Sun., June 24, 2018
At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that lets refugees aspiring to be chefs work …
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018
A crowd of expectant family, friends and volunteers held back cheers as 26 immigrants from 11 countries raised their right hands to begin an oath renouncing foreign powers and pledging …
Fri., June 15, 2018
Every day we see stories of families, individuals and groups of refugees fleeing to save their lives. Some find help and a welcome in a new country, and others are …
Fri., June 15, 2018
If you’re having trouble imagining just what kind of country we are becoming, vis-a-vis that whole “tired, poor and huddled masses” thing, think of SeaTac.
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018
Three weeks after being named the National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning finally has a chance to reflect.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018
In a series of stops throughout the city Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee heard from refugees, the local Marshallese community, students concerned with gun violence in schools and students with a …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018
Michelle Townshend teaches immigrant and refugee students at Mount Spokane high school. On March 15, her class ventured into the woods to go snowshoeing as part of the Lands Councils …
Tue., March 27, 2018
New data show Trump’s restrictive refugee policies are reshaping who is coming to Washington — and who isn’t
Refugees entering Washington from Iraq and Iran, numbering in the hundreds last year, totaled just 15 combined over the past six months. The number of Syrian refugees during that period: …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018
A small number of refugees have come back to Syria from among the more than 5.4 million who fled their homeland since the civil war erupted in 2011. So far, …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.