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The Haitian earthquake happened seven years ago.  So much time has passed that many people assume that life in Haiti has recovered and is continuing on as normal.  And, in many cases, this is true.  However, for other Haitians, life as they knew it stopped seven years ago and has

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Twenty-five years ago, the United Nations declared October 17th as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  This year, the UN is calling for peaceful and inclusive societies.  This could not be more important for the communities that Peacebuilding Solutions works with.  Refugees face unsafe living and working conditions.

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Mental Health

October 10th is World Mental Health Day.  As you might imagine, mental health is a huge concern for many refugees, who face tremendous loss, trauma, and upheaval in their lives.  Many refugees have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Others suffer from anxiety and depression (as noted in Scientific American).  They have

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International Day of Peace

September 21st is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.  This year, the UN is calling for respect, safety, and dignity for all.  Here at Peacebuilding Solutions, our goal is make sure that refugees and displaced persons can achieve that sense of peace. We show respect by listening.  We know

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Advocacy

Refugees and Internally displaced persons (IDPs) face a unique fight when trying to get their voices heard. They’ve left their homes and communities behind, and are often stuck in displacement camps for months or years before finding new homes. Refugees usually don’t have someone speaking on their behalf.  At Peacebuilding

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The Buy Local Movement

What does it mean to buy local?  For many people, it’s a way of showing their support for locally-owned businesses.  For Peacebuilding Solutions, it’s a central component of our method of providing aid.   Why?  Let’s take Haiti as an example.  For every tarp bought in the US, one fewer

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PS Interviews…Jhonson

Who knows best?  This is a question that Peacebuilding Solutions asked, and the answer is clear:  people in the communities we serve.  Refugees and IDPs deserve the right to determine their own futures, just like anyone else.  PS wants to make sure that the aid we provide to communities is

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5 Largest Refugee Camps

(photo by U.S. Department of State [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)   What happens when a refugee flees their country?  Over 4 million refugees live in refugee camps around the world.  These camps may be planned, created by governments or organizations to house growing numbers of refugees.  They may also

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9 Ways You Can Support Refugees and IDPs

The refugee crisis is constantly in the news.  It’s a big, overwhelming issue that often makes people wonder how they can possibly make a difference.  But if we’ve learned anything through our time working with IDP communities, it’s that one person can make a difference and be the source of

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9 Films about Refugees and IDPS

From one of cinema’s greatest stories to modern-day documentaries, there are a plethora of films about refugees and the challenges they face.  Today, PS wants to share with you 9 films about refugees.  Some are movies and some are documentaries, but all tell a piece in the story of what

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