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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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9 Facts About Refugees and IDPs

Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) number over 60 million across the world.  Some have resettled in new countries.  Other live in refugee and displacement camps, waiting to go home or to be resettled.  They are families and children, people seeking lives free from war, conflict, or natural disaster.  Today,

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9 Famous Refugees

Refugees are people who flee conflict, disaster, or other issues in their home countries.  But they are not defined solely by where they came from or what they were escaping.  There is a long tradition of refugees using their past experiences to inspire their futures in politics, the arts, sports,

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9 Quotes by Refugees

The media has a lot to say about refugees.  So, too, do friends and family, neighbors and co-workers.  Here at Peacebuilding Solutions, we have a lot to say as well – but we believe that the best people to talk about what it’s like being a refugee are refugees themselves.

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9 Books by Refugees

Books are a powerful tool in sharing life experiences and beliefs with other people.  A number of refugees have turned to writing to express their often long and difficult journeys.  Here are 9 books – some fact, some fiction – written by refugees:     1. Dia’s Cloth Story: The

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9 Refugee and IDP Crises

When people think of refugees today, images of refugees from Syria often come to mind. But Syria isn’t the only country where people are fleeing their homes.  There are 15 active refugee crises happening around the world right now, according to the UN High Commission on Refugees.  There are countless

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9 Ways PS Stands With Refugees

How does PS stand with refugees? Let’s discuss 9 ways. You’ve been forced to flee for your life, leaving your friends behind, and possibly your family. You don’t know when you’re going to get back, if ever; you’re hopeless and despondent. And then people you’ve never seen in your life

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How Donations are Used

We’ve all heard the saying: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” It’s plastered on motivational posters everywhere, toting the value of education versus handouts. It’s a wonderful ideology for non-profits: instead of giving people

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