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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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Why volunteer with PS and what it means to you

I didn’t know my parents were refugees until I was 13. I’d recently switched schools and had made one friend, Eliza, who was in the process of introducing me around. As we walked up to a crowd of girls, the kind of well-dressed bubbly girls that used to make me

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9 Facts about Peacebuilding Solutions

Peacebuilding Solutions (PS) was founded in 2008 when a few (now slightly older) people realized that the current international humanitarian aid system dealing with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) could be a lot better. After nine years of building a foundation and working deep in the heart of communities

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