Found in Translation

Recently my husband went with Refugee Services to pick up a refugee from the airport and help him get to his new home. Usually this involves showing the individual or family around their new apartment, helping them understand what food is on their shelves, and then leaving them alone so that they can sleep for … Continue reading

What Makes an Iraqi Refugee

Chances are, if you live in or near a big city, you almost certainly have Iraqi refugees nearby. After seven years of war and occupation, millions of Iraqis have fled to other countries seeking status as refugees, and millions of others are internally displaced in Iraq. Displaced Palestinian-Iraqi family near Jordanian border Many of the … Continue reading

World Refugee Day, Southern Style

It was World Refugee Day yesterday, but here in Memphis we celebrated on Saturday. Yes, that’s right. Memphis has, and celebrates, refugees. So along with Athens and London, New York and Sydney, we honored the courageous men, women, and children who have seen much horror, have searched for home, and have found one, this time … Continue reading

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