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Stories & updates
Myths and facts about the Syria refugee crisis—and why your support matters.
More than four million need a safe haven. The White House proposal to admit just 10,000 Syrians is ‘far short of our fair share.’
As Europe struggles with a vast tide of refugees, Oxfam urges the US to do a great deal more to help resettle them.
As an American and a refugee myself, I hope that my adopted country – a nation built by refugees and immigrants – steps up to address the crisis.
What makes people more vulnerable to disasters? The same factors we see in the poorest countries affect people in the US.
When Hurricane Katrina ripped the covers off communities along the Gulf Coast, it exposed deep fissures along racial and economic lines.