refugees

How to help refugees in honor of World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is every June 20, but there's a special sense of urgency this year, thanks to the onset of mass unrest against the separation of families at the U.S. southern border — many of whom are seeking asylum from life-threatening violence and crime. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:45pm

Who is Ken Isaacs, President Trump's nominee to the UN?

President Trump has attracted criticism with his nominee to head the United Nations' migrant relief organization, Ken Isaacs, as reporters have uncovered tweets by Isaacs expressing anti-Muslim views and support of conspiracy theories. Who is Ken Isaacs? Ken Isaacs is a vice president at...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:20pm

Portal allows Boston-area residents to 'FaceTime' with refugees around the world

On Harvard’s campus, there’s a portal to another world — literally. Inside an unassuming shipping container that sits on the grass at Harvard Divinity School, students, staff and other visitors can come face-to-face with refugees around the world. The portal is part of a project...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:25pm

Oxfam rents President Donald Trump's childhood home for refugees

President Donald Trump’s childhood home had some unusual visitors ahead of his U.N. address this weekend — refugees. International anti-poverty charity Oxfam rented President Trump’s childhood home on Saturday via Airbnb. At $725 a night, organizers said the cost was a small...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 2:53pm

New York activist swims in solidarity for World Refugee Day

Christopher Swain has been swimming up and down the East Coast for causes like clean water and human rights since 1996, and on Tuesday, he’s taking a dip in New York Harbor to raise awareness for World Refugee Day.    The United Nations General Assembly created World Refugee Day...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:21pm

Letters of Hope campaign allows US students to connect with refugeecounterparts in Greece

Being asked your favorite subject or what sport you love might not mean much to many students in the U.S., but to a refugee student thousands of miles away, they are questions that can bring a sense of normalcy to an otherwise tumultuous existence. This year, in conjunction with Tuesday’s...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:33am