America Is Failing Refugees, and Itself

How the United States treats refugees is one of the greatest tests of the American experiment.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vindman-alexander-s, #vindman-yevgeny

In Tulsa, a Burmese Cooking Tradition Takes the Spotlight

The food of the Zomi people of Myanmar isn’t easy to find in America, even in this city so welcoming to refugees. But this weekend it will move front and center.

#food, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #tulsa-okla

In Ukraine and New York, Pride Must Get Political

The boundary between freedom and oppression is thin.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #eastern-europe, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lgbtq-pride-month-us, #parades, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #riga-latvia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ukraine, #united-states

In Warsaw Park, Ukraine’s Teen Refugees Hang Out and Hang On

Some fled to Poland’s capital alone. All feel deeply uneasy about the future. For the young Ukrainians packing into Poland’s capital, a park offers a place where they can try to cope, together.

#parenting, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland

Surviving Russia’s ‘Filtration Camps’

Thousands of refugees from Ukraine have been sent to so-called filtration camps, where they have been interrogated and then forced to resettle to Russia. Some Ukrainians escaped to Estonia. They told us their stories.

#estonia, #filters, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Biden Faces Skepticism at Summit of the Americas

The U.S. president called for concrete commitments on several major issues, but other leaders said the United States is doing too little to meet the moment.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bukele-nayib, #duque-ivan, #harris-kamala-d, #international-relations, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #summit-of-the-americas

‘We Have Not Forgotten Syria’: U.S. Envoy Vows to Protect Refugees

After 11 years of war, Syria has become a cautionary example of what can happen in a conflict with no end in sight, like the one that began 100 days ago in Ukraine.

#assad-bashar-al, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #turkey, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

100 Days of War in Ukraine: Death, Destruction and Loss

The grinding conflict in Ukraine has rocked the global order, wrought destruction that “defies comprehension” and shows little sign of ending soon.

#african-union, #food-insecurity, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sall-macky, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

To House Refugees, Lviv Wants to Make Beautiful Buildings That Last

The Ukrainian city’s distinctive architecture has made it a world heritage site. Its architects are trying to balance aesthetics with sustainability as it prepares for a long war.

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lviv-ukraine, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #world-heritage-sites

Refugees in Australia Learn to Live Again After 9 Years Detained

Australia suddenly released migrants held under its tough approach to asylum seekers. While the worst of their ordeal is over, their future remains precarious.

#asylum-right-of, #australia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Diplomats Fear Russia May Use Syrian Aid as Bargaining Chip in Ukraine

Countries in Europe and the Middle East could see a new surge in refugees if Russia shuts down the last humanitarian convoy route into Syria.

#assad-bashar-al, #humanitarian-aid, #idlib-syria, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. to Begin Allowing Migrants to Apply for Asylum Under a New System

The rollout of the process for some arrivals at the southwestern border will be small, but could represent the tip of broad changes to the asylum system.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Missoula’s Most In-Demand Kitchen Is Run by Refugees

With meals often sold out in minutes, United We Eat @Home is transforming how local residents eat and how refugees support themselves.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #missoula-mont, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #soft-landing-missoula-nonprofit

As U.K. Offers Homes to Ukrainians, Process Lags Behind Good Will

A plan that allows Britons to sponsor people fleeing the Russian invasion has been plagued by visa delays and safeguarding concerns.

#england, #great-britain, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-nations-high-commission-for-refugees, #visas

Zelensky Urges Even Harder Line on Russia as Allies Work to Remain United

A midlevel Russian diplomat broke ranks and resigned with a scathing statement on the war, and President Volodymyr Zelensky called on world leaders to turn up the pressure.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-economic-forum, #zelensky-volodymyr

Jill Biden’s Secret Ukraine Trip

Ukrainian officials reached out several days ahead of Dr. Biden’s planned four-day tour of Eastern Europe to suggest a meeting with the Ukrainian first lady. The East Wing took the chance.

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #first-ladies-us, #kyiv-ukraine, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #zelenska-olena

Jill Biden Embarks on Trip to Eastern Europe to Visit Ukrainian Refugees

The first lady is also scheduled to tour the Slovakian border with Ukraine, becoming the latest high-profile Biden administration official to come close to the conflict zone.

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #bush-barbara, #first-ladies-us, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #romania, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #slovakia

Turkey’s Plan to Draw Refugees Back to Syria: Homes for 1 Million

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will build homes, schools, hospitals and more in northern Syria, but experts question whether refugees will return willingly.

#assad-bashar-al, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #turkey

Bangladesh Shutters Dozens of Schools Set Up by Rohingya in Camps

More than 30 schools, teaching tens of thousands of Rohingya students, were closed in Bangladesh, where officials are said to have feared the schools would encourage the refugees to stay permanently.

#bangladesh, #coxs-bazar-bangladesh, #education-k-12, #human-rights-watch, #muslims-and-islam, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #ullah-mohib-d-2021, #united-nations-childrens-fund

U.K. Plan to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda Stokes Anger and Dread

The government’s proposal has led to recriminations from rights groups, and anxiety among migrants who fear being sent away.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #kent-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

How Americans Can Sponsor Ukrainian Refugees

Most people in the United States are eligible to sponsor Ukrainian migrants under a program the Biden administration established on Monday. Here’s how it works.

#immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

Warsaw’s Welcome Mat Risks Fraying Under Strain of a New Refugee Surge

Warsaw gladly and proudly accepted 300,000 Ukrainians fleeing the war. But as the Polish capital braces for a new wave of refugees, its mayor warns that the city is “at capacity.”

#law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trzaskowski-rafal, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #warsaw-poland

Ukrainian Children Are Being Separated From Caregivers at U.S. Border

Under a policy designed to protect young refugees from trafficking, Ukrainian children are being temporarily removed from caretakers who are not their parents.

#al-otro-lado-los-angeles-calif, #children-and-childhood, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tijuana-mexico, #ukrainian-americans

Afghan Restaurateurs Provide Hope to Refugees Fleeing the Taliban

In Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., established Afghan restaurateurs are reaching out to help refugees fleeing the return of the Taliban.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #baltimore-md, #chefs, #humanitarian-aid, #karzai-abdul-qayum, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #richmond-va, #washington-dc

The World’s Broken Promise of Asylum

Britain’s new plan to send thousands of asylum seekers to Rwanda exposes the fragile nature of the global refugee compact, which has always fallen prey to domestic politics.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

What Boris Johnson’s Deal With Rwanda Means for U.K. Asylum System

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a plan to send some of those seeking refuge to the central African country. What effect would the change have?

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rwanda, #united-nations

Ukrainians Face New Hurdle at U.S. Border: No Dogs

Federal health guidelines limit the entry of pets from countries like Ukraine with a high incidence of rabies. For some refugees, the rule has been devastating.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #dogs, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #rabies, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #san-ysidro-calif

U.K. Plans to Send Some Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

Britain says it will fly many refugees thousands of miles to the central African country for processing and resettlement, a significant hardening of migration policy.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #human-trafficking, #immigration-and-emigration, #johnson-boris, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rwanda

A Crisis for Mothers

The war in Ukraine has led to familiar, but heightened, problems for women.

#children-and-childhood, #internal-storyline-no, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #women-and-girls

U.K. Plans to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda for Processing

Some people seeking refuge in Britain would be flown thousands of miles to the central African country, a significant hardening of migration policy.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #human-trafficking, #immigration-and-emigration, #johnson-boris, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rwanda

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Is a Women’s Crisis

A wave of displaced women and children into Poland is forcing the country to address its lack of protections for working women.

#child-care, #education-pre-school, #parenting, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls

War in Ukraine Disrupts Education of Millions of Children

The country’s teachers are doing their best to provide lessons for the millions of school-age children whose education has been interrupted.

#children-and-childhood, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #save-the-children, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ukrainian Parents Are Writing IDs on Their Children’s Bodies

A mother who wrote emergency contact information on her 2-year-old’s back has become a voice for countless Ukrainian parents forced to do the same.

#children-and-childhood, #parenting, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

No More ‘Have a Nice Day’: Lviv Learns to Live With War

Ukraine’s cultural capital, the western city of Lviv, is trying to adjust to being on the fringes of war and at the center of massive displacement.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #lviv-ukraine, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

A New Surge of Ukrainians at U.S. Border

More than 2,000 have reached the U.S. border with Mexico, where an expected spike in migration from other countries will raise tough questions: Who gets priority?

#baja-california-mexico, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tijuana-mexico

Some Ukrainian Refugees Are Returning Home, Despite the Risks

A growing number of families, convinced the war could last for years, have decided that facing danger at home is better than life as a refugee.

#czech-republic, #europe, #lviv-ukraine, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

For 25 Years, My Dad Helped Build Weapons of Death

My father fled Vietnam only to spend the rest of his life in American factories helping shore up the same military that had set our family adrift.

#connecticut, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vietnam-war, #vietnamese-americans, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Putin Knows What He’s Doing With Ukraine’s Refugees. This Is the World’s Big Test.

The response to Ukrainian refugees is a test of European solidarity.

#asylum-right-of, #europe, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #moldova, #poland, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #romania, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #warsaw-poland

Putin Is Setting Back Russia’s Potential By Decades

Once again, Russia has become a pariah spreading lies and death.

#history-academic-subject, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Women Drive Germany’s Foreign Policy Shift Amid Ukraine War

Angela Merkel is no longer chancellor. But as war rages in Ukraine, a mere 10-hour drive from Berlin, female ministers oversee national security.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baerbock-annalena, #defense-and-military-forces, #faeser-nancy, #germany, #lambrecht-christine, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #women-and-girls

Four Million Ukrainians in Limbo

We follow Iryna, one of those scrambling to find refuge after the Russian invasion.

#audio-negative-tragedy, #kyiv-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Afghan Refugees in U.K. Still in Limbo as Ukrainians Arrive

Some 12,000 Afghans who fled to Britain have been living in hotels for months awaiting permanent housing. This has raised questions about the country’s ability to take in many more escaping Ukraine.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #england, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #humanitarian-aid, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Vera Gissing, Who Was Rescued by ‘Britain’s Schindler,’ Dies at 93

She was not quite 11 when train convoys organized by a London stockbroker carried her and hundreds of other Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.

#children-and-childhood, #czechoslovakia, #deaths-obituaries, #gissing-vera-1928, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #winton-nicholas-1909-2015, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Biden Calls Putin a Butcher After Meeting With Ukraine Refugees

His comment came as he visited a stadium in Warsaw where the Polish authorities are assisting the waves of people who are fleeing Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #duda-andrzej-1972, #humanitarian-aid, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Public Health Catastrophe Looms in Ukraine, Experts Warn

Even before the war, the country struggled with epidemics of H.I.V., tuberculosis and hepatitis. The conflict threatens to undo decades of progress.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-resistance-microbial, #eastern-europe, #epidemics, #opioids-and-opiates, #poliomyelitis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tuberculosis, #ukraine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #your-feed-science

‘Is There Shooting Here?’ Ukrainians Find Refuge in Moldova

Moldova, one of Europe’s smallest and poorest countries, has taken in more than 100,000 refugees from Ukraine. But Moldova’s ability to protect them is reaching a breaking point.

#moldova, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #ukraine

Australia Agrees to Let New Zealand Resettle Offshore Refugees

Under the arrangement, first offered in 2013, New Zealand will take in 150 refugees a year for three years from Australia’s widely criticized detention system.

#asylum-right-of, #australia, #international-relations, #manus-island-papua-new-guinea, #nauru, #new-zealand, #papua-new-guinea, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Ukraine War Ignites Israeli Debate Over Purpose of a Jewish State

Most Ukrainians seeking refuge in Israel are non-Jews. Some Israelis see a moral imperative to take them in, but others see a threat to the country’s Jewish character.

#immigration-and-emigration, #jewish-agency-for-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lau-david-1966, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

A Town on Ukraine’s Edge, Determined to Escape Its Past

Przemysl’s history has been intertwined with war. This time, like much of Poland, it wants to do things differently.

#animals, #defense-and-military-forces, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #politics-and-government, #przemysl-poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Ukraine’s Refugees Are Fleeing Brutality. Let Them In.

Readers urge actions to address the refugee and food crises caused by the Ukraine war. Also: Russian soldiers; essential workers; prison time; donating ties.

#assad-bashar-al, #employee-fringe-benefits, #humanitarian-aid, #prisons-and-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity