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Elizabeth MacBride

7 August 2016

Amman, Jordan

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In the Middle East, refugee camps are expensive to run-- particularly because shipping food aid is expensive, and the refugees feel victimized in an environment where they have no agency or purchasing power. The UN Hi...

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Johnny Magdaleno

3 August 2016

Boyle Heights, California, United States

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Although the Hispanic population accounts for about 20% of the U.S. population, many of those communities are still under- or un-banked. To overcome this issue, local credit unions are adapting the way they are reachi...

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Johnny Magdaleno

1 August 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Low wage workers are very likely to have their rights violated. To support them in an accessible and efficient way WorkersReport was created as an app to help workers report and track violations as well as get in touc...

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Roberta Bell

10 July 2016

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Racism, poverty, gang violence and drugs — to tackle these issues among others the Indigenous and Somali communities are teaming up. Their goal? To make downtown Edmonton safer.

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

10 July 2016

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Groundswell's Farm Business Incubator Program, along with the help of five other local Ithaca farms, is working to help refugees start their own small farming businesses as they settle into their new lives in the Unit...

The New York Times

Alissa J. Rubin

5 July 2016

Paris, France

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In France, the growing refugee population has sparked the creation of new events and initiatives to change the way many perceive immigrants. "The Migratory Cooks" was started by two French entrepreneurs to help refuge...

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Liza Ramrayka

4 July 2016

Syria

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Refugees from Syria are finding opportunities to build their own start-ups through the United Nations Population Fund program, which works with local non-governmental organizations to support participants with worksho...

The New York Times

Jodi Kantor

Catrin Einhorn

30 June 2016

Toronto, Canada

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Fueled by xenophobia, many countries around the world are refusing refugees at the border. But Canadian hockey moms, poker buddies, and neighbors are personally resettling Syrians, one family at a time.

Slate

Jessica Huseman

Aymann Ismail

5 June 2016

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Anchorage schools employ a hybrid approach to integrating refugees—neither cordoning them off fully from the school at large, nor dropping them fully into the general student population. The city's Newcomers' Center p...

PBS NewsHour

Paul Solman

7 May 2016

Utica, New York, United States

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In Utica, a city in Upstate New York, the community is welcoming refugees as a tool to revitalize the post industrial economy. One in four residents is a refugee and each is integrated in the local community.

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

4 April 2016

Park City, Utah, United States

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In a global economy, helping students succeed means offering them the opportunity to become multilingual. States such as Utah, Indiana, and Delaware have stepped up their efforts with immersion programs for elementary...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Monica Campbell

21 March 2016

San Diego, California, United States

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Muslim high schoolers rallied with other students for a halal chicken lunch dish — and won. Students put up posters, and promoted the meal so it could remain a permanent halal option for muslim students, and the stude...

Places Journal

Michael Berryhill

1 March 2016

Houston, Texas, United States

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Hundreds of immigrants in Houston often have no access to any social aid. One community, East Aldine, exemplifies this. It lacks sewers, water, or trash collection. But, with the help of one nonprofit residents are by...

The New York Times

Dan Levin

28 February 2016

Regent Park, Canada

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An ambitious plan for the 69-acre Regent Park neighborhood is disrupting entrenched notions of class, race and religion, at a time when concerns over income inequality and immigration are growing.

The Atlantic

Matt Vasilogambros

18 November 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The southern United States may not seem like the most welcoming place for new immigrants and refugees. But the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and the Welcoming Tennessee Initiative are just a few pro...

NationSwell

Raisa Bruner

9 November 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Instituto del Progreso Latino, a vocational school in Chicago, is comprehensively helping Latino immigrants living in the U.S. educate themselves, find professional work, and rise above poverty.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Monica Campbell

4 November 2015

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At an Ohio supermarket, refugees get a surprising crash course on everything about pharmacies from the system of refills and dosages to how to open those child-proof bottles. With other offerings such as a class field...

International Business Times

Erin Banco

5 October 2015

Munich, Bayern, Germany

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In Germany child refugee homes are overwhelmed with unaccompanied minors. Adoption is one solution to quickly get these kids into homes, but many kids refuse because their family is far away but alive.

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

8 August 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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Neighborhood Centers, a Houston anti-poverty program has a simple philosophy: “The people are the asset, the source of potential solutions, not the problem.” The non-profit has scaled nationally, employing its bottom...

The Atlantic

Ted Hesson

21 July 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Despite their stigma, foreign-born populations are helping the economy of U.S. cities. Welcoming America is a national network of organizations that preach the economic upside of immigration and in this way attract im...

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

20 June 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States is facing a looming shortage in agricultural workers, as the vast majority of farmers are aged 65 or older and fewer young folks are taking up the trade. The International Rescue Committee has a win-...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

30 May 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A nonprofit organization, the Internationals Network for Public Schools, delivers a first-class education to the children of illegal immigrants, helping to break the cycle of poverty and provide them a path to advance...

Politico

Patrick Michels

21 May 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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When immigrant children come to America, they are faced with culture shock, language barriers, and a system of education different from where their original country. Houston’s Las Americas Newcomer School is designed...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

8 May 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Diabetes hits US immigrant communities especially hard, with genetics and higher-calorie diets explaining just part of it. Support groups help immigrants with diabetes to find a way to eat healthy in the American high...

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Seán Dagan Wood

13 March 2015

Damak, Nepal

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A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment through sustainable, eco-friendly projects that respond to refugees needs.

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