Afghan-born American author Khaled Hosseini is moved by families desperate to provide for themselves and not to be reliant…
As a child, my grandmother arrived from Belarus to Ellis Island with her sister and parents, around 1910.
Her sister though had red eye, conjunctivitis, which though not serious was highly contagious and on the list of diseases that excluded one from entering the U.S. (as did syphilis and TB).
Thon was born in, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Having fled Sudan as a child, he taught pre-schoolers and worked as a Counselor for Jesuit Refugee Service and Lutheran World Federation in a Kenyan Refugee Camp. He was resettled in the United States in December, 2000 by Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service (LIRS) and thrived in a […]
“No human being would prefer losing her beloved country and being called a ‘refugee.’ Everyone would definitely return home if they could,...”
The night Mediatrice Kabasinga left her home in Rwanda, she didn’t know where she was heading. She was eight months pregnant with her second child and running for her life…
"Now I remember again our house burned and destroyed, And the corpse laid on the ground, And planes flying over our houses, And they bombed civilians and innocent people...Our pains our too many, our wounds are too deep."
Ronida, a Syrian refugee, wrote poems to share with Khaled Hosseini, a fellow writer.
"After spending almost five years, living in the United States of America, I know myself and have been giving out the help, support and love that I was rendered for almost two decades in my refugee life."
I lived almost two decades in Timai Bhutanese refugee camp in the eastern part of Nepal. This camp is located at the bank of Timai River. At the age of 9, I became refugee…