Refugee http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Welcomes More Refugees As Numbers Swell Worldwide http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-welcomes-more-refugees-numbers-swell-worldwide <p>With global conflicts on the rise, refugee numbers have catapulted to more than 50 million worldwide, making the number of displaced people from conflicts the highest seen since World War II. Colorado has a larger share of refugees than most states, with the majority coming from Bhutan and Myanmar.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:31:55 +0000 Dan Greenwood 58051 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Welcomes More Refugees As Numbers Swell Worldwide One Program Behind Colorado’s High Refugee Employment Rate http://www.kunc.org/post/one-program-behind-colorado-s-high-refugee-employment-rate <p>For the 70,000 refugees who resettle in the United States every year, one of the most important transitions comes when launching a successful and productive career. Across the West, refugee employment entered rates range from a <a href="http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/fiscal-year-2013-refugee-employment-entered-rates">low of 23 percent in California to a high of 77 percent in Idaho and 72 percent in Colorado.</a></p><p>A unique partnership between the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver and the <a href="http://www.acc-den.org/">African Community Center</a> is playing an increasingly important role toward that high success rate.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:56:34 +0000 Grace Hood 56470 at http://www.kunc.org One Program Behind Colorado’s High Refugee Employment Rate Despite War Torn Past, Greeley Refugees Are Going To College http://www.kunc.org/post/despite-war-torn-past-greeley-refugees-are-going-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regbe Misgna</span>, Khai Tha Zin Oo, and Sadiyo Adan are typical college students, but with one distinction. They were all forced to flee war ravaged countries.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:05:46 +0000 Nathan Heffel 56279 at http://www.kunc.org Despite War Torn Past, Greeley Refugees Are Going To College Do You Know What The U.S. Government Is Up To In Syria? http://www.kunc.org/post/do-you-know-what-us-government-syria Mark Ward is the U.S. State Department's senior adviser on assistance to Syria, and when he heard the Syrian border town of Azaz was overrun by an offshoot of al-Qaida in September, he knew it was time to get creative again.<p>"You always have to have a plan B in this kind of work," he says.<p>Ward is based in Turkey. His job is to oversee a growing and unusual U.S. humanitarian assistance program in rebel-held areas in seven provinces across northern Syria.<p>U.S. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:20:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 50393 at http://www.kunc.org Do You Know What The U.S. Government Is Up To In Syria? Humanitarian Aid Agencies Brace For Fallout From Syrian Strikes http://www.kunc.org/post/humanitarian-aid-agencies-brace-fallout-syrian-strikes The World Health Organization says the Syrian civil war is currently the worst ongoing humanitarian crisis on earth.<p>Aid groups have been scrambling to provide shelter, food, water and health care to the huge numbers of people who've been uprooted by the fighting. The big question now is whether U.S. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:25:00 +0000 49358 at http://www.kunc.org Humanitarian Aid Agencies Brace For Fallout From Syrian Strikes