Refugee

10:31am

Sun June 22, 2014
Refugees

Colorado Welcomes More Refugees As Numbers Swell Worldwide

Colorado is taking in more refugees as national numbers soar.
Credit United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees

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.

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2:56pm

Tue May 13, 2014
Business

One Program Behind Colorado’s High Refugee Employment Rate

Mentors and protégés in the CFaSST program pose at the Gala For the Public Good.
Maxwell Gleicher University of Denver

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 low of 23 percent in California to a high of 77 percent in Idaho and 72 percent in Colorado.

A unique partnership between the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver and the African Community Center is playing an increasingly important role toward that high success rate.

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11:05am

Thu May 8, 2014
Education

Despite War Torn Past, Greeley Refugees Are Going To College

Sadiyo Adan studies nursing at Aims Community College in Greeley.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

9:20am

Fri October 4, 2013
World

Do You Know What The U.S. Government Is Up To In Syria?

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:47 am

Syrian youths line up for food distribution in the Maiber al-Salam refugee camp in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey. The U.S. government has provided more than $1.5 billion in aid to Syrians since the uprising began in 2011.
Dimitar Dilkoff AFP/Getty Images

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.

"You always have to have a plan B in this kind of work," he says.

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.

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5:25am

Mon September 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

Humanitarian Aid Agencies Brace For Fallout From Syrian Strikes

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 9:04 am

At the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, many families struggle to get clean water, food and health services.
Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images

The World Health Organization says the Syrian civil war is currently the worst ongoing humanitarian crisis on earth.

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. military action could spark another wave of refugees and make the situation worse.

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