IIE's Emergency Student Fund Helps Support Students Affected by Hurricanes Maria and Irma
"I wanted to take my rent money and go home, but there was nothing to go home to."
When Macy Riviere arrived on campus as a freshman at Midwestern State University (MSU), in Wichita Falls, Texas in the fall of 2017, she had clear goals in mind.
Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan Deprived of the Most Basic Needs - UNICEF
Originally published by The United Nations and reprinted with permission.
"Seven years in [the Syria] crisis, we need to collectively continue to do all that we can to support the vulnerable refugee children and their families that are struggling to meet their basic needs," Robert Jenkins, the head of the UNICEF programmes in Jordan, said in a news release Sunday.
Provoked by ‘Boat Migrants’ Tragedy, Young Syrian Refugee Invents Smart Life Jacket
Originally published by The Jordan Times and reprinted with permission.
Nineteen-year-old Siba Obaid, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, has developed a smart life jacket, which has been adopted by the Ibdaa Foundation.
Syrian Conflict Touches Evansville
Originally published by Courier & Press and reprinted with permission.
Most of us are familiar with the Margaret Mead quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
To see the quote in action in our own community is thought-provoking.
Swiss Students, Politicians Work Towards University Access for Refugees
Originally published by Swiss Info and reprinted with permission.
Lack of information and money are keeping qualified refugees in Switzerland from studying at universities and launching careers. So says the Swiss Students' Association, which has created a new information portal for refugee students.
The organization is also working with lawmakers to commit more funds to refugee education access. Read More.
IRC, Intel Foundation Launch Job-Training Effort for Refugees
Originally published by Philanthropy News Digest and reprinted with permission.
The International Rescue Committee has announced a $1 million investment from the Intel Foundation to provide a thousand refugees in Germany with job skills training and employment services.
UNHCR's Grandi Hails Jordan's Job Scheme for Syrian Refugees
Originally published by UNHCR and reprinted with permission.
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi on Monday praised Jordan's efforts to boost employment among Syrian refugees, saying greater international support for such schemes was needed to lift millions of Syrians across the region out of poverty.
Stanford Refugee Research Project Explores Ways University Can Aid Refugee Crisis
Originally published by The Stanford Daily and reprinted with permission.
Launched in Aug. 2017, the Stanford Refugee Research Project (SRRP) explores how Stanford can have a positive impact on the refugee crisis in the Middle East. The campus-wide initiative - which focuses on health, education, resettlement, employment and more - comprises a team of Stanford undergraduate and graduate research fellows, a Stanford faculty steering committee, and a non-Stanford advisory committee.
Academic Accreditation, Quality, and Meeting Student Needs
Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.
Demand for higher education in the Arab region has never been greater. Students, families, governments and societies throughout the region all understand that higher education is the key to individual and national success in an interconnected, globalized economy.
Higher Education's Role in National Refugee Integration: Four Cases
Originally published by WES and reprinted with permission.
Not since the end of the Second World War have there been as many globally displaced people as there are today. By now, there are 22.5 million refugees worldwide – 5.5 million from civil-war-torn Syria alone – who have fled conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.