Refugee or Internally Displaced: What’s the Difference?

There are an estimated 60 to 65 million displaced persons in the world today. Only 1/3 of these are considered refugees. What’s the difference between a refugee and an internally displaced person? Refugee – persons or groups of persons who have been forced to flee, or leave, their homes or places of habitual residence as […]

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An Introduction to Working with Refugees

Today, there are more refugees and displaced peoples in the world than any other time in history. Armed conflict, famine, and human rights abuse have created a mass of human movement on a scale never before seen. While the suffering is tragic, the awareness and response to the needs generated has been lacking. It may […]

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