The Experiences of Refugee Youth from Burma in an American High School

took place, but this pattern is not true for all refugees from Burma. The high school dropout rate between 2013 and 2017 for students whose families immigrated from Burma to the United States was 23% (U.S. Department of Education, ...

The Experiences of Refugee Youth from Burma in an American High School

This timely volume uses critical ethnographic methods to trace the experiences and identities of refugee students from Burma as they move through their final year of schooling in an urban high school in the United States. Against the backdrop of increasing tensions surrounding immigration and identity in America, The Experiences of Refugee Youth from Burma in an American High School presents an analysis of the academic paths of adolescent immigrants and the challenges they face throughout their schooling. Delving into the historical and socio-political context of the school and surrounding landscape, this volume offers an immersive, insider perspective of the educational circumstances of SaySay, Paw Htoo, and Hlaing, the three newcomer youths—from Burma. Through detailed ethnographic narratives, readers are introduced to resilient adolescents who navigate their way through the maze of social expectations, language-learning demands, and ethnic-related tensions to rebuild their identities in the United States. By highlighting the students’ stories and identities, the book shows how racism is subtly woven into the fabric of education in the United States, and how schools can provide more equitable schooling for newcomers from other nations. This volume will benefit graduate students, researchers, academics, and pre-service teachers in the fields of English language learning, refugee and immigrant education, and the sociology of education. Those with an interest in urban and multicultural education will also find this text useful.

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

This figure is even higher in some locations, such as in southern Uganda, where 60 to 70 per cent of the refugee communities are made up of children. Increasing numbers of refugees live in urban areas, where children are often ...

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

This is the official record of the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sixty-ninth session.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR

The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection Alexander Betts, Gil Loescher, James Milner. frequently been taken at the highest levels of the organization without broad consultation. These decisions have sometimes been controversial ...

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  UNHCR

This revised and expanded second edition of The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to offer a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them. This updated edition also includes: up to date coverage of the UNHCR’s most recent history and policy developments evaluation of new thinking on issues such as working in UN integrated operations and within the UN peacebuilding commission assessment of the UNHCR’s record of working for IDP’s (internally displaced persons) discussion of the politics of protection and its implications for the work of the UNHCR outline of the new challenges for the agency including environmental refugees, victims of natural disasters and survival migrants. Written by experts in the field, this is one of the very few books to trace the relationship between state interests, global politics, and the work of the UNHCR. This book will appeal to students, scholars, practitioners, and readers with an interest in international relations.

Refugee and Immigrant Students

Merkx, J. (2000). Refugee identities and relief in an African borderland: A study of northern Uganda and southern Sudan. Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Refugee and Immigrant Students

The focus of this book is on educational equity issues affecting immigrants and refugees around the world. Chapters highlight educational approaches that build from experiential knowledge, draw upon multiple languages, consider group identity, grapple with the complexities of inclusion, address family concerns, promote parental involvement, involve liaison with community agencies, and view cultural differences as educational strengths. While the book does not shy away from exploring the more challenging aspects of the refugee and immigrant experience, it avoids dwelling on victimology and rejects applying a deficit framework. Rather it offers hope, emphasizing the potential strengths of refugees, including their cultural capital and survival skills. The authors also make cogent suggestions for structural, pedagogical, and conceptual reform, with targets ranging from individual teachers to educational systems to social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.

Reports and Papers on the Work for the Refugees

The Esthonian Government has adopted the system of identity certificates for Russian refugees. The certificates are issued for an indefinite period. In consequence of urgent representations made by the High Commissioner to the ...

Reports and Papers on the Work for the Refugees


Vietnamese Asylum Seekers

Refugee Screening Procedures Under the Comprehensive Plan of Action : Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on International ... UNHCR's Responsibilities Under the CPA The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was ...

Vietnamese Asylum Seekers


Refugee High

"A year in the life of a Chicago high school that has one of the highest proportions of refugees of any school in the nation"--

Refugee High

A year in the life of a Chicago high school that has one of the highest proportions of refugees of any school in the nation For a century, the Roger C. Sullivan High School in Chicago has been an engine of education and assimilation for immigrants. In the wake of the election of the Trump administration, Sullivan's immigrant and refugee student population swelled to four hundred (or 50 percent of the school), with students from thirty-eight different countries speaking thirty-five different languages. Refugee High is a riveting, high-stakes chronicle of the 2017-8 school year at Sullivan High. As we follow teachers and administrators grappling with the everyday challenges facing many urban schools, we witness the complicated circumstances and unique educational needs of refugee and immigrant children: Fernando may be deported just days before he is scheduled to graduate; Sharifa narrowly escapes an arranged marriage; and Esaho is shot in the beginning of this school year. Through it all, they are teens navigating life in America. Elly Fishman, an award-winning investigative journalist, raises vital questions about what the priorities and values of a public school like Sullivan should be, what these schools need to properly serve large immigrant and refugee student populations, and what role schools and teachers can and should play in helping immigrant and refugee children adjust and--more controversially--assimilate to America. Refugee High is a vital window into the present-day American immigration and education systems.

Refugee Resettlement Program

Number of PSR Participants - As of September 30 , 1992 , 580 families ( 2,400 individuals ) have relocated from high welfare areas to self - sufficient communities through the PSR program . Employment - All families found full - time ...

Refugee Resettlement Program


European Readmission Policy

UNHCR 1994 UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), Position on Readmission Agreements, 'Protection Elsewhere' and Asylum Policy, August 1994. UNHCR 1995 UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), World Refugee ...

European Readmission Policy

From a legal and policy context, this book critically analyses the compatibility of European Community readmissions agreements with international protection obligations, explores the regional strategic objectives of these treaties, and evaluates their success in achieving these policy aims.

Stepping Stones Read Along

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs.

Stepping Stones Read Along

Rama and her family, are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr’s work, and, using many of Mr. Badr’s already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

The Ethics of Refugee Policy

The League of Nations established a High Commissioner on Behalf of the League in 1921 'to coordinate the action of governments and private organisations for the relief of Russian refugees, to regulate the legal status of a large class ...

The Ethics of Refugee Policy

What duties do liberal democratic states owe to refugees? Does international refugee law impose unfeasible demands on states? This highly original contribution explores what theories of international ethics have to say about refugee policy. It advances an innovative critique of prevalent liberal approaches, showing how their assumptions about moral agency create unfeasible expectations about international justice. It sets out an alternative theory, showing how this could be more adept at mobilizing commitment to refugee rights. The volume will be of interest not just to scholars and students of applied ethics, but also to those more generally interested in debates on refugee and migration policy. It presents a clear and thorough discussion of liberal political theory and its application to questions of international justice, and provides insights into the philosophical sources of debates on liberal versus restrictive approaches to refugee policy.

Official Records

In concluding, the High Commissioner stated that the basic problem was how to finance increased assistance needs through a ... Members of the Committee commented on the growing magnitude of problems of refugees and displaced persons in ...

Official Records


Yul Brynner

during the World Refugee Year and to assist in the making of a documentary on that subject. Yul soon realized that August R. Lindt, the High Commissioner for Refugees, was interested in a more active participation.

Yul Brynner

Known as the bald cowboy in The Magnificent Seven and the sexy, charismatic male lead in The King and I, Yul Brynner was a Hollywood paragon of masculinity. Beyond his distinctive appearance and distinguished acting career was a life of intrigue and concocted tales surrounding his youth. Born Youl Bryner in Russia, he played gypsy guitar and worked as a trapeze clown until a severe injury motivated him to pursue his interest in theater. This biography takes readers through Brynner’s formative years in Russia, France and China and describes his journey from sweeping stages in Parisian theaters to a versatile career in theater, television and film, reaching a stardom that began and ended with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. With accounts of his personal and professional successes and failures, the book includes his four marriages, his numerous and notorious affairs with such stars as Judy Garland, Joan Crawford and Ingrid Bergman, and his 1985 death from lung cancer. A filmography details his movies and plays, and appendices outline his work in documentaries, music and soundtracks, radio programs and television.

Rethinking Refugee Law

Concerned , however , that according to the report of the High Commissioner cases continue to occur in which asylum seekers have encountered serious difficulties in finding a country willing to grant them even temporary refuge and that ...

Rethinking Refugee Law

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Protecting Civilians in Refugee Camps

5 See Statute of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [unhcr Statute], adopted by the UN General Assembly in Res. 428. See UN Doc. no. A/RES/428 (14 Dec. 1950), para. 1. For a discussion of what constitutes “international ...

Protecting Civilians in Refugee Camps

In Protecting Civilians in Refugee Camps: Unable and Unwilling States, UNHCR and Issues of Responsibility, Maja Janmyr explores the allocation of international responsibility for human rights violations taking place in UNHCR-administered refugee camps.

Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts

The history of refugee protection: Conceptual and methodological challenges. ... of Intercultural Relations, 59, 19–30. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2017.04.012 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee Statistics (UNHCR).

Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts

While research into intercultural teaching has grown exponentially during the past two decades, the research has primarily resorted to the use of quantitative data collection instruments and the interpretation of scores calculated through them. As such, studies in the field can seem somewhat decontextualized, ignoring in some cases setting-specific parameters. Therefore, further study is needed to bring together theory, research, and practice demonstrating how this teaching is reflected in research design and how it is undertaken in different settings. Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts is an essential reference source that provides a series of rich insights into the way intercultural education is practiced in numerous international contexts and showcases practical examples of teaching situations and classroom activities that demonstrate its impact within the classroom. Featuring research on topics such as higher education, multilingualism, and professionalism, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, administrators, professionals, academicians, and students seeking pedagogical guidance on intercultural teaching.

Official Records of the Session of the General Assembly

CHAPTER VIII Humanitarian activities A. Office of the United Nations High Com- persons . The OAU Convention of 1969 governing the missioner for Refugees specific aspects of refugee problems in Africa has thus entered into force , while ...

Official Records of the     Session of the General Assembly


Federal Register

Assistance for Services to Refugees in ( Applicants are responsible for assuring Local Areas of High Need that the U.S. Postal Service or private commercial carrier dates the application AGENCY : Office of Refugee Resettlement package .

Federal Register


Multilingual Dictionary Of Disaster Medicine And International Relief

Refugee processing centre (centre d'ache- Assistance in material facilities, perTechnical cooperation among ... UN High Commissioner for Refugees. minement des réfugiés, centro de clasificación de los refugiados, Jo-S9 Ju: ;52).

Multilingual Dictionary Of Disaster Medicine And International Relief

In recent decades natural, technological and other disasters have been increasing in frequency and magnitude, and the involvement of international organizations and professionals from different disciplines has been growing in parallel. By definition major emergencies call for outside aid and often international assistance. The many agencies and individual helpers from different countries, different languages and different specialties converge on the stricken site with the sole object of helping the victims, who are themselves of a different background and language. Communication among these people and a certain understanding of the varying terminology of the many professions and activities therefore become paramount if the difficulties of the disaster situation are not to be compounded with difficulties of communication. A common ground for understanding between doctors, engineers, meteorologists, nurses, nutritionists, planners, government officials, transport personnel and the many other workers involved in disaster preparedness, relief and rehabilitation is therefore indispensable. It is to this end that this multilingual, multidisciplinary Dictionary serves as an invaluable tool for the disaster manager, whatever his background and wherever he may be called upon to work. A precursor in Disaster Medicine, Dr. William Gunn has conducted numerous emergency missions for the United Nations and other agencies, and this Dictionary has been tested in the field and in training courses over many years.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1999

OBJECTIVES: To provide funding for employment-related and other social services for refugees, Amerasians, and entrants in areas of high refugee concentration and high welfare utilization. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Formula Grants.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance  1999

Contains 1,412 assistance programs administered by 57 Federal agencies in agriculture, crime control, education, employment and training, health and human services, housing and homeownership, and science and technology. Chapters: how to use the catalog; agency summary; agency programs; alpha. index of programs; applicant eligibility; deadlines index; functional index; subject index; deleted and added programs; crosswalk of changes to program numbers and titles; program descriptions: programs requiring executive order 12372 review; authorization appendix; agency addresses; sources of additional info.; and developing and writing grant proposals.