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Education project aims to build brighter future for refugee children

Susan May
January 6, 2020

On May 12, 2018, a fire swept through apartment G in the Summit-Cone complex, located at the busy intersection of Cone Boulevard and Summit Avenue in Greensboro. Tragically, Emmanuel and Furaha Mugabo,...

Resettling in Greensboro: Glimpses into the lives of refugees

Legacy Crossing apartments 2019
January 3, 2020

Author’s note: This project, a photo essay completed for the Fall 2019 Guilfordian Practicum course, is aimed at raising awareness about the living conditions of refugees who resettle in the Greensboro...

Diya Abdo presents dialogue on refugee crisis

September 28, 2018

On Monday, Sept. 24, Associate Professor of English Dr. Diya Abdo hosted a talk in Dana Auditorium where she discussed refugee settlement and the refugee communities at Guilford. She spoke about her work...

US cuts funding for Palestinian refugees

September 14, 2018

On August 31, the Trump administration cut all aid to the UNWRA, a UN agency that provides support and assistance to Palestinian refugees. “We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars...

Puppets to reflect Syrian refugees

April 20, 2018

Children’s program Sesame Street and The International Rescue Committee are trying to provide education to children who are refugees of the Syrian conflict. The goal of the initiative is to ease stress...

ECAR welcomes new refugees and trainees

September 29, 2017

18 trainees. Five refugees. One campus. It’s been a busy week for Every Campus a Refuge to say the least. On Saturday, Sept. 23, 18 students, staff members, faculty and alumni participated in a...

Violence causes refugee crisis

A burnt down house in a Rohingya village in northern Rakhine State, a result of sectarian violence in August 2017. Photo By Moe Zaw (VOA), via Wikimedia Commons
September 15, 2017

The story of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s northern region of Rakhine State is one that has lasted for decades. However, a new bout of violence erupted in the country on Aug. 25 when...

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor

Campus refugee program spreads, adds minor
April 16, 2017

Over 65 million people are displaced from their homes. Half are under the age of 18. Programs have sprouted up everywhere to help refugees across the world. One that is gaining traction, “Every Campus...

ECAR invites refugees into community

During the fall semester, student volunteers, faculty, and community members created welcoming signs for the newly arrived refugee family.
April 29, 2016

“Important update: Guilford College is now a refuge!” reads the banner on everycampusarefuge.org. Diya Abdo, associate professor of English and founder of Every Campus a Refuge, issued a global...

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