Join us on Sunday, August 28, 10 AM at the Washington Monument for DCRally4Refugees!
The event seeks to raise awareness about the magnitude of the global refugee crisis, encourage advocacy and U.S. support for relief efforts, and demonstrate solidarity with refugees and displaced people worldwide.
Several Iraqis and many… Read more
The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 fell short of the required votes for cloture in the Senate yesterday, effectively bringing the discriminatory legislation to a halt.
The SAFE Act would have required the FBI to conduct a redundant investigation into the background of any individual seeking refugee… Read more
James Fallow, Phillip Gordon, Nancy Lindborg, and David Miliband at “The Humanitarian Tinderbox: How Governments and NGOs Must Address the Global Aid Crisis
“Conflict is natural. The issue is how well we manage conflict and attempt to not allow it progress to violence.” – President of USIP, Nancy Lindborg
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“I have long said that Americans are the most generous people in the world. But we do have the shortest attention spans. And when it comes to global crises today, I fear that too many in the United States believe that we can insulate ourselves from the world’s problems and… Read more
A Syrian refugee family in a crowded refugee camp in Erbil. Iraq is one of several countries neighboring Syria that is hosting part of the nearly 2 million refugees. Now, families like these may not be able to receive food from the UN. (Erik Gustafson/EPIC)
“But the fact is the… Read more
As December is starting, the number of Syrian refugees living in Iraq has reached over 208,000 people. This population is far greater than anyone had ever anticipated, and the refugee camps located in Iraq are struggling to accommodate these hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. The six permanent camps… Read more
With the possibility of a US military strike looming, the conflict in Syria has received more media coverage than ever, and one of the most talked about issues are the two million plus Syrian refugees who have fled the country. Refugees have traveled to any neighboring country where they are… Read more
Key facts about the crisis in Syria (courtesy of Syria Relief and Development).
You have probably noticed that the ongoing civil war in Syria continues to impact our programming – in our blog, podcast, and planning for our on-the-ground programs in Iraq – chiefly in respect to… Read more
Today is World Refugee Day, a day when the world takes time to honor the resilience of forcibly displaced people throughout the world.
Last year alone 7.6 million people around the world were forced to flee conflict or persecution, adding to an estimated total of 45.2 million displaced people worldwide.… Read more
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace
and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.