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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.

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.

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.

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.