Tag: refugees

Booksellers Donate Spanish Books to Refugees

The American Booksellers Association arranged for booksellers, authors, and publishers attending its Winter Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to donate Spanish-language books for refugees waiting at the U.S.–Mexico border.ABA’s Libros Para el Viaje (“Books for the Journey”) book drive at the Winter Institute collected books of all genres...

French Strikes Positive Chord with Migrants

As Europe struggles to deal with the influx of refugees fleeing conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East, opinions are polarizing between those who want to seal Europe's borders and those who wish to grant these migrants the dignity of residence. Beside the northern French port of Calais, at the vast refugee/migrant camp called the “Jungle” by the...

Educating Young Haitian Refugees

Children under 18 years old make up almost half of Haiti's population of 9 million. As many as 8,000 schools that served 1.8 million children have been destroyed or damaged in the Port-au-Prince area alone, according to the United Nations. Pierre Michel Laguerre, director general of Haiti's Education Ministry, said all of the schools on the western side of...