Karen E Lund

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Handwalla Bwana’s journey from Kakuma refugee camp to the Seattle Sounders

How Handwalla Bwana came from Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to play for the Seattle Sounders, and what opportunity means to an immigrant.<p>Handwalla Bwana was known in the refugee camp as the kid who would make soccer balls out of garbage. There were not nearly enough regulation soccer balls to go …

University of Washington

Escaping Kakuma: How women find freedom through soccer in a refugee camp

<i>In May 2017, Louis Bien and Kainaz Amaria went to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to</i> <i>document the start of the Kakuma Premier League</i> <i>soccer season for a piece called “Escaping Kakuma: Soccer and the pursuit of meaning inside the world’s third-largest refugee camp.” There were still many more stories</i> …

Angelina Jolie

Ethiopian Athlete From Kakuma Refugee Camp Finds Hope in Running

article<p>http://www.unhcr.org/ke/11078-ethiopian-athlete-from-kakuma-refugee-camp-finds-hope-in-running.html<p>UNHCR<p>“Running is my passion, it is …

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President meets with refugee athletes in Kenya

“I aspire to be like Mo Farah. I am a big fan. My goal is to run with him in future. He is a good athlete, the way he runs and his style inspire me a …

Refugees compete in World Under-18s Athletics Championships in Kenya

article<p>http://www.unhcr.org/ke/11554-refugees-compete-world-18s-athletics-championships-kenya.html<p>UNHCR<p>“This was my first time to compete in a big …

Refugee athletes from Kenya to compete at World Athletics Championships in London for the first time

article<p>http://www.unhcr.org/ke/11770-refugee-athletes-kenya-compete-world-athletics-championships-london-first-time-2.html<p>UNHCR<p>“I see myself …

Refugee athletes prepare to compete at Asian Games in Turkmenistan, as Opening Ceremony takes place

Yusra Mardini, A Young Refugee, Finds Safety in Her New Home

19 Jun 2017 - The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young …

Human Rights at the Edge of Darkness: We are the Resistance

Universal human rights values are under attack globally. Populist demagogues are on the rise, scapegoating refugees, immigrants and minorities. Those …

Rights & Freedoms

Schedule

Magali Mougel<p>16 Apr 2018<p>4:00 pm<p>Free<p>Mihaela Drăgan<p>16 Apr 2018<p>6:00 pm<p>Free<p>Mokhtar Alkhanshali, Dave Eggers<p>16 Apr 2018<p>6:00 pm-7:00 pm<p>$15<p>Chip Rolley, …

Extreme Sports

Once and Future Arctic | SH Events

On the occasion of the Arctic Council’s 20th anniversary, the Once and Future Arctic brings together noted Arctic experts to ask: What changes can we …

The Arctic

Earth Day Book Talk

At a time when major budget cuts to the EPA are being considered, it’s especially pertinent to look back on the history of the American Conservation …

Pest Control

100 Days of Impact

"100 Days of Impact" is 100 days of free workshops running Jan 23rd – May 1st in direct response to Trump's first 100 days in office. These workshops …

Trump Administration

Bernstein Institute for Human Right's Annual Conference

The Bernstein Institute for Human Rights Annual Conference convenes an interdisciplinary panel of experts to discuss some of the most pressing human …

Rights & Freedoms

The New School | New York

The Center for Public Scholarship seeks to promote free inquiry and public discussion, bringing the best scholarship in and outside of the academy to …

I swam for my life, I swam in the Olympics, and now I want dignity for all refugees

My name is Yusra. Yes, I’m the girl who swam for her life, then swam at the Olympics. But I guess you’ve heard that story. It’s about my other name, …

Team Refugees: Looking to the future

It is now four months since 10 refugees made history at the Olympic Games -- a life-changing experience for all involved.

Africa

Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini plunges into life after Rio Games

After her high-profile appearance as part of the Refugee Olympic Team, the teenager is studying hard and speaking up for the refugee cause.

North Africa

8 Top Hashtag Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Hashtags are an essential part of social media marketing and growth on Instagram and Twitter. With that said using hashtags correctly can be a little …

Social Media Marketing

I am Yusra. I am a refugee and I’m proud to stand for peace

Yusra inspired displaced people all over the world when she swam at the Olympic Games. Now she is working on new goals.<p><i>By Yusra Mardini</i><p>My name is …

Syrian refugee uses swimming skills to rescue others

Aboard a search-and-rescue boat in the Aegean, lifeguard Sarah Mardini scans the horizon through binoculars, searching for dinghies carrying refugees …

North Africa

Displaced Syrian swimmer makes a splash at 2016 Paralympic Games

Syrian swimmer Ibrahim Al-Hussein competes in the 100 metre freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © UNHCR/Benjamin Loyseau<p>…

Paralympics

Popole makes history – twice – at Rio Games

Popole Misenga celebrates the first-ever win of a refugee athlete in the Olympic Games. © UNHCR/Benjamin Loyseau<p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – When Popole …

Rio De Janeiro

Historic Olympics come to an end in style for Team Refugees

Rio's famed Maracanã stadium lights up for the dazzling closing ceremony. © UNHCR<p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – In a dazzling celebration of life, Brazil …

Yiech Pur Biel, Yusra Mardini: 2016 Social Good Summit

Kakuma refugee camp proud of their athletes’ exploits in Rio

Refugee Olympic Team athlete introduces President of the United States at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York

Date21 Sep 2016TagsRefugee Olympic Team , IOC News<p>Yusra Mardini, who competed at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 with the first ever Refugee Olympic Team, …

Olympics

President Bach and members of Refugee Olympic Team take part in UN Human Rights event

Date28 Sep 2016TagsIOC News , Refugee Olympic Team<p>President Bach joined members of the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) today at the United Nations in …

Human Rights

Live Blog: Refugee Olympic Team turns dreams into reality in Rio

Ten refugees who fled violence and persecution have overcome adversity to excel in their sports. Follow our developing coverage as they compete on …

Olympics