refugees http://kuow.org en Number Of Refugees On The Rise http://kuow.org/post/number-refugees-rise <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Judith Kumin, former United Nation's official and current professor of International Human Rights at the University of New Hampshire, about why the number of displaced people in the world is on the rise. Wed, 21 May 2014 22:37:24 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 34910 at http://kuow.org Number Of Refugees On The Rise King County Pioneers New Practice For Refugee Mental Health http://kuow.org/post/king-county-pioneers-new-practice-refugee-mental-health <p></p><p>On a recent afternoon, about a dozen Somali women talk in spurts as they weave 4-inch metal needles through a basket.</p><p>It doesn't look like therapy, but in a way, it is. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:21:09 +0000 Liz Jones 29407 at http://kuow.org King County Pioneers New Practice For Refugee Mental Health Leaving Home, Local Refugee On The Conflict In South Sudan http://kuow.org/post/leaving-home-local-refugee-conflict-south-sudan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marcie </span>Sillman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with Moses </span>Monynhial<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Dut<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a student and maintenance engineer for Seattle's Smith Tower, about his journey out of South Sudan and how he views the conflict today.</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:05:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 27056 at http://kuow.org Leaving Home, Local Refugee On The Conflict In South Sudan Bhutani Refugee Bridges A Cultural Gap http://kuow.org/post/bhutani-refugee-bridges-cultural-gap <p>In Tukwila, Wash., a growing Bhutanese community is slowly adapting to modern American life while at the same time wanting to keep their Bhutani roots alive. Allan Kafley finds himself in a perfect position to help bridge these two worlds. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:24:12 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Srikar Penumaka 19494 at http://kuow.org Bhutani Refugee Bridges A Cultural Gap 2 Million Syrians Are Now Refugees And More Are 'On The Way' http://kuow.org/post/2-million-syrians-are-now-refugees-and-more-are-way "The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in March 2011 passed the 2 million mark on Tuesday with no sign of the outflow ending soon," <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/522495669.html" target="_blank">the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports</a>. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 19594 at http://kuow.org 2 Million Syrians Are Now Refugees And More Are 'On The Way' Identity Crisis http://kuow.org/post/identity-crisis <p>For our last week of the summer we bring you stories of change, challenge and identity!</p><p>Hosts Carlos Nieto and Isaac Noren speak about what it means to be themselves and how others view them. Isaac Noren takes us into to the mind of a girl born in the wrong body and tells us about how she’s adjusting to her new life. Then Srikar Penumaka gives us an inside look on a religious refugee from Bhutan, how he’s adapted to American culture and how he’s slowly trying to bring his two worlds together through technology.</p><p>Hopefully today's podcast will make you think about who you are and where you come from.</p><p><em>RadioActive is KUOW's youth radio program, and all the stories here are produced by young people age 16-21. <a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive"><u>Listen to RadioActive stories</u></a>, subscribe to the <a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss"><u>RadioActive podcast</u></a> and stay in touch on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioActiveYouthMedia"><u>Facebook</u></a>.</em></p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:25:31 +0000 Carlos Nieto & Isaac Noren & Srikar Penumaka 18455 at http://kuow.org Identity Crisis Why A Spike in King County's Homeless Refugees Is Tough To Measure http://kuow.org/post/why-spike-king-countys-homeless-refugees-tough-measure <p>Every year, hundreds of refugees come to Washington state to escape persecution, conflict or violence in their home countries. Washington consistently ranks as one of the top 10 states for new arrivals.</p><p>Many families come here after waiting long stretches in a refugee camp where food, water and shelter is a daily concern. Yet once they have&nbsp;resettled in the Seattle area, their struggles are often far from over. Some agencies that work with refugees in King County say they’ve seen an alarming rise in homelessness within this population of newcomers but they’re stymied by how to measure the increase. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:41:10 +0000 Liz Jones 15393 at http://kuow.org Why A Spike in King County's Homeless Refugees Is Tough To Measure Magdaleno Rose-Avila On Immigration And Refugee Affairs In Seattle http://kuow.org/post/magdaleno-rose-avila-immigration-and-refugee-affairs-seattle <p></p><p>Magdaleno Rose-Avila is the first director of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. He was selected by Mayor Mike McGinn for his decades of experience working with diverse communities in pursuit of human rights. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:29:06 +0000 Ross Reynolds 3574 at http://kuow.org Magdaleno Rose-Avila On Immigration And Refugee Affairs In Seattle