Promised land? For Sudan family, Detroit is like another planet

Detroit Free Press - John Carlisle

http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/john-carlisle/2016/06/19/detroit-refugees-sudan-michigan/85493352/

This article discusses the challenges families face when resettled in a third-party nation and emphasizes the importance of building welcoming communities. It also serves as a reminder that not all refugees are Syrian or can easily assimilate into the Arab-American community in Metro-Detroit. Recommended by Maggie Rapai.

 

Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe, Syria, and Around the World

VlogBrothers - John Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVV6_1Sef9M

John Green discusses the Syrian refugee crisis and the growing number of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea crossing the sea with the help of smugglers to seek refuge in the European Union. He also discusses the difference between migrants and refugees, the rights of refugees as established by international law, the globalization of all regional crises, and how the death of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi galvanized the world. The video is short but it gives accurate (although slightly outdated) overview of the situation for those looking for an easy way to start thinking about the refugee crisis. Recommended by Maggie Rapai.