Jackie sits down with Firas Al-Khateeb, a communication and public information officer with the UNHCR in Iraq. They talk about the role of the UNHCR in the refugee crisis, the current state of displacement in Iraq, and the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the country. They also talk ways peopl
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Jackie sits down with Firas Al-Khateeb, a communication and public information officer with the UNHCR in Iraq. They talk about the role of the UNHCR in the refugee crisis, the current state of displacement in Iraq, and the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the country. They also talk ways people in America can help refugees around the world and even practice a bit of Arabic!
Websites mentioned in this episode (featuring goods made by refugees!!!):
Preemptive Love Shop: https://preemptivelove.shop
In addition to these groups, many refugees around the US and the world also have small businesses making artisan items like these or other products and services! We encourage listeners to research refugee enterprises in their area and shop with them. Reach out to us if you are interested in learning more!
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Opening Track: Ketsa - Where We Are (http://bit.ly/2nKJWaW) Closing Track: Above and Below - Never Forget (http://bit.ly/2nNfw7Q)
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