This section has articles in the popular, trade, and scholarly press that deal with libraries responding to and providing services for refugees in their communities.
Public Libraries Support Refugees-Library Journal
Great discussion of some of the work going on in American libraries to support refugees. While this is not an exhaustive list of the work being done in libraries it does give an indication of the growth of these services and what libraries can and have been doing.
IFLA: Responding! Public Libraries and Refugees
This is a detailed list of refugees services in libraries in the EU. There are lots of interesting things happening in refugees services in Europe and while not all of them are transferable there is a lot of interesting and innovative work going on over there.
Refugees and the Public Library – Public Libraries Online
Excellent overview of work being done and immediate challenges presented by these populations. Strong resource created by PLA.
Refugees Supported by Public Libraries in Europe – Public Libraries Online
Quick look at some of the work being done in Europe in this area. Excellent connection to work happening in the United States. Strong commitment to the issue by PLA.
America is a Dream Country
The Atlantic article details one Syrian refugee family’s experience resettling in Erie, PA, in June 2016. https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2016/08/america-is-a-dream-country/497261/
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) is a project of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS). BRYCS maintains the nation’s largest online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families. Pages can be translated into numerous languages with a single click. The BRYCS web site and clearinghouse …
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“PTSD in Refugees,” Elisa E. Bolton, PhD
Published by the National Center for PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs, this article describes the kinds of traumatic events refugees may experience. Research conducted includes measurement and screening for psychological distress, prevalence of PTSD, research on interventions, and challenges in improving outcomes. The intended audience for this paper is comprised of researchers, service …
‘America is my home, Reflections of a Refugee and Two Immigrants’ talk at Faxon Library
‘America is my home, Reflections of a Refugee and Two Immigrants’ talk at Faxon Library Describes a recent panel hosted by West Hartford, CT’s Faxon Branch Library. The panel was made up of three local immigrants and refugees and focused on their experiences in their home countries and in coming to the US. Local resources …
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Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action
Report from the Women’s Refugee Commission detailing positive practices and ongoing challenges to promote disability inclusion across UNHCR’s and its partners’ work in multiple countries and multiple displacement contexts. The report provides lessons and recommendations for other organizations and the wider humanitarian community on engaging persons with disabilities at all levels of humanitarian work. It …
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Refugees and migrants with disabilities
Refugees and migrants with disabilities is a policy article from the UN Division for Social Policy and Development. Describes the status of refugees and migrants with disabilities, the relative invisibility of these refugees, and the UN’s commitment to meet their needs. Includes resources for further information and research.
Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance
Brochure from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. The brochure details benefits and services for those seeking asylum, including eligibility requirements and expected waiting periods. Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance