Episode 38: One Life Documentary and the Worldwide Plight of Refugees

CCWA moderated a conversation on the global refugee crisis with Akshay Shah, Producer of the One Life documentary, Patrick Kearns, Executive Director of Refugee Response, and Paul Frankmann, current teacher and former Humanitarian Law Trainer with the American Red Cross. Their perspectives highlighted the plight of refugees and the challenges for the International Community in […]

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How to Build a Refugee Camp

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Global Dialogue Forum  CCWA’s popular How to Build a Refugee Camp event is back for a second time! Paul Frankmann, a former Exploring Humanitarian Law trainer at the American Red Cross, will lead a hands-on workshop exploring humanitarian law and the policies that protect refugees and internally displaced […]

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International Women of Courage

The International Women of Courage Award was established by the U.S. Department of State in 2007 to honor women who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women around the globe. It is the State Department’s only all-female award. Nominated by U.S. embassies and NGOs, the candidates are selected by the State Department […]

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How to Build a Refugee Camp

Paul Frankmann, a former Exploring Humanitarian Law trainer at the American Red Cross, will lead a hands-on training session exploring humanitarian law and the policies that protect refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as how to ethically build the camps that house them. Danielle Drake, Community Relations Manager of US Together, will reinforce the […]

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Refugee Integration Program for European Leaders

In partnership with USAID and World Learning, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is hosting a group of 15 visitors from Europe who are coming to Cleveland to learn best practices for refugee integration. Visitors plan to meet with US Together, Inc., a mutual assistance organization that serves all refugee communities; sit down with representatives from the […]

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Regional Health Challenges: Research and Remedies

The Near East and North Africa face many regional health challenges that require innovative and efficient resources to address them. Among these challenges are the spread of infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and the care of disadvantaged populations, particularly refugees, throughout the region. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be hosting visitors from the Near East and […]

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Vulnerable Populations and Victims’ Assistance

For over 50 years, Colombia was plagued with armed conflict between the government and guerrilla groups. This conflict led to the loss of at least 50,000 lives. For those who have survived this conflict, there is much to be done in terms of progress and rehabilitation. Colombia has an alarming amount of vulnerable populations that […]

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Cleveland State University Presents: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Cleveland’s Response

Cleveland State University’s Office of Civic Engagement invites all to an issue forum on the Syrian refugee crisis and Cleveland’s role in resettling refugees on Friday, February 12 at 4:00PM. This panel discussion will explain Syria’s history leading up to the current crisis, the process of refugee resettlement in Cleveland, firsthand accounts on immigrating to Cleveland, […]

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Film Screening: The Refugees of Shangri-La

On January 14, 2016, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and the Refugee Services Collaborative present a film screening of the documentary The Refugees of Shangri-La. In the shadow of the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan’s lofty ideal of Gross National Happiness hide 107,000 refugees, who were pushed out of their country as their peaceful kingdom […]

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Welcoming Week 2015 Film Screenings

Ohio is one of the top 10 states in the country that resettles refugees – individuals who have fled their native country for fear of prosecution for race, religion, nationality, being part of a social group or political beliefs – and Cleveland is second in the state for helping these people call the area home. […]

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