Tackling language barriers for refugees

A Syrian girl peeks her head out through a hole in a tent, at a processing center for new refugees at the Bashabshe camp in the town of Ramtha on the Syria-Jordan border, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill/For the New York Times)

Understanding the legal, healthcare, and education systems of a foreign country can be difficult. Throw in a language barrier and it can seem all but impossible. This is something Syrian refugees are becoming very familiar with as they migrate away from Arabic-speaking regions and begin to assimilate to life abroad. These language barriers not only… Continue reading Tackling language barriers for refugees

The World Press Photo winner – promoting violence or not?

The World Press Photo announced the winners of this year’s contest on Monday, and the winning image has created a lot of buzz, both negative and positive. Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici took the powerful photograph mere seconds after the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at a gallery where he was speaking… Continue reading The World Press Photo winner – promoting violence or not?