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On World Refugee Day: Portraits of Resettlement and Unsettlement from Nepal

By Gloriana Sojo with contributions from Megha Rimal and Deepan Acahrya The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) designated June 20 World Refugee Day: the day the world celebrates ‘the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees’. Much of what we know and see of refugees concerns their initial displacement in the midst […]

World Refugee Day 2013: Moving beyond trauma, honoring resilience

Contemporary public discourses of “the refugee” conjure images of sprawling, squalid camps, of huddled passengers on flimsy boats, of malnourished bodies and hollow eyes. Everyone knows “the refugee” is dispossessed and disempowered, trapped  in limbo and confined to the margins of the global system of nation-states. But today we are celebrating World Refugee Day, and […]