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The HRC, a prominent global platform that collects, discusses, and shares career opportunities in the field of human rights has ranked DePaul's Refugee and Forced Migration Studies program as one of the top 5 Masters in Forced Migration and Displacement in the world. Click here for the complete ranking.
DePaul Sanctuary student group members, along with their faculty advisor and director of the RFMS program, Kathleen Arnold, created a mentorship program to offer Afghan refugee students joining DePaul with support and friendship.
Several current RFMS students work with resettlement agencies in Chicago, and have helped DePaul Sanctuary collect donated clothing and food for the new students. Read more about the efforts to resettle these new DePaul students here.
We are proud to announce that alumnus Tessa Fixen-Lavdiotis, Program Officer at Field Ready, has contributed to a
chapter of the book "Managing
Humanitarian Innovation". Some of the topics treated by the book give insight on issues presented in our Humanitarian
Supply Chain class. If you are interested, you can find more information
on the book and a free sample of the chapter here: https://www.fieldready.org/book
author of “Berlin Calling: A Story
of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin," writes
about how Germany has been trying to quickly integrate into its economy
the ever-growing number of immigrants it welcomes every year. Our
partner, Kiron University, is mentioned as one of the innovators that help refugees enter higher education. Click here to read more.
We are happy to announce that RFMS alumnus Addisalem Agegnehu accepted
a position with the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago as the
Match Grant Case Manager. Her role is to ensure that newly resettled
refugees are employed and self-sufficient. ECAC is currently looking for
volunteers: to find out more visit their website or email Addisalem Agegnehu.
The Rohingya Awareness Event was organized thanks to our first year students Bao Thao and Emily Fleitz, who partnered with Dr. Imran Akbar from the RCC and Abdul Jabbar-Amanullah and Nasir Zakaria from the Rohingya Culture Center to give us a glimpse into the largest current refugee settlement in the world. The speakers offered us a crude picture of some of the health and security risks that the Rohingya minority have been exposed to for about two decades.