refugee crisis

Translators Help Refugees Navigate Strange Lands

As the chief translator for Catholic Relief Services in Serbia, Kemal El Shairy, 28, is on the frontlines of our humanitarian response to the European refugee crisis.

A Ph.D. student in international relations at the University of Belgrade, El Shairy’s days are now spent trying to help people at the heavily trafficked border crossings better understand their legal circumstances and potential next steps.

Syrian Refugees Test Debit Card Aid

For many Americans, debit cards have almost replaced money for everyday purchases.

Now they might do that for thousands of Syrian refugees and Jordanians impacted by the refugee influx.

Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Jordan are providing about 1,800 people with rental assistance through prepaid debit cards in a pilot project to streamline assistance and give new freedom to those who use them.

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