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In the Sea There Are Crocodiles: About migrants and refugees

Resources to enrich and support reading of Castleton University's 2015 FYS Summer Reading Book, In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda

Relevant CQ Researcher reports

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Rescuing Children: Is the Global Community Doing Enough (2009)

Europe's Immigration Turmoil: Is Europe Becoming Intolerant of Foreigners (2010)

Children in Crisis: Are Rich Nations Doing Enough to Help? (2001)

Assisting Refugees has some helpful background on the history of aid to refugees and the role of the United Nations. (1997)

The Global Refugee Crisis (1999)

Culture profiles

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center has many resources for refugees and people who assist them, including About Refugees.  See Refugee Backgrounders for some refugee groups in the U.S., including Afghans (pdf) and Muslim Refugees (pdf)

U.S government services for refugees

The United States Office of Refugee Resettlement is part of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services

Posts U.S. Refugee Arrival Data year by year, by country of origin and state of initial resettlement

Unaccompanied Children's Services from the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Office of Administration for Children and Families.  You can read the ORR Guide to Children Entering the United States Unaccompanied, a summary of ORR policies for the placement, release and care of unaccompanied children in ORR custody.

More maps

A simulation

A simulation (game) from UNHCR for students to experience some of what it's like to be a refugee. Click on the image to open it in a new tab.

Road to Refuge

BBC Report on refugees includes a slideshow "50 Years of Refugees." Click on the image to open in a new window.

About current migration crisis

Irregular Migration by Sea:  Frequently Asked Questions
from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

About child refugees/migrants

United Nations High Commission on Refugees->Who We Serve->


Document:  UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Multimedia materials from UNICEF:

Central Mediterranean Migrant Route

Refugees in the U.S.

Refugees entry
from New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965
Explains what a refugee is and the history of refugees in the U.S.
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Lost Boys of Sudan

To help understand the experience of the Lost Boys of Sudan here's a short video from KTEH-TV


Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis (24:43)
Documentary video from the New York Times

"From Central America, thousands of children fleeing poverty and danger make multiple attempts to reach the United States despite increased efforts by Mexico to turn them back."


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Immigration and emigration news from the New York Times

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Relevant reference resources

Click on the title to access the book online.  Subscription resources (log-in required for off-campus access).

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