From Understanding to Action: UNA-SHU Raises Funds for Refugees

As the UNA-USA chapter on Seton Hall’s campus continues to grow and advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, the club has shifted its focus from education about the SDGs to implementation. In comparison to last year’s United Nations Day celebration with Dr. Martin Edwards’s SDG Teach-In event, this year’s event was focused on UNA-SHU coming together as a chapter to do something tangible for refugees in New Jersey.

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FOCUS on Art and Global Issues: Refugees

As more outlets open to express the growing international struggle of refugees, the world will gain a larger platform to talk about the issue and strategize how to return these individuals to their homes. Art has given a voice to these individuals and shown the world that while circumstances are bad, hope is not lost.

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Refugees Attempt to Reach US Through Central America

According to migration expert Shaina Aber, policy director for the National Advocacy Office of the Jesuit Conference of the U.S. and Canada, “There has always been a small but substantial number of ‘extraterritorial refugees’ from Africa and Asia making their way along Latin America’s established migrant trail. You can track the various refugee crises in the world by who starts showing up.”

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