Remember this…

Remember this…

I love watching children explore new things; new sports, new books, new environments. These children were discovering hula-hoops for the first time. Children deserve this type of freedom. These little joys. Over 50% of the world’s refugees are children. Remember...
Pink bunnies

Pink bunnies

Somali refugee children often have not known a life outside of a refugee camp unless another country accepts them in their borders. The children almost always understand that they have been given an opportunity if they are selected. They quickly learn to find that...
Is war a humanitarian act?

Is war a humanitarian act?

This week was stunning to us at RAIN. We have been in the field working with refugees for decades and no one really noticed or cared, or if they did they were either embarrassed because they were unsure who refugees were, annoyed that we aren’t spending more...
When respect is more important than money

When respect is more important than money

Growing up in South Dakota, I wasn’t exactly exposed to a large ethnically diverse world.  Yet, as an adult I found my place inside a refugee resettlement agency.  I don’t think I was supposed to work out.  My older white male boss most likely hired me to run the...