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thinksquad:

The number of Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations has topped three million — but only approximately 5,000 refugees, or 0.16% of those registered, have been resettled in countries beyond Syria’s neighbors, according to Oxfam, a humanitarian organization.

“The fact that 3 million Syrians are now refugees is just part of the picture of human suffering,” said Andy Baker, head of Oxfam’s Syria team in a statement. “With 10.8 million more people needing help inside Syria and indiscriminate attacks on civilians claiming more lives each week, more and more families will be forced to seek sanctuary.”

Almost one in every two Syrians has been forced to flee their homes since fighting erupted in 2011, according to a U.N. report released Friday. The Syrian operation is now the U.N.’s largest in it’s 64 years of existence, while an estimated 6.5 million people have been displaced inside Syria as well, according to the U.N.

The majority of Syrians have fled to neighboring countries like Lebanon — where there are now 1.17 million Syrian refugees. Turkey has taken in 830,000 Syrians while Jordan has taken in 613,000, according to the U.N. Around 215,000 more Syrians have registered as refugees in Iraq and Egypt, while an unknown more have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamberger/the-us-has-taken-in-fewer-than-200-syrian-refugees-in-three#32tdaru

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tigersdrinktea:

“Blow minds, not dudes” 

Actually you can do both! What a concept! That women can be intelligent as well as sexually active! And we don’t live in the goddamn 18th century and women don’t have to be pure little virgin housewives if they don’t want to! Oh my gosh!

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ghanailoveyou:

Marisa Schwartz: Loud Silence Media in Ghana

Marisa Schwartz is co-founder of Loud Silence Media, a documentary production house based in Accra, Ghana in 2012.

The group aims to document Ghanaian modernity, traditionalism, journalism and the politics immigration abroad. It also seeks to tell the stories of ordinary people, setting the stage for a new understanding about the role of media in Ghana.

"I’ve had the opportunity to work in the Ghanaian media industry for the last four years, in radio, print, and television journalism. While media in Ghana is mostly free and fair, there are prominent imbalances. Imbalance is something quite common in contemporary Ghana, a country wrestling with all its strength to accept modern technology and global customs while holding on to traditional beliefs and even managing to incorporate the two. Ghana’s imbalance in media mostly leans towards the heavy-hitter: politics. Politics dominates the air waves, newsstands, TV satellites, modems, and mobile connections. This is all good and informative, yet dangerous because it gives politicians and affluent members of society the opportunity to spread lies to millions of people. Sometimes they tell the truth, but sometimes they lie and there are few ways to check facts. The amount of political coverage is overwhelming and people tend to blindly believe what they hear on the news. Some journalistic efforts are fantastic, but others feel like the reporter is simply doing what he thinks media is supposed to be, rather than creative or investigative reporting." - Marisa Schwartz