Eye on the world: Praying for the whole human family

In “In Somali diaspora, lessons for refugees—and their host countriesThe Christian Science Monitor reports that “few people know better than Somalis what it is like to rely on the goodwill of countries that are not their own—or how quickly that goodwill can dry up without warning.…  Kenya, which is home to nearly half of Somalia’s 885,000 refugees, …  announced its intention to close the world’s largest refugee camp and begin sending its mostly Somali residents back home.” The Monitor continues, “but as the products of one of the world’s longest and most intractable refugee crises, the Somali diaspora’s experiences may also be useful guides for the people and host countries that come behind them. Particularly as conflicts in places like Syria and South Sudan grow deeper and more tangled, and their refugee populations larger and more sprawled, the experiences of Somalis may become crucial to the world’s understanding of what to do next.”

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