We Asked Asylum-Seeking Kids Forced To Wait In Mexico What They Hoped Their Futures Would Look Like In The US
By Adolofo Flores via Buzzfeed
Children everywhere have hopes and dreams. Flores interviewed children awaiting asylum about their hopes for the future.
Number of Migrants Waiting at the U.S. Border Rises to 40,000
By Elliot Spagat via Time
Americans tend to think migrants at the border are only of Hispanic or Latino descent. This article highlights not only the growing numbers but also forgotten migrant groups at the border, such as Cameroonians.
Mexico warns of ‘deep concern’ for migrants over intimidating armed groups on US border
By Daina Beth Solomon via Reuters
Laws and regulations are not the only difficulty facing people once they reach the border. Armed groups attempt to frighten or extort groups of immigrants. Solomon looks into what is being done to monitor the situation.
We, um, might like tea. A lot. One of our favorite things to do is check out new recipes for finding or enhancing our favorite flavors! Check out this recipe from Divas Can Cook using fresh peaches!
3 large fresh peaches, diced into small slices or cubes
5 cups water, divided (you'll also need more water to fill the pitcher)
2 cups granulated sugar + more if more sweetness is desired
zest of 1 lemon (optional)
2-3 family-size tea bags
In a large saucepan, add peaches, 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and lemon zest if using.
Bring to a light simmer and simmer covered until peaches are soft and the peach skins has lost it's dark peachy color, about 15-20 minutes.
With a potato masher, mash the peaches to release more of the juice and continue simmering for about 10 more minutes.
Strain the peach mixture through a mesh strainer and discard the solids. (You'll have about 3 to 3½ cups of peach syrup) Set aside.
Boil 3 cups of water.
Place tea bags in water and let them steep for about 10-15 minutes and then discard tea bags.
Add tea to a large pitcher, stir in the peach syrup, gradually add in water a cup at a time. (Be sure to taste the mixture as you increase the water until you find your perfect sweetness preference.)
If you find that your tea is not sweet enough add in ½ to ¾ cup of sugar. If it's too sweet increase the water(please note the sweetness will increase as it sits in the fridge)
Refrigerate until cold.
Stir before serving and pour over ice to serve.
Garnish with mint and fresh peach slices if desired.
The 5 biggest refugee myths: debunked
Even well-informed people have misconceptions about any subject, especially one as complicated and multi-faceted as refugee crises. Alexander Court, a marketing communications lead with the World Economic Forum, marked World Humanitarian Day by breaking down the top five myths surrounding refugees.
A storyteller chronicles the mass migrations that define our age
Paul Salopek has been not just working but walking with migrants for almost seven years. He sees their lives, triumphs, and issues at “boot level.” Read about his experiences in his own words.
Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week
After the military-led crack down in August 2017, more than 730,000 Rohingya fled their home state of Rakhine to Bangladesh. Now 3,540 refugees have been cleared to return home, but many are afraid to return. More here.
Pre-planned back to school baskets for teachers? Yes, please!
Berry Excited to Be in Your Class!
Tea: Raspberry Refuge
Treat: Chocolate covered berries
Supplies: Fun Post-it notes
You're a Peachy Keen Teaching Machine!
Tea: Amber Peach
Supplies: Pencils and a fun pencil cup
Prepped for Class Peppermint!
Tea: Peaceful Peppermint
Treat: Gourmet chocolates
Supplies: Chalk and mini-chalkboard
Mix it up and make it your own! What kind of back to school presents are your go-tos?
Rohingya: a member of a Muslim people inhabiting western Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Arakan: the former name of the Rakhine State
Rakhine State: one of Myanmar’s 14 provinces or 7 states; prior to the most recent crisis, most of the Rohingya lived in Rakhine State
Vox’s video covers the basics and shows the long history of the conflict through the use of timelines and photos.
This short video from the UN is a good starting place for those learning about the Rohingya crisis, covering the most basic aspects of the issue.
Chris Scott’s article for Sky news has interviews, history, and pictures of the devastation.
Welcome to RefuTea! I hope you explore the blog for stories about the refugees impacted by RefuTea, blog series on entrepreneurship and tasty tea recipes!