It can be difficult to keep up with causes which are close to your heart. Here are a few handpicked articles about refugees to keep you up to date with the latest news.
Burundian refugees in Tanzania pushed to return
The Burundian and Tanzanian government are encouraging to Burundian refugees to return to their country.
In other news: Read more about the Burundi refugees here.
What's the difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker?
Words have power, and as such it is important to use words wisely and intentionally. Amnesty International's article breaks down the differences between 10 commonly used terms in reference to the refugee community.
In other news: Amnesty International has great resources for all things related to multiple social causes. They are a particularly great source for teaching children about refugees from around the world.
A Kenan Art Camp Where Refugee Kids Can Find Fun and Healing
We love to see people helping people, especially when it involves creativity! Young refugees in Durham, North Carolina, utilize art therapy connect to themselves and others around them!
In other news: Art for Refugees in Transition (A.R.T.) has been using art therapy in refugee camps since 1999! Learn more here.
RefuTea is so glad to have a great team of interns this summer! Check out their fun facts and keep an eye out for their great work on our blog, Instagram, and more!
Hometown: Jos, Nigeria
Hobbies: Reading, Sleeping, Photography
School and major: Calvin College - Writing Major
Plans after school: Writing professionally
How did you find out about RefuTea?: Through a friend on Instagram
What do you like best about RefuTea?: It's doing business for a good cause.
If you were going to throw a tea party, what would the theme be?: Mad Hatter's Tea Party like Alice in Wonderland
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hobbies:Writing, Reading, Listening to Music, and watching movies
School and major: Grand Valley State University - Writing Major
Plans after school: Get an apartment near downtown Grand Rapids and pay off my student loans
How did you find out about RefuTea?:I found out about RefuTea through a friend who threw a tea party at Grand Valley.
What do you like best about RefuTea?: What I like about RefuTea is that it aims to help refugees in need, and of course I love tea!
Favorite tea from RefuTea?: Cranberry Cheer
If you were going to throw a tea party, what would the theme be?: Tea with Pirates because I love Pirates of the Caribbean!
Emily Grace Gill
Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Hobbies: Spending time with my dog, watching movies with my family and friends, and doing various crafts
School and major: B.A. in Mass Communication from Winthrop University in 2017
Game plan: Keep up my writing skills while working in my current marketing job!
How did you find out about RefuTea?: I started following RefuTea after meeting our founder's sister while studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain!
What do you like best about RefuTea?: I love Autumn's mission of owning a brick and mortar store which employs refugees. I'm so impressed with the follow through and how she ensures RefuTea does all it can to achieve its other goals on the way to the ultimate goal.
Favorite tea from RefuTea?: Amber Peach!
If you were going to throw a tea party, what would the theme be?: When I was a child, a lady threw a Teddy Bear Tea Party at her Southern mansion. I'm fresh out of mansions, but I'd love to throw a Teddy Bear Tea Party for some of the kids I know!
Anna was unable to provide her info at this time. Keep an eye out for her work!
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