Refugee Resettlement Watch

Weekly wrap-up December 19th

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 19, 2014

I hadn’t planned to do a wrap-up for a week where posting was light while I worked on a bigger project, but because one post this past week could end up being the post of the year, I figured I needed to mention it!  Thousands and thousands of readers clicked on this post from last Friday:  So where might those Syrians be going?

And, I hope that means that at least some of you read to the end of that post and called your local resettlement contractor to ask if Syrians were coming to your city.

The number two post was no surprise (given the number one post).   Readers from Europe make up a growing share of our readers, so number three is no surprise either.  Here are the top three posts of the week (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar):

1.  So where might those Syrians be going?

2.  Here they come! State Department announces that 9,000 Syrians are on the way to the US

3.  UN blasts Sweden for “Afrophobia”

For all of you who have sent me story ideas over the last week, I hope to start catching up with those today and continue up until Christmas Eve now that my project is behind me.

To see the usual top ten countries, visit our blogging category to see past weekly updates.  But, we are excited to report that we have a new country that broke into the top ten this week—welcome Czech Republic!

***Update*** Maybe this is why we are getting so many readers from the Czech Republic!

Because of the Islamic terror attack by a “refugee” in Australia this week, our Australian readers were here in force.

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel.

This is where you can find information if you are arriving here at RRW for the first time (in addition to our fact sheet). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

Readers from Europe should search for key words ‘Invasion of Europe’ for all of our many posts on the migration crisis on the Continent.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 309 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

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And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

3 Responses to “Weekly wrap-up December 19th”

  1. […] Weekly wrap-up December 19th December 19, 2014 […]

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  2. FatherJon said

    And all the best to you, Ann, for 2015. We have all appreciated the sterling work you’ve done maintaining a vigil on some of the significant influences that shape all our lives. May your good work continue next year.
    FatherJon

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