Refugee Resettlement Watch

RRW Weekly Wrap-up (for last week!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 4, 2015

I haven’t posted a weekly wrap-up for a few weeks, so really wanted to do one on Saturday or Sunday, but just never got to it.

My primary reason for wanting to post one now is that we have so many new readers who may not know how to navigate RRW (you will see instructions below) and because I want to apologize for not answering everyone’s e-mails.  It is just me here (no staff, no interns, just me) and now that I’m getting out to speak to groups and meet new people (and do radio interviews) it is hard to research, write and keep up with correspondence in addition to doing my spring farm chores.

So please accept my apologies for not being the greatest correspondent!

Now to the top three posts last week (top daily posts are in the right hand sidebar) so you can see what interests readers the most:

1) Idaho to get an influx of Syrian refugees beginning in October

2) Our Fact Sheet

3) UN wants the West to take in one million refugees over 5 years; Wilders calls it invitation to Jihadist infiltrators

Top ten countries from which readers arrived at RRW in the last week (excluding the US of course):

Canada

UK

Australia

European Union (don’t know why this is separate from individual EU countries)

South Africa

Germany

Sweden

France

Netherlands

New Zealand

For new readers!

Since we get new readers every day, here is my usual spiel with two points I need to continue to make:

First, we do screen our comments (sometimes I don’t get to them right away!) and I don’t post any that threaten any kind of violence or ones filled with foul language.  An occasional expletive might slip in if the comment is otherwise a good one.  You are always free to disagree with our point of view if you follow those two simple rules.

And the other thing I want to mention is about e-mails that come to you every time we post.  They come directly from wordpress to subscribers.  We don’t send out e-mails.  So, if we are posting too much for your e-mail inbox, then just unsubscribe and visit RRW when you have the time I understand completely about too many e-mails!  You might want to simply follow us on twitter or on facebook (below).

This is where you can find information (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 more than 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 337 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

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

If you wish to be notified when we post, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook! (We are no longer posting every story we write at RRW to facebook so as not to overload your facebook feed either.)  We also have some content on facebook that isn’t posted here first, so like us and follow us (I do have a volunteer helper at facebook—Kelly Monroe Kullberg).

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!

Thanks to all of you for following RRW.  The subject is on fire (maybe you have noticed)!

P.S.  I have added two photos of myself to our About page, if you need one for any reason.

 

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