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Gay and Syrian: One refugee’s journey to San Francisco

Apr 16, 2019
Eli Wirtschafter


San Francisco Film Festival's “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” introduces us to four young LGBTQ refugees who came to San Francisco from the Congo, Angola, and Syria. The Syrian man in that film, Subhi Nahas, was taken in by a couple in Oakland when he first arrived. 

New American Story Project / Photos by Ed Ntiri


In 2014, US and Mexican authorities apprehended more than 340,000 people fleeing Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Photo by George Baker


Daphne Matziaraki's film 4.1 Miles captures a day in the life of a Greek Coast Guard Captain whose job is to try to save refugees trying to cross the Aegean Sea. It was featured as a New York Times Op-Doc, won a Student Academy Award, and it’s been nominated for an Oscar in the short documentary category.

Courtesy Edward Miguel

Some scientists are saying that you can’t talk about the global refugee crisis without talking about another crisis: climate change.

Stephan Rebernik

On the Oct 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis.  Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011, 11 million Syrians have sought safety in neighboring countries or within the country. The worsening crisis is getting more attention as hundreds of thousands of people are trying to enter Europe. What is a dignified solution to this crisis? And who should be held accountable for this calamity? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.