Horrific bombings in Syria. Civil war and malnutrition in Yemen. Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar. On Displaced, Grant Gordon and Ravi Gurumurthy from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have in-depth conversations with leading humanitarians and foreign policy makers about the ways that these global crises unfold with a focus on the most innovative ways to respond. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Pulitzer prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen is the guest on this episode of Displaced, and talks to Grant and Ravi about his background, and the traumatic experience of being separated from his parents when he was 4 years old. He goes on to talk about the role of trauma in shaping the lives of refugees, and how that has informed his own work. They discuss the label 'refugee', and the place of refugees in America in this current moment.
This is the last episode of Displaced in season 1. Check out our previous episodes here in the show notes: www.rescue.org/displaced.
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