IDHA Alumnus Speaks on Importance of Family to Refugees

Samuel McManus serves as a doctor at a clinic for refugees in Oslo, Norway

An article written by IDHA alumnus Samuel McManus was recently featured in the Irish Times. In the piece, entitled “As emigrants, we have different ways of creating ‘home’”, McManus relates his observations of the patients he sees working as a doctor at a clinic for refugees in Oslo, Norway to his own experiences as an immigrant from Ireland.

McManus hones in on the the notion that family helps dissipate feelings of displacement among refugees who are unused their new environs. “But for those who manage to be reunited with their families, they immediately bring the consolations of home to this strange northern land.”, McManus writes.

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