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Global Mom: Expat Women Understand the Need to Help Refugees

A globe-trotting writer and mother describes how she became involved in the cause of helping refugees, documenting their experiences to give them a voice.
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Paris Attacks: A French Police Officer’s View

In the aftermath of the recent attacks on Paris, Christophe Gadenne, a former French police officer and currently a security consultant, shares some insights into the battle against criminals from the perspective of local law enforcement officers.
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Girl Scouts in Paris: Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

The Paris chapter of the Girl Scouts is a fun way for girls to connect with each other and their community to help make the world a better place.
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SOS HELP: A Hotline in Paris in Need of Your Help

Sometimes the most exciting places in the world can be the most daunting, especially if you’re facing the new challenges alone. Without the support of family or friends, the pressure of figuring everything out can lead to anxiety and even depression. Did you know there is a telephone hotline in Paris that you can call to talk to someone?
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Plant a Tree This Christmas as a Gift to Future Generations

1 Heart 1 Tree. Find it in your heart to plant one tree and watch it grow over the next three years in a reforestation program in the Amazon forest, Asia or Africa. Plant a tree for yourself, your friends and family as a gesture of love for future generations to come.
Young refugee boy arrives in Greece. Photo: UNHCR/Socrates Baltagiannis

Refugees in Need: How We Can Help in Paris

Looking for a concrete way to help people in need, including refugees in Paris? Why not donate your gently used, unwanted clothing and shoes to the Centre Corot?
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Don’t Shut Doors to Refugees Once We Open Them

Should we aid the growing millions of our displaced and distressed brothers and sisters? If so, how? Who, as winter encases this saga in ice, should generate the needed human heat that could save the exiled? And how can we keep our and others’ hearts from freezing over with fear or suspicion...
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COP 21 People Power: 10 Ways to Join the Climate Conversation

Want to join the climate conversations taking place during COP 21, which kicks off in Paris next week, but you're not a world leader? Here are 10 ways we average citizens in Paris and anywhere can and should get involved.
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The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.
refugee camp in northern France

Expat Women in Paris Wade into the Heart of the Jungle to Help Refugees

For the past few months, a small group of women have been driving from Paris to northern France and Germany with carloads filled with blankets, clothing and food. They leave the comfort of their own homes behind in search of broken families in need of immediate assistance. INSPIRELLE spoke with Kelly, Reema and Carina after their latest road trip to northern France, where refugee children and adults are struggling in dire, freezing conditions.