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Participants will be educated on what it means to be a refugee living in America today by interacting directly with refugee families through community outreach programs, employment mentoring, and new home refurbishing. The combination of education and interaction will enable participants to shed light on this controversial issue and make human connections.
International Rescue Committee Abilene Texas
hrough a partnership with the Department of State, the IRC assists over 10,000 refugees to resettle in the U.S. every year. IRC staff and volunteers meet refugees at the airport and provide initial housing, furnishings, food, and clothing. Additional services include employment assistance, health and social service referrals, vocational training, English-language classes, and orientation to their new community. The IRC helps refugees to move toward self-sufficiency and integration in 22 U.S. cities.
Take an interactive journey in the life of a refugee. Choose with care as the outcomes are not always the most ideal.
"As EU governments have made it harder to seek refuge in Europe, the flow of refugees fleeing the world's most desperate conflicts is increasing. We invite you to make the choices real refugees have to make and find out what it's really like to look for safety in Fortress Europe"
Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal
The United States has launched a program to resettle tens of thousands of Bhutanese refugees from refugee camps in Nepal. The refugees, almost all ethnic Nepalis from southern Bhutan, have been living in camps in eastern Nepal since they were expelled from their homes in Bhutan more than 16 years ago. The refugees are unable to return to Bhutan or to settle perma- nently in Nepal.
Congolese Refugees: A Protracted Situation
As of 1 January 20141, almost half a million refugees had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) making the DRC refugee population the sixth largest in the world. Various conflicts since the 1960’s have created Congolese refugees, and refugees from the DRC now represent 18 per cent of the total refugee population in Africa.
Refugee Families From Iraq
This backgrounder provides general cultural information,
while recognizing that every family is unique and that cultural practices will vary by household and by generation. Several Iraqi community leaders were interviewed for this backgrounder. While this resource provides general information, it is best to get to know each family and learn their unique characteristics; whenever possible, ask members of the community about dif ferent cultural practices.
US Refugee Admissions Program
An overview of built-in security safeguards for refugee resettlement.
Here is a step-by-step overview of refugee processing:
Refugee Council USA
Background: United States Resettlement Program (USRP)