Refugee matters

Resources for Refugees

photo by Steve Evans via 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

photo by Steve Evans via 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

World Refugee Day celebration – June 18

The United Nations has marked June 20th as World Refugee Day – a day that people can honor the strength, spirit and courage of millions of refugees worldwide. It is a day to recognize the contributions of refugees in their communities and to raise awareness of their struggles.

Here in Raleigh, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, along with Lutheran Services, is sponsoring a World Refugee fair on Saturday, June 18th .  

Click on this flyer for details: World Refugee Day celebration – Raleigh, NC:  Saturday, June 18

 

Welcome to North Carolina (documentary film) 

By Flickr.com user “MrTinDC” (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/) [CC BY 2.0]

By Flickr.com user “MrTinDC” (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/) [CC BY 2.0]

(June 2016)

This short (22 minute) documentary follows an Iranian couple and their two children who had to flee Baghdad and came to live in Raleigh, NC.   The film shows the refugee resettlement process in the United States and the difficulties that many immigrants and refugees face.

Click here to watch: WRAL Documentary 

 

Refugees caught between Bhutan and Nepal 

By Alemaugil [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Alemaugil [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This is a well-done article about Bhutanese refugees. It includes photos showing their refugee camps, the resettlement process, and the refugees beginning their new lives in the United States:

Bhutanese refugees (article): “My Country is My Family: Resettling Bhutan’s Refugees”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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