Tag Archives: Refugee Resettlement

On Human Rights Day, San Diegans Rally For Refugee Rights

By Megan Burks Human Rights Day was Thursday, and hundreds of San Diegans seized the opportunity to draw attention to the contributions and needs of refugees in the region. The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans organized a 5 p.m. rally … Continue reading

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The AjA Project to Confront Migrant Debate With Airport Mural

The AjA Project interviews and photographs a refugee woman living in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego in this undated photo. | Photo Courtesy of The AjA Project By Megan Burks With the fatal terrorist attack in San Bernardino … Continue reading

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A Look at How San Diego Resettles Refugees as Syrian Crisis Continues

By Patty Lane, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico As European Union ministers hold emergency talks Monday on the migration crisis, the search for a new home remains a big question for millions of Syrians who are fleeing from their war-torn … Continue reading

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Syrians Could Soon Be Next Refugee Group to Call San Diego Home

A line of Syrian refugee women, some carrying children, cross into Jordan from southern Syria. The outflow this year has been staggering. | Photo Credit: UN Refugee Agency By Megan Burks The U.S. State Department announced this week it will … Continue reading

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How the Fall of Saigon Made City Heights a Refugee Hub

Some 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through Camp Pendleton in the months following the fall of Saigon. The size and duration of the crisis caused a shift in the way the United States approached resettlement, and paved the path for Burmese, … Continue reading

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More Refugee Girls Are College Bound, Flipping the Cultural Script

Refugee children participate in an after-school tutoring program at the Somali Bantu Association of America in City Heights. The Somali Bantu ethnic minority group came to the United States more recently than Somalis who traveled here in the 1990s. Because … Continue reading

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Photos: Scenes From World Refugee Day

Karen youth perform a traditional bamboo dance during the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park on June 21, 2014. | Photo Credit: Famo Musa, The AjA Project San Diego marked World Refugee Day on Saturday in Balboa Park. Organized … Continue reading

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To Mark World Refugee Day, San Diego Refugee Lobbies Congress for More Resettlement Dollars

Ahead of World Refugee Day, one San Diego refugee is lobbying Congress for more resettlement dollars. Sedrick Murhula Ntwali says local refugees need more help when it comes to housing, job opportunities and integration into a new society. | Video … Continue reading

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Refugee Experience Drives Nile Sisters

The Nile Sisters Development Initiative includes Lula Bom, Yu Yu Khaing, Nancy Martey and founder Elizabeth Lou. | Photo Credit: Adam Ward By Adam Ward Elizabeth Lou, founder of Nile Sisters Development Initiative, arrived in the United States in 1999 … Continue reading

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Experiencia de los Refugiados es la Inspiración de Nile Sisters

La Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Nile Sisters incluye Lula Bom, Yu Yu Khaing, Nancy Martey y a la fundadora Elizabeth Lou. | Photo por Adam Ward Por Adam Ward Elizabeth Lou, fundadora de la Iniciativa para el Desarrollo Nile Sisters … Continue reading

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