Tag Archives: Refugees

Refugee Families Forced To Move; Too Many Living In Their Apartments

Saadia Hamdard sits on the couch in her family’s two-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, Aug. 1, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   Three large refugee families that a local nonprofit helped resettle at an El Cajon apartment complex are being asked … Continue reading

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Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

Daliya Ali’s oldest son looks up from peeking into the refrigerator in his family’s two-bedroom El Cajon apartment, July 25, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   The inside of Mostafa Inezan’s two-bedroom apartment in El Cajon was a standard white-walled, brown-carpeted … Continue reading

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Early Study Results Show High Rates Of Anxiety Among Syrian Refugee Kids

Parents pick up their children at Naranca Elementary in El Cajon, Oct. 5, 2016. The school is one of many in the San Diego suburb that has received an influx of Syrian refugees. By Tarryn Mento Syrian refugee children arriving … Continue reading

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California Counts: Mobilizing The State’s Refugee Voters

Mariam Ali, a Somali refugee who lives in San Diego’s Teralta neighborhood, pours olive oil into a pot for alfredo sauce, Feb. 26, 2016. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks People up and … Continue reading

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San Diego Immigrants’ Cookbook Makes Traditional Meals Healthier

From left to right Nadia Atef, Fatima Ahmed, Thitina Shita and Amina Sheik Mohamed are pictured in this undated photo. They are some of the contributors to a new cookbook, “Around the World at the Farmer’s Market.” | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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Rally Shows Support For Muslim Women

A speaker addresses the crowd at a rally in solidarity with Muslim woman at Balboa Park, Jan. 18. 2016. | Photo Credit: Andrew Bowen By Andrew Bowen About 400 people attended a rally in Balboa Park on Monday to show … Continue reading

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Karen Refugees In City Heights Celebrate Their New Year

By Claire Trageser Refugees from a Burmese ethnic minority group gathered in San Diego this weekend for a new year’s celebration. It also gave them a chance to discuss the news from their home country. About 2,000 Karen refugees have … Continue reading

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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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East African Girl Scouts Learn Heritage, Female Leadership

Girl Scouts have gotten a lot more diverse since the first troop formed in 1912 Georgia — especially in San Diego. | Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks It’s a Monday evening in City … Continue reading

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