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Our new fund will take a refugee client ice skating, to the botanical garden, the zoo, a museum, to Niagara Falls. Come along!



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Welcome to the International Institute of Buffalo!

Since 1918...The IIB seeks to strengthen Western New York by assisting refugees and immigrants to become independent, informed and contributing members of the community, and by promoting and supporting cultural competence, multiculturalism and global connectedness throughout the region.

In 2012 the countries we resettled refugees from included Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Iraq and Iran.

To find out how we might be able to help you, or how you can help us serve others please explore our website or Facebook and Twitter pages for constantly changing pictures, news and announcements. To find our E-News letters visit our blog at Wordpress

 Buffalo Without Borders 2014 is fast approaching. Last year's event sold out, so be sure to reserve your tickets early. Click on the link below to purchase tickets today!

To learn more about the International Institute, join us for an IIB Mission Tour. See the schedule below for upcoming tour dates and times. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot now!





IIB's Welcome to Buffalo Fund Launched on #GivingTuesday
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thank you Buffalo Rising for picking it up immediately! Skating party for refugees and volunteers on Dec. 20 is fully funded! The Welcome to Buffalo Fund has been established to provide stipends for refugee outings in our great city. Government grants cover the basics of resettlement, but nothing to introduce our newest neighbors to what makes Buffalo special. You can do something about it

SURMET Corp Employs Highly Skilled, IIB Trained Refugees
Monday, December 2, 2013

Job placement through agencies helps newcomers better themselves, build on diversity.The Buffalo News.

Human Trafficking: Stories of Survival
Monday, November 25, 2013

IIB victim services director Amy Fleischauer explains the prevalence of trafficking in WNY and what's being done to end it in this WIVB TV news story.

IIB Fundraiser Success: Keeping it Fresh
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The IIB found a few ways to make sure its Buffalo Without Borders event remained fresh this year - and more importantly brought in more money. Story in Buffalo Business First.

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The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is to assist immigrants, refugees, their families, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community, and to increase global understanding and international connections in Western New York.
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