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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 2013 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



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2015 Holiday Appeal - Akili's Story
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Akili and his wife Reny fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008. After a 1,300 mile journey and six years in a refugee camp, they're building a new life in Buffalo: http://goo.gl/EfYNms

IIB's End of the year Appeal
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Are you interested in making an end of the year gift to the International Institute of Buffalo? Click HERE to read our work to bring the Welcoming
Fourth Installment of our Annual Appeal
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

When Ibrahim and his family came to the United States, they did not anticipate being thrown into the healthcare system. IIB was there to help.

Map for Adventurous Eaters Now on Sale!
Monday, December 15, 2014

More than 80 International Restaurants and Markets Included!

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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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