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2015 Holiday Appeal - Beyond Syria
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since last summer all of the United States witnessed the mass migration of Syrian refugees fleeing their brutal civil war. This exodus left many wondering what were the implications for refugee resettlement in the US: http://goo.gl/vbB8GH
 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Survivor Support Services
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Although Domestic Violence occurs at the same rate across all communities. The murder rate is significantly higher among immigrant and refugee women because of the barriers they face in seeking freedom. Read the latest installment of our 2015 Holiday Appeal: http://goo.gl/l7Uho9

 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Cultural Calendar
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether the Chopin Singing Society, Korean Dancers, Ugandan drummers, or the Karen Wrist Tying festival, IIB has been home to newcomer celebrations for more than a century.

 
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

 
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About Us

Established in 1918 to support immigrants who faced exploitation and discrimination in the United States. The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is dedicated to making Western New York a better place for, and because of, refugees and immigrants.

On an average day, we welcome more than 200 people into our building to learn English, get oriented to life in America, acquire job skills, seek refuge from domestic violence, receive interpreting and translation assistance, or learn about cultures, languages and countries around the world.

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In 2007, 7,519 people from all walks of life and many countries around the world benefited directly from International Institute programs and services.



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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