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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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What You Can Do

  • Read about human trafficking
  • Contact IIB staff to schedule a presentation on human trafficking, and its impact on Western New York, for your agency, business, club, or group.  
  • Check out the Freedom Network's website for a great list of resources.
  • Spread the word! Tell your friends, family, & colleagues what you've learned.
  • Keep your eyes open.  Although it is difficult to ID victims of human trafficking at first glance, there are some trusted red flags.
  • If you see something suspicious, report it. Trust your gut. You do not have to be certain that it is trafficking. All you need to think is, "Something seems off here."  Tips often lead to full investigations.
  • To report a suspicious situation, one that might possibly be human trafficking, contact IIB's Victim Services Department at (716) 883-1900 ext. 304 or email us.  You can also contact the Erie County Sheriff's Department at (716) 858-3281; or the National Trafficking Tipline at 1-866-US-TIPLINE (English) or 1-888-80-AYUDA (Spanish).

You can also join us in our mission by making a financial or goods donation!

  • Financial Contributions: Financial contributions can be made securely through our website, or by emailing us.  When speaking with us, please be sure to let us know that you want to donate to our Victim Services Department.
  • Doantions of Items: To donate household goods that will help our trafficking clients start their new lives, email our staff.
  • Potential volunteers can learn more about the opportunities at IIB on our Volunteer Page.  You can also contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Tufte at volunteers@iibuff.org
  • IIB conducts four anti-trafficking subcommittees in the following counties: Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genessee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming.  To find out more about the subcommittees, including meeting times & agendas, email us or call us at (716) 883-1900 ext. 312.
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"The talk on human trafficking was excellent. The topic needs far greater awareness than it currently receives."
- Anne Conable, Director of Museum Experience, Buffalo Museum of Science

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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