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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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Support Citizen Diplomacy in Buffalo Niagara

There are many ways for Western New Yorkers to support the citizen diplomacy effort in our region! 


In addition to hosting international visitors in your home, you can assist the International Institute by volunteering or interning with our International Visitor Programs.  Tasks include assisting International Institute with airport meetings, accompanying visitors for cultural or tourist activities, database management, drafting proposals, and itineraries. If you are interested in volunteering or interning, please visit our  Volunteers and Employment Page.


By making a financial contribution or becoming a member of the International Institute, you can support our mission, share in our success, and help us promote international understanding and connections in Western New York.  Please visit the Donations and Membership Section of our website for more information.

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"(Buffalo) really is a lovely city and their people are brave...and so friendly.  Thank you!  We are brothers!"

 -Uruguayan Delegate, 2007

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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