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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 Refugees

Each year, the President determines how many refugees the United States will accept into the country - the United States is the largest resettlement country in the world. The admissions number of 70,000 is allocated among refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United States.  Read the President's Report to Congress Fiscal Year 2013.

All refugees resettled under this program:

  • are authorized to work in the United States
  • have received security clearance by the FBI and State Department
  • are medically screened by healthcare professionals before arriving in the United States and again upon arrival to Buffalo

Visit our national organization, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, to find out more about

The International Instiute of Buffalo is a member of the Western New York Refugee and Asylee Consortium (WNYRAC). Other resettlement agencies in WNYRAC include:

  • Catholic Charities
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Journey's End Refugee Services

Other useful links to national and international organizations 

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"God bless America. She take care of me."
-Somali refugee Ahmed Hassan, The Buffalo News



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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