Refugees

Agencies and Advocates Call for Restoration of Funds to "Unemployed Parents"

In a letter delivered this morning to members of the House-Senate budget conference committee,  thirty-four New Hampshire advocacy and human service organizations called for restoration of funds for the Unemployed Parents (UP) Program, which provides direct assistance and employment training to more than 250 families in which both parents are unemployed or under-employed.

An African Immigrant’s Story

By Mara Davidson, AFSC Iowa Intern, April 5, 2011

Today a father and daughter came into AFSC Iowa. For the purposes of this interview, they wished to remain anonymous. Both came from Africa to America as refugees over five years ago.

Libyan refugees

Libyan refugees

Libyan refugees arriving at the Libya–Tunisia border after fleeing the 2011 Libyan conflict.

The World and War: Conflict and its Consequences

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:00pm - Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 1:30pm

To register for the Engaged Citizen Conference, go to:

http://drake.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aagsA0FlP32bThO

Friday, March 4: 7–9 p.m.
Saturday, March 5: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

All are welcome.

Friday evening

The conference will focus on the testimonials of six individuals who are refugees from different societies wrenched with conflict. We will hear their stories, the struggles they faced and how they survived.

Share Your Crafts, Share Your Story

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

AFSC, in partnership with African Service Coalition (ASC) and Avalon Community Center, would like for you to join women from around Greensboro in a time of sharing and fellowship. This is an opportunity to not only create crafts but create connections with some of the women who might have received a Refugee Welcome kit through the Humanitarian Response Program. Come and meet the families that we are welcoming to our community.

 

Using Soccer to Build Peace and Harmony

The Dayton Refugee Justice program took advantage of the World Cup-induced soccer fever to sponsor a unique event: The Umoja Afrika Cup tournament on June 12, 2010.

More than 50 young people from Burundi, Kenya and Senegal participated in a round robin style tournament, buoyed by sheer excitement and unfazed by rain, reported Migwe Kimemia, program director. “The Burundian refugees were extremely excited as this was their first such experience since they arrived in Dayton about two years ago,“ he said. “It got even more exciting after they upset the Kenyan team by 7 goals to 2.”

Umjoa Afrika Cup Team Picture

Team picture.

Refugees from Kenya, Burundi, and Senegal enjoyed a friendly soccer tournament in Dayton, OH.

Somali Youth display their stories for World Refugee Day

During the commemoration of the World Refuge Day, some Somali and Ethiopian youth were sponsored by AFSC to exhibit pieces of their photography, creative projects and cultural dances in Nairobi. The groups travelled long distances from Daadab refugee camp and from the Ogaden region of Ethiopia to share in Kenya’s capital, a regional hub.

Umoja Afrika Cup 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Come out to Thomas A Cloud Park, and watch teams from Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria, and Sudan complete in the 2010 Umoja Afrika Cup.  This tournament will help foster unity between African refugee communities in the Greater Dayton Area.

Please come out and support the teams, and enjoy an afternoon of community building.

Download and share the flyer below in your community.

Umoja Afrika Cup 2010 Flyer

Please download, print, and circulate this flyer in your community.

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