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25828
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Civil war and genocide have driven thousands of Sudanese people from their homes. Sudan signed a new peace treaty, but refugees are still unsure whether it is safe to return to their villages. UNC researchers are working with Sudanese communities to bring families together and to develop communication networks with political leaders.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 1, Fall 2006, p14-16, il, por Periodical Website
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27146
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HB 1086, the Refugee Resettlement Act, would allow local governments to request a moratorium on new refugees by passing a simple resolution stating that resettling refugees into their area would be bad. That request would then be forwarded to the North Carolina Refugee Assistance Program and federal level.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 20, May 2016, p6-7 Periodical Website
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27896
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Garner resident Mariak Chuor is telling the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Chuor was a child solider and refugee in Sudan. Chuor tells his story of hardship from his childhood in Sudan and explains why he is writing his book. He wants to write the book to help educate others and so the situation in Sudan never repeats itself again.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 13, March 2010, p16-19 Periodical Website
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28323
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Carrboro’s Burmese refugees recently formed the Burma Action Committee. The group hopes to pressure US lawmakers to support action against the military regime in Myanmar who are displaying violence against protesters. The history of fight for democracy in Burma/Myanmar is detailed along with comments from the members of Carrboro’s community who are still fighting for democracy in their home country.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 43, October 2007, p4 Periodical Website
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28595
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President Donald Trump’s travel ban has had an effect on the refugee community in Charlotte. A family of six from Homs in Syria fled the country but was stranded at the airport after the first travel ban went into effect. The Osama and his family eventually made it to Charlotte and they describe the anxiety and problems that came with the travel ban. Despite the problems, Osama is positive about the future and the opportunities he and his family will find in America.
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28596
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A photoessay depicts four families at different stages in their transition from refugee to American citizen or resident. Hari Dhimal from Bhutan, Muwafak and his family from Syria, the A. Family from Syria, and the K. Family from Iraq all describe their transition and their lives in America.
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28751
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President Trump’s recent executive order suspends all refugee admissions to the United States for 120 days. Most of the prohibited refugees are citizens of majority-Muslim countries, such as Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. The implications are uncertain for the refugees who have already settled in North Carolina.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 3, Feb 2017, p9-11, il, por Periodical Website
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28949
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Hours before a federal judge halted President Donald Trump’s refugee ban Saturday, thousands gathered in Raleigh to protest in a rally. Speakers who addressed the crowd talked about a number of issues surrounding current policies, ethnicity and race.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 4, Feb 2017, p8, por Periodical Website
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More than six thousand pastors have signed a letter to President Donald Trump supporting the country’s refugee resettlement program, including almost twenty from North Carolina. Supporters say that loving one’s neighbor and welcoming the stranger are key tenets of Christianity. Durham’s Hope Valley Baptist Church and other volunteers have converted spaces into short-term housing and become mentors for refugees.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p24-25, por Periodical Website
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28986
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Refugee Community Partnership (RCP), a grassroots advocacy organization in Carrboro, helps facilitate legal assistance for refugees. Andrea Eisen, RCP's cofounder, says the only way to provide these refugees all that they need is a grassroots movement to accomplish things like an increased minimum wage and investment in affordable housing.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p32-33, por Periodical Website
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Gail Phares is the Triangle-based cofounder of the Raleigh-based organization Witness for Peace Southeast, which advocates for peace, justice, and sustainable economies in Latin America. In the 1980s, Phares was active in the sanctuary movement, when communities of faith harbored and supported undocumented refugees.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 10, March 2017, p30-31, por Periodical Website
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The exhibition Far from Home features work by artists of diverse national, cultural, and spiritual backgrounds. The exhibit also includes works of art that address the displacement of people and populations in the global community as they relocate for economic, political, education, or familial reasons. All of the artists featured have relocated and their art often reflects this event and the distance they feel from their homes. The exhibit explores how being displaced affects creativity and one’s identity.
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Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Winter 2008, p10-11, il
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34430
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Last year, about four-hundred refugees came to Charlotte, and approximately 17,000 have come here since the mid-1990s. Refugee Support Services, a non-profit organization, helps refugees build self-sufficiency skills and address medical, financial, employment, housing, children, legal and social services.
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A seemingly eccentric schoolteacher in North Carolina confessed to be an important French refugee who was hiding in America until Napoleon Bonaparte could claim the French throne.
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The golden years, traditionally a time to engage in activities like traveling, is increasingly being defined by today’s elderly by volunteering in nonprofit agencies like ourBRIDGE. Through this volunteer opportunity, a bridge has been built between two gaps. One is elderly needing to make the most of their golden years and children of immigrants and refugees needing afterschool and summer programs. The second is the senior citizen population at Aldersgate, a retirement community in east Charlotte and the nearby immigrant population.