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REFUGEES

Who is a Refugee?

Watch this video to learn about the situations that define a person as a refugee.

Where do Refugees Come From?

Refugees can come from anywhere. Watch this video to learn more about our world’s refugees.

How Do Refugees Get to the US?

Explore this comprehensive flow chart to learn more about the process for US refugee admissions.

“We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.

There are also millions of stateless people who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement…1 person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution.” —Website of The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Working together we CAN make a difference!

Of One Heart

We are a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local refugees thrive through mentoring. We connect refugees with mentors to hep them integrate and to empower them to thrive in their new homes.

Gathering Humanity

Gathering Humanity is an organization that furnishes the apartments for all refugees arriving in Phoenix. This allows refugees to save their limited funds to use on other necessities.

Who is UNHCR?

Watch this video to learn more about the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or visit their website at:

https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/

Refugees are seeking asylum and assistance in many countries around the world. We cannot help everyone but we can help those within our reach. Refugees are pouring into our country and our community. They bring with them skills, talents, hopes and unique perspectives that can enrich and strengthen our communities.

Here is how we are / can help them…

U.S. FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

Four Authorized Resettlement Agencies in Arizona

Federal resettlement assistance to refugees is provided primarily through the state-administered refugee resettlement program. States provide social services, transitional cash and medical assistance, as well as maintain legal responsibility for the care of unaccompanied refugee children. There are four authorized resettlement agencies in Arizona. The case load for these hard-working agencies is overwhelming. Local charities and community volunteers provide essential support and assistance in meeting the needs of vulnerable refugees.

These are the four authorized resettlement agencies in Arizona…

These agencies depend on the invaluable assistance of local supporters like you…

LOCAL CHARITIES AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

Private Agencies and Partners

Aiding, supporting and working with authorized resettlement agencies in Arizona, local charities and organizations are making a difference in the lives of thousands of displaced and discouraged refugees.

Our mission is to connect local refugees with neighbors and resources that will promote self-reliance and successful integration into the communities that we share. We are excited to work with local agencies and our community to make a difference!

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