Bulabao and Ndaya: Building a Better Life
Bulabao and his wife Ndaya fled the Democratic Republic of Congo in the midst of violence following a civil war. After 15 years of living in limbo in Zambia, the opportunity to be resettled in the U.S. finally provided them and their two sons a safe place to call home.
Having high level English skills (in addition to knowing two other languages!), Bulabao excelled through English language classes. Bulabao was employed at his first American job just three months after arriving in Chicago.
VIDEO - RefugeeOne Reunites: The Story of Charles Safari
RefugeeOne continues to welcome and reunite refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution from around the globe. Refugee resettlement is critical for refugee families to be reunited, like the family of Charles Safari.
RefugeeOne resettled Charles, his wife, and their children in 2014. In April, we helped reunite him with his mother and sister after 3 years of separation.
Watch a video of their joyous reunion here.
Chicago Tribune: Refugees Escape Violence and War, but Anguish Remains
Refugees in Chicago are reporting more stress and fear following President Donald Trump's moves to restrict arrivals, including proposed bans on refugees and a reduction in the number allowed in the U.S. annually to 50,000 from 111,000. Mental health professionals say treating things like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are an integral part of helping refugees resettle and avoid isolation, depression or other unintended consequences...
Read the full article at The Chicago Tribune.