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.
35 Years of Refugee Resettlement. One Extraordinary Evening
Thank you to the 750+ people who made our annual benefit on April 8 a record success! Together, you helped raise $373,000 for refugees starting anew in Chicago. We are grateful to be part of a community that welcomes refugees as our neighbors, co-workers, students, and friends.
Click here to see highlights from that amazing evening.