Monday, March 3, 2008

Population information

Each year, the refugee populations that come into the U.S. change according to conditions overseas. This year, we are expecting to see more Somalis, Burmese (especially Karen), and Nepalese from Bhutan. If you would like to learn about these populations and the circumstances that bring them here, check the links below.

Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal this weekend, their situation went from bad to worse. You can read the UNHCR article here
The Somalis: History and Culture

Burmese Karen and Camp Life

This is an excellent interview with a refugee from Burma. Pay particular attention to the part "Fears about coming to the U.S." Click here

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