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From Flight to Safety: The Refugee Resettlement Journey

12:00-1:00pm ET
United States

Event Description

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is a lifeline to people around the world whose lives are in danger because of who they are, where they are from, or what they believe.

Worldwide, fewer than 1% of refugees have access to resettlement. For those lucky few, the process is complex and arduous, requiring more vetting than any other type of visa, and sometimes requiring years of waiting in dangerous conditions. Once refugees arrive in the U.S., a new and challenging journey of integration and acceptance begins.

Join us on May 19 at 12:00pm ET to hear from experts working on the front lines in Kenya and the U.S to resettle refugees, and from refugees themselves, about what it’s like to navigate this complex process. We will also discuss what the future of refugee resettlement could look like now that the Biden administration has committed to rebuilding and expanding the program.


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Damaris Bonareri
Intake Counselor at HIAS Kenya
Bizimana Christophe
Currently Navigating the Refugee Resettlement Process from Kenya
Abby Jo Krobot
Refugee Case Worker at JFCS Pittsburgh
Patience Mulonda
Student and Resettled Refugee Now Living in Pittsburgh, PA
Melonee Douglas
AVP of Humanitarian Partnership, Policy & Practice at HIAS