Announcements,In the News / March 2016

First Syrian refugees arrive in R.I.

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Amongst the crowd to welcome the first Syrian refugees to Rhode Island were representatives from Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, the sponsoring agency that will help smooth the family’s adjustment to their lives there. Baha Sadr, refugee resettlement director DIIRI, said the agency “has not had any Syrian refugees, ever.” According to the U.S. State Department website, only 2,234 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States between October 2010 through Nov. 25, 2015. Full story here

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