World Refugee Day Virtual Panel : New Beginnings

By USCRI June 23, 2022

For World Refugee Day, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) hosted the virtual panel New Beginnings, where former refugees had the opportunity to share how their personal stories led them to work for other refugees today.

Moderated by USCRI Policy Analyst Aaron Escajeda, the panel features USCRI North Carolina Field Office Director Omer Omer, Senada Alihodzic, Program Coordinator for Inclusion and Compliance at USCRI Erie, Mirwais Muqbil, Community Support Specialist at USCRI Cleveland, and Juvens Niyonzima, USCRI Cleveland Case Manager.

The panelists spoke about their resettlement processes, some of the challenges they faced, and how they began their new lives in the U.S.


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