Ukrainian refugees struggle to adapt to a new economic reality

Feb 14, 2023
Russia’s invasion has displaced millions of people. Some are rebuilding their lives and businesses in other countries.
Ukrainian refugees stand in line to attend a job fair in Brooklyn on Feb. 1.
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After Trump-era cuts, refugee agencies have rebuilt to accommodate evacuating Afghans

Nov 10, 2022
Trump Administration-era cuts scaled back refugee programs, but the resettlement of 88,000 Afghans prompted them to ramp up and expand.
The rapid resettlement of Afghans over the last year left many refugee agencies scrambling. Above, a person wears a vest reading "Welcome" in Persian and English at an Afghan refugee camp in New Mexico.
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Ukrainians in the U.S. have found new ways to send money to loved ones back home

Aug 22, 2022
But remittances have actually fallen as the war has dragged on.
Western Union is now allowing money sent to Ukraine to be picked up in neighboring countries. But because of steep costs, some Ukrainians abroad have found alternatives to usual remittance services.
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One year later: we check in on the refugee settlement in Erie, Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2018
Erie, which voted for President Trump, has one of the largest populations of refugees in the country.
Dylanna Jackson is a director of a resettlement program in Erie. 
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Checking in with Syrian refugees one year later

Sep 20, 2017
A family of six adjusts to life in the Connecticut suburbs.
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A Syrian refugee family confronts its future

Aug 9, 2016
They made it through the resettlement process. Now they must create new lives.

Think you can't help Syrian refugees? Look at these folks

Aug 1, 2016
More relief agencies are turning to local community groups for help with refugees

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