Meet the Rai Family

Bhutanese refugees who spent a decade in Nepal, the Rai family has been in Charlottesville, VA since 2012. On the anniversary of her fifth year in the country, Chandra earned her U.S. citizenship. She is proud to be an American!

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Meet the Karaz Family

Yahya and Siba fled Syria in 2013, with their infant daughter. They lived in Jordan for 3 years, awaiting refugee resettlement status and welcoming a son. Now, the family of four lives in Charlottesville, VA and is “happy to be able to work and to be safe.” IN programs: Family Friendship, Bilingual Buddies Thanks to…

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Soup dinner benefits organization helping refugees in Charlottesville

Taylor Cairns – CBS19 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — The African-American Heritage Center was full of delicious smells Tuesday night as hundreds of people attended a benefit dinner raising money for the International Neighbors of Charlottesville. [Read more…] Source: http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Soup-dinner-benefits-organization-helping-refugees-in-Charlottesville-415047283.html

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Fundraiser for Syrian refugee struck by car

Courteney Stuart – CBS19 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — A Syrian refugee who was struck by a car last week is still in a coma and his prognosis is uncertain, according to the head of an organization assisting his family. [Read more…] Source: http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Fundraiser-for-Syrian-refugee-struck-by-car-413774343.html

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Youth committee awards $10,000 to refugee assistance group

Aaron Richardson – Charlottesville Tomorrow A budding Charlottesville nonprofit got a $10,000 boost Monday from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Youth Service Award Committee. Monday marked the 22nd time the CACF has given out the Youth Service Award grant. [Read more…] Source: http://internationalneighbors.org/in-the-media/

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Charlottesville "Neighbors" Volunteer to Help Refugees

Jodi Yager – NPR In our second installment on refugees in Virginia, WMRA’s Jordy Yager takes a look inside a new non-profit group in Charlottesville that pairs Americans with refugee families in an effort to strengthen community by doing something revolutionary… being a good neighbor. [Read more…] Source: http://wmra.org/post/charlottesville-neighbors-volunteer-help-refugees

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International Neighbors Helps Refugees Adjust to Life in Charlottesville

Taylor Cairns – CBS19 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) — International Neighbors made their debut Wednesday night as Charlottesville’s newest nonprofit organization. The goals are very different than any other organization in the area. [Read more…] Source: http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/International-Neighbors-Helps-Refugees-Adjust-to-Life-in-Charlottesville-346328772.html

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Injured Syrian refugee regains consciousness

Courteney Stuart – CBS19 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — A Syrian refugee who was struck by a car in February has regained consciousness after spending nearly two months in a coma, a development some did not believe would ever happen. [Read more…] Source: http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Injured-Syrian-refugee-regains-consciousness-420409353.html

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