Thursday, April 11, 2013

Syracuse refugee population needs a one-stop shop

It is hard to help refugees and immigrants from many different locations, organizing the help in one location would help everyone.    - - Donna Poisl

By Marnie Eisenstadt

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Makene Yelusa is one of 12 refugees from the Congo who came to Syracuse over the past decade.

She’s struggled to find work and is still learning English. But she’s also started a sewing business with another woman from the Congo. And she can sleep again.

“Before, you don’t sleep. Maybe soldiers are coming to take me,” said Yelusa, who lived in a refugee camp in the Congo for 13 years before coming to Syracuse.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

No comments: