Adjusting to a new life in America, refugees still long for home
Resettled in Pennsylvania, a Congolese family learns how to take the bus and how not to bribe police as the reality of having left Africa forever settles in.
US investigation rattles resettled Burmese refugees
When more than 1,000 Burmese refugees in the United States received summons for official US government interviews last month, anxiety spread across the immigrant community.
‘I found all my neighbors had been killed with machetes’
Ongoing ethnic violence in the DRC drives nearly 50,000 into Uganda, where they recount the horrors they witnessed.
Refugee crisis mounts close to US
Serious food and medicine shortages, along with out-of-control inflation drive 25,000 Venezuelans across the border into Colombia every day.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon fall into ‘marriage trap’
Strapped for cash, unfamiliar with the local laws, and often unable to find someone to conduct the wedding, growing numbers of couples are tying the knot illegitimately, but the consequences can be severe.
Syrian refugee bakers find Arizonians’ sweet spot
Volunteers help Syrian refugees sell their homemade pastries at farmers markets, special events and bookstores.
US refugee families pay it forward
Refugees gather to create a new home for a family that will soon arrive from Ethiopia.
‘Our lives are nothing’
Syrian families living in Lebanese refugee camps struggle to keep their children safe in frigid winter conditions with only flimsy tents for shelter.
There’s a dramatic decline in Muslim refugees coming to the US
At the start of the first full fiscal year under President Trump, a VOA review finds that 13 percent of refugees who came to the US were Muslim, down from 35 percent during the previous 9 months, with predominantly Muslim countries showing the steepest decline in arrivals.
Nigerian refugees hammer and stitch their way to self-sufficiency
At a refugee camp in Cameroon, refugees fleeing Boko Haram — mostly women — strive to make it on their own by training to become carpenters and seamstresses.