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Refugee Resettlement Introduction

Presentation for potential refugee resettlement volunteers, see www.10millionto1.com.

Jeffrey Kirk

on 22 May 2013

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Transcript of Refugee Resettlement Introduction

Resettlement Who are Refugees? What is Refugee
Resettlement? Get Past the 3 Big Fears The 3 Cures How Can You Help with Resettlement? Definition A refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”
-- The 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention These are... A refugee is “any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.”
-- U.S. Refugee Act of 1980 Definition Your Story Imagine for a moment that you are a refugee... Flee
Homeland Interview
by UNHCR Approved for
Resettlement President and
Congress set
Quota US
State Dept
decides who is eligible DHS and USCIS
review each case Upon approval, back to State Dept for
final review Allowed to
Resettle! Fear of breaking the refugees Fear that refugees
are already broken Fear that you will be
broken by the refugees a ball a cape a 1st aid kit Cure 1 -
Know Why Cure 2 -
Plan Ahead Cure 3 -
Divide and Conquer Former Refugees Need a Team 10 or more to
share time & energy Divide Responsibilities Chairperson Personal Reasons promote peace
alleviate hunger & poverty
learn about a new culture
learn a new language
like to teach others
make a difference
intense love for others
spiritual calling Housing
Medical Care Employment
Public Relations Worst Care Scenario it's the Agency's problem What About the Details? the plan
the teams
everything to do One Final Story Two small groups
one committed to love
the other committed to hate September 2001 www.10millionto1.com 10 Million Refugees in the World You can help through a process called
Refugee Resettlement What does it take to help?
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