One family arrived to the US in July. They are from the Congo region of Africa and have spent the last 8 years in Uganda in refugee camp. The family includes a husband and wife in their early 30s, their 2 sons and 3 daughters, The children range in age from 2 to 13. The children have no memories other than their time in camp. The Congo is a warring region and too dangerous for the family to return home. The family appreciate the safety they now have in America and opportunities for the children to have a real home.
Another family is from Somalia and includes a mother, her 3 daughters and 4 sons. Somalia has little food and decades long fighting. The family fled to safety in Kenya and has been housed in refugee camp for many years. They look forward to school and work in America.
Our last family consists of a single male from Sudan. He fled Sudan to look for work and was living in Cairo, Egypt. Work in Egypt was hard and wages were very low, making it difficult for him to survive. Now in the US, he hopes to work in a skilled trade such as welding or construction.
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