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Sesame Street in Arabic

July 2021, Did You Know #8
In partnership with the International Rescue Committee, the makers of Sesame Street have launched an Arabic-language program called Ahlan Simsim – Welcome Sesame! READ MORE

Refugee Camps

May 2021, Did You Know #7
Of the world’s 26 million refugees, nearly 6 million (22%) live in refugee camps – built to provide immediate protection and aid to people who have been forcibly displaced due to war, persecution, or violence. READ MORE

Immigration Policy

April 2021, Did You Know #6
As the Biden Administration continues its wide review of the U.S. immigration policies, they have dropped the enforcement of the “public charge” rule.

Immigration Reform

March 2021, Did You Know #5
One of the first acts of the Biden administration has been the introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which seeks to “modernize” the current immigration system. READ MORE

Access to Education

Dec 2020, Did You Know #4
According to a report by UNHCR, 33% of refugee children have no access to elementary education, and only 3% of refugee children achieve more than a high school education. READ MORE

Resettlement Program

Oct 2020, Did You Know #3
The current* Administration has sought to dismantle the U.S. Refugee Resettlement System, diminishing our country’s legacy as a global humanitarian leader. (now previous). READ MORE

America's Food Supply

Aug 2020, Did You Know #2
Refugee workers are vital to ensuring that America’s food supply chain functions. 3.8 million immigrants make up more than one in five workers in the U.S. food sector. READ MORE

Refugees and COVID-19

May 2020, Did You Know #1
Refugee Families critically need funding and testing during COVID-19. Immigrants are on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. They serve in some of the most at-risk jobs. READ MORE

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