A government program is giving American citizens the chance to play a role in resettling the thousands of refugees who arrive every year in the United States. During the first year of the Welcome Corps, the State Department aims to line up 10,000 Americans who can help 5,000 refugees.
The new Nebraska Afghan Community Center was founded by Afghan immigrants who have lived in Omaha for several years, to help newcomers arriving after the 2021 fall of the Afghanistan government.
Life in a war-torn country was nightmarish for Ukrainian families, but those who have come to Omaha as refugees are getting help from local nonprofits.
Finding housing is proving to be a challenge. While many people have been placed in apartments or rental houses, some are staying in such temporary lodging as Airbnbs and extended-stay hotels for now.
Amanda Kohler said she is leaving the nonprofit for a position in the career field she was in before becoming the center's director on what was supposed to be an interim basis in 2019.
Nebraska resettlement agencies have committed to settling at least 775 Afghan evacuees, including more than 500 in Omaha. Meanwhile, they had been expecting up to 700 refugees from other nations.
Several Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation who toured Fort McCoy say they're confident Afghan refugees arriving at the…
The three refugee resettlement agencies in Nebraska have initially committed to resettling 655 Afghan evacuees in Omaha and Lincoln. They stress that the number is fluid and likely to grow.
Many area refugee resettlement agencies are staffed and ready to accept Afghans who are fleeing the country. But it could be a lengthy process before any arrive in Nebraska.
On a per capita basis, Nebraska has been a national leader in providing welcome to those seeking escape from brutality abroad.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President …
Mayor Jean Stothert wrote a letter to the U.S. State Department, stating the city's available jobs, affordable housing, health care infrastructure, educational opportunities and experienced social services can meet the needs of refugees.
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There are some formal services that include the International Center of the Heartland, a refugee one-stop shop run by Lutheran Family Services, the state’s largest refugee resettlement agency.
Balancing work and home can be hard enough to do when you’re born here, but try doing it like Sadiki, with five children ages 10 to 2 and without enough dressers or beds or, some days, food.
Refugee resettlements in Nebraska have slowed from a trickle to a drip.
Advocates lamented the resettlement numbers at an Omaha Refugee Task Force meeting Wednesday.
Refugee resettlement, which slowed this spring because of a yo-yo of national political and legal decisions, is picking up in Nebraska and could really increase in the state this fall, a state official says.
Recently, Donna and Coyner Smith walked into Lutheran Family Services and gave the Omaha nonprofit a sizable and undisclosed amount of money — enough to keep Lutheran Family Services’ endangered refugee resettlement program in existence for at least a year.
The chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Party said she has been receiving threats since news about the party's donations to refugee resettle…