By Julie Zollmann. Nine voluntary agencies have the official responsibility for resettling refugees into communities throughout the United States. They find their clients new housing, schools, and jobs. They help them get social security numbers and open bank accounts. They play an indispensable role in helping refugees settle into their new homes. But the work of integration, of truly building a life in a new country with a new language, new transportation system, new labor market, and a whole new set of social norms is a much bigger job, one that in many families is being done stoically, even heroically, by young refugees in their teens and early twenties.Read more
A family man zig-zags across income streams, kinship ties, banks and modes of money transfer.Read more
Includes: leaning toward improved business opportunities; career advancement; educational opportunitiesRead more
Return to Maps Home Mapping Migrant JourneysRead more
By Catherine Wanjala, under the supervision of Kim Wilson.
During displacement, families are jolted into new realities. From navigating new foods and new educational opportunities to negotiating a maze of new customs, displaced households struggle to master their unfamiliar surroundings. Opportunities to earn a living also greatly differed from what refugees and migrants had available to them in their countries of origin. Refugees often found these new realities also shifted roles within the family.
A “positive deviant” struggles with resilienceRead more
A resourceful refugee builds on her assets to earn a living.Read more
In this issue of Fresh FINDings we feature research from Jordan, led by Swati Mehta Dhawan of Katholische Universität EichstättRead more
Registered and unregistered sellers in La Carolina compete for social and retail space in the park amidst growing inter-group tensions.Read more
Self-help communities grow as Venezuelan migrants find solidarity and solace in friendshipRead more