Utah:: Fatima Dirie

Utah:: Fatima Dirie

State: Utah

City of Residence: Salt Lake City

Country of origin: Somalia

Arrival in the US: 1997

Fatima Dirie is the Refugee Community Liasion for the Salt Lake City Mayor’s office. Fatima was born in Somalia, and lived in Kenya for several years before coming to the United States. She moved to Utah with her family in 1997 and has lived here since. Fatima Speaks 5 Languages. Somali, Mai, Mai, Chimini, Swahili, and English. Fatima graduated from the University of Utah with a master’s degree in social work and …

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Ghana Dulal

Ghana Dulal

State: Utah

City of Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah

Country of origin: Bhutan

Arrival in the U.S.: 2008

Mr. Gyanu Dulal was a 20-year-old college student when he was forced to flee Bhutan in 1991. He spent the next 18 years living and working as a teacher in a refugee camp in Nepal. In 2008, Mr. Dulal was resettled to Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and two children. He now works as a Community Resource Specialist at the Department of Workforce Services, Refugee Services Office. He is …

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