‘Refugees know what it means to live with uncertainty’

Refugee Congress Delegate Ekhlas Ahmed (Maine) talks about coping with the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic and the work she is doing to support fellow community members: “Refugees fill these rolls, because we want to give back to the country that welcomed us. But we also do it because selflessness eases our suffering. I became an ESOL teacher five years […]

Call for Nominations for Volunteer Delegates

Do you know a refugee/former refugee or asylee/asylum seeker who is active in the community and wants to become an even more powerful advocate for refugees/asylees in their state? Refugee Congress seeks nominations of committed refugee and asylee/asylum seeker leaders to serve as the volunteer Delegate to the Refugee Congress for a term of three years. We currently seek to […]

Delegate Suraj Budathoki (NH), Building Community of New Hampshire (BCNH), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), Overcomers Support Services, Rohingya Society of Greater Nashua and local leaders sponsored and organized the New American Leadership Academy.

This academy focused on creating more opportunities for migrant and refugee alums and New American leaders by enhancing their leadership skills through experience. Delegate Wilmot Collins (MT) was the keynote speaker of the event. Delegate Omar Bah (RI), thanked the organizing committee, “Under the limited LIRS funding, this cohort has made a significant progress in developing our grassroots efforts in the surrounding areas. These […]

Delegate Beni De Dieu Luzau (MD) attended a conference organized by the Canadian Council for Refugees & the Center for Refugee Studies of York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Over 800 participants from all over the world came together for networking, advocating, and strengthening NGOs. Topics discussed ranged from welcome & integration to rights & status, global protection, durable solutions, immigration & detention, the Rohingya crisis, current situation of refugees in Israel, refugee women, use of technology to promote refugee protection & integration, mental health & detention, and issues facing […]

Delegate Kamal Dhimal (NC) joins with Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency to organize World Refugee Day event in Charlotte, NC.

Refugee Congress Delegate Kamal Dhimal (NC) was pleased to partner with Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency for a World Refugee Dinner held at the Simmons YMCA on June 14. Elected officials from the Charlotte City Council and Mecklenburg County Commissioners Office enjoyed a dinner provided by refugee- owned business King of Spicy and heard stories from former refugees about their experiences and accomplishments since arriving […]