The Refugee Response (TRR) empowers refugees to become self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities. The Refugee Response was formed to help refugees adjust to life in Northeast Ohio. We work to empower our area's growing newcomer population, particularly those here between three months and five years by providing opportunities to acquire the skills they need to succeed in their new communities.
A needs assessment conducted in the resettled refugee community informs our current initiatives. Our work >>
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Be a part of something great – participate in TRR's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! Through the CSA program, you can receive fresh produce from Ohio City Farm each week, as well as donate shares of produce to local families in need. We are now accepting registration for the 2013 REAP CSA program. Sign up today >>
Syrian refugee numbers top 1.4 millionhttp://www.abc.net.au/7.30/con...
As the Syrian refugee crisis continues to escalate, neighboring countries and the UN are unable to keep up with the overwhelming number of Syrians fleeing their conflict-ravaged homeland. UNHCR says it has received only half of the billion dollar funding it is seeking in order to cope. Doctors say without more aid, they are unable to provide medical care to all of the refugees. Children are also being forced to put their education on hold to help provide for their families. More>>
The process of resettling refugees in the U.S.http://www.wbez.org/worldview/...
The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees estimates that 750,000 refugees around the world are currently in need of resettling. The majority will end up in the U.S., which resettles more refugees than any other country in the world. Worldview discusses the resettlement process with Greg Wangerin, executive director of Chicago-based RefugeeOne and Ambassador David Robinson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. They shed light on how refugees get here and their difficult transition.More>>
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