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Facts, not fears: sharing the truth about US refugee resettlement


Together we can spread the truth regarding refugees and migrants that come to the US. These are ordinary people who have lost everything.

You may have heard this before, but it’s worth repeating: more than 65 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes because of violence, persecution, and war.

This situation is unprecedented in recent times and is leading to action. In mid-September, global leaders met at two historic summits to agree on new policies and solutions to support the millions of people who have been forced to flee. Yet in our country we sometimes see a vocal minority that directs hostility toward people fleeing conflict, and hateful words and calls for action that represent the very worst of humanity. Now is a time for solidarity and compassion, not a time to close our minds, our hearts, or our borders.

At Oxfam, we won’t stand by silently while others peddle untruths. Read up on the facts regarding refugees and migrants that come to the US. They’ve left their entire lives behind, often with just the clothes on their backs. Read the stories of brave individuals and families who escaped conflict and persecution. Meet a budding designer, high school student Batoul Taha, a Syrian refugee who now lives in Chicago, who tells us, “I want to improve myself, to give the American people the real view of the Syrian people.” Join us and take action as we stand together as one community against the same intolerance and fear that drove so many people to flee their homes in the first place.

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