USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Refugee Voices®

A program of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Refugee Voices® was established in 1987 with the idea that the best advocates for refugees are refugees themselves.  Hearing and reading the first-hand testimonies of those who had to flee from war and persecution does not only inform the rest of the world about the conditions refugees endure; it also empowers refugees to give voice to others and work together to rebuild peaceful, stable lives. 
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Teenager in a New World
Sixteen year old Aida Ibisevic of Bosnia-Hercegovina discusses her family's flight to the United States.
Listen to Aida Ibisevic's Story >>

Sharing an Education
Saw Kapi, a refugee from Burma, describes his experience as a refugee and his work educating refugee children.
Listen to Saw Kapi's Story >>

Homeland Divided
Chiman Zebari, a Kurdish refugee from the North of Iraq, discusses her experience as a refugee in the U.S.
Listen to Chiman Zebari's Story >>

That's When I Realized This Is Real
Weris Jama, from Somalia, talks about her experience after being forced to flee her counry in 1990.
Listen to Weris Jama's Story >>

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