Online resources

The Arizona Department of Health Services
Profiles of different communities in Arizona. 

The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program
The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) administers refugee resettlement services and time limited cash and medical assistance for eligible beneficiaries.

Center for Applied Linguistics
The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, nonprofit organization promoting access,equity and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world.

Church World Service (CWS)
CWS has worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with dignity.

Episcopal Migration Ministries
Episcopal Migration Ministries builds a foundation for individuals forced from home and country to thrive in communities across the United States

International Organization for Migration
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)LIRS has welcomed more than 500,000 migrants and refugees to the United States through the initiative of Lutheran congregations that inspired our formation in 1939, and Lutheran churches remain our vital partners as we continue to welcome newcomers. Informed by our Lutheran faith and decades of experience with migrants and refugees, we have responded to people caught in conflict and facing persecution.

Refugee Council USA
RCUSA is a coalition dedicated to refugee protection, welcome, and excellence in the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program. 

Tucson Refugee Ministry
Tucson refugee ministry educates, equips and mobilizes the church to serve refugees in our community and beyond.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the United States. Our programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. Information about refugee vetting and statistics of National Resettlement Program.  

United Nations High Comission on Refugees (UNHCR)
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States. PRM also promotes the United States' population and migration policies.

United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
USCRI advances the rights and lives of those who have been forcibly or voluntarily uprooted. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. 

Books and novels

“God Grew Tired of Us” by John Bul Dau
"Lost Boy" John Bul Dau’s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning documentary film of the same name. 

“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman*
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy.

“What is the What” by Dave Eggers
What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom.

“The Middle of Everywhere” Mary Pipher
Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family--refugees.


Rain in Dry Land
Rain in Dry Land is a film about time travel, culture shock, a leap from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century as two devout Muslim families find new homes in urban America.
Available on their website

Salam Neighbor
Salam Neighbor is an award-winning film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. Immerse into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.
Available on Vimeo

This American Life, Episode 609: It's Working Out Very Nicely
This week we document what happened when the President’s executive order went into effect temporarily banning travel from seven countries, and we talk about the way it was implemented. A major policy change thrown into the world like a fastball with no warning. It’s hard not to ask: “What just happened? What was that all about?”
Available on their website

Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to buld a better future in a part of Africa the world's forgotten and a gripping expose of the realities of life in The Congo.
Available on Netflix

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