New York for Syrian Refugees

New York for Syrian Refugees

About 40 Syrian refugee families with more than 170 children, age 2 months to 18 years, have arrived to Albany, NY from refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey since April 2016. Most of the families experienced atrocities beyond imagination while in Syria and during the journey to refugee camps. They then waited in refugee camps for 2.5-4 years to get visas to enter the USA, the dream land. Unfortunately, the reality of this dream land did not live up to their expectations. Many families live in abhorrent conditions. They live in incredibly cramped apartments, many infested with mice; extremely hot (no air conditioning), or cold (no heat or bad weatherization); no washers/dryers; there is hardly anything to cook, eat, and clean with. Furthermore, there is a serious communication issue due to the language barrier. Syrian families who survived a dictatorial regime and war atrocities, and risked their life to get to the USA are motivated to work very hard to provide their children with decent lives. They would be a great asset to our community if we give them the basic assistance required to settle in dignity. If we nurture them and their children, they will become productive […]

About 40 Syrian refugee families with more than 170 children, age 2 months to 18 years, have arrived to Albany, NY from refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey since April 2016. Most of the families experienced atrocities beyond imagination while in Syria and during the journey to refugee camps. They then waited in refugee camps for 2.5-4 years to get visas to enter the USA, the dream land. Unfortunately, the reality of this dream land did not live up to their expectations. Many families live in abhorrent conditions. They live in incredibly cramped apartments, many infested with mice; extremely hot (no air conditioning), or cold (no heat or bad weatherization); no washers/dryers; there is hardly anything to cook, eat, and clean with. Furthermore, there is a serious communication issue due to the language barrier.

Syrian families who survived a dictatorial regime and war atrocities, and risked their life to get to the USA are motivated to work very hard to provide their children with decent lives. They would be a great asset to our community if we give them the basic assistance required to settle in dignity. If we nurture them and their children, they will become productive members of the society.

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