Albany’s Syrians put hope in Biden presidency and his promise
(Times Union) Muslim families in the Capital Region said with Joe Biden taking office, there is renewed…
Do immigrants give or take more in New York and the Capital Region?
(Times Union) At the crux of the immigration debate is the question – how much do immigrants give and…
He didn’t want to be a child soldier in Syria. He became an actor in Albany instead.
(Times Union) Mohammed Alshaneif left Syria because he didn’t want to become a child soldier. Now, less than ten years later as a refugee resettled in Albany, he’s living his dream to become an actor in his first film screening in local non-profit organization Youth FX’s annual showcase this week.
Safe from war, Syrian refugee women cook to work, provide
(Times Union) Ten Syrian refugee women who arrived in Albany scared and overwhelmed after war are now…
UAlbany study examines refugee employment barriers, mental health issues
(Times Union) “Refugees go through extremely difficult situations, but it’s what happens after they relocate that determines how their mental health and ability to thrive will play out,” Baranik said. “My research found that it’s not that they’re not trying (to find jobs), they are facing incredibly difficult circumstances.”
New York for Syrian Refugees Recognized
We are delighted to receive certificates of recognition from the generous community of Poughkeepsie and their Senate and Congress representatives.
Refugees adjust to harsh Capital Region winter
(Times Union) Many refugees in Albany are trying to adjust to the frigid cold temperatures, and local…
Easing the Syrian refugee crisis – with ice cream
(Times Union) On Oct. 1, Adirondack Creamery released a new ice cream flavor in New York City: Syrian…
New Neighbors, New Considerations
(NY Times) As charitable organizations help to resettle refugees into American life, a little extra sensitivity during social occasions will go a long way.
Syrian Refugees Respond To Hurricane Irma By Cooking Feasts For Evacuees
(huffpost.com) They were compelled to help because they know what it’s like to lose everything, they said.
Refugees celebrate Eid in Capital Region
(Times Union) The dining table was barely visible under the homemade Syrian dishes Safeih and her mother, Raida Aldabas, had prepared. The pair had spent the day fasting on one of the optional holy days leading up to the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Talking about refugee communities in Albany and how to help
(alloveralbany.com) Coming up next Thursday, June 15 at Albany City Hall: A discussion titled “Get to Know Your Neighbors in the Refugee and Immigrant Communities.” Blurbage: WHO: Panel consisting of Dr. Ilham AlMahamid, founder of New York for Syrian Refugees and an assistant professor at the University of Albany Scho…