Refugee Resettlement

Dioceses prepare to welcome first Afghans starting new lives in U.S.

September 17, 2021

This story originally appeared in the National Catholic Reporter. Read the full story online: National Catholic Reporter website Sep 16, 2021 by Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News ServiceJusticeParish Patrick Raglow and the resettlement staff at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City expect to be very busy very soon. They are preparing to welcome to Oklahoma 1,800…

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‘Growing Together’ event series features immigrant stories, cuisine

September 16, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Columbia Missourian. Read the full story online: Missourian Website In a scene out of a culinary daydream, a small but engaged group of Columbians gathered around a table of produce Friday evening outside Broadway Christian Church, shouting out their favorite recipes and recounting cooking tips passed down through their…

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Local organizations are preparing to resettle Afghan refugees. Here’s what you can do to help.

August 31, 2021

This story originally appeared in The Columbia Missourian. Read the full story online: Columbia Missourian Website As President Joe Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline looms for completing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, local agencies are looking at next steps and how to help Afghan evacuees who may soon find themselves in mid-Missouri.  “I don’t know how many…

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Nonprofit stands ready to assist, integrate refugees

August 31, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full article online: News Tribune Website Afghan refugees could begin arriving in Central Missouri this week.The nonprofit agency Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has helped refugees from around the world integrate into Missouri for the past 40 years, Director Dan…

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Mid-Missouri agency prepares for refugee resettlement

August 28, 2021

This story originally appeared on KOMU. View the full story online: KOMU Website COLUMBIA — With the unrest in Afghanistan, a resettlement agency in Columbia is preparing for refugees.  “The time is definitely now,” Samantha Moog, the director of refugee services for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, said. Moog said she anticipates Afghan refugees…

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Mid-Missouri agency preparing for possible influx of refugees from Afghanistan

August 28, 2021

This story originally aired on KJLU. View the full story online: KJLU Website Following reports of unrest and emergency situation in Afghanistan, one mid-Missouri agency is preparing to help.  Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri helps refugees resettle in mid-Missouri.  Director of Refugee Services Samantha Moog says they’ve been working behind the scenes for…

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Unrest in Afghanistan could affect refugee situation in mid-Missouri

August 18, 2021

This story originally appeard on KMIZ. Read the full story online: KMIZ Website By Lucas Geisler Published August 17, 2021  Unrest in Afghanistan could affect refugee situation in mid-Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A mid-Missouri agency that helps refugees coming to the United States said it’s preparing for more work following unrest in Afghanistan. Samantha Moog, director of…

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Local refugee resettlement agency celebrates World Refugee Day

June 21, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Columbia Missourian. Read the full story online: Columbia Missourian Website World Refugee Day was celebrated a day early on Saturday with an event for all local refugees put together by the Refugee and Immigration Services of Catholic Charities. The sound of chatter and children’s laughter encompassed the MU Health…

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Avenue of escape: The most refugee arrivals in Columbia have come from Myanmar

June 21, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Columbia Missourian. Read the full story online: Columbia Missourian Website Earlier this month, Ma May Si sat on a stool in the back room of Shwe Market International Foods, a grocery store that specializes in Burmese and Southeast Asian food. She described the journey she made with her mother…

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Local organizations work to inform refugees about COVID-19 vaccine

May 17, 2021

This story originally appeared on KOMU 8. View the full story at their website: KOMU COLUMBIA – While the COVID-19 vaccination rollout promises a new beginning, many questions remain among the refugee community in mid-Missouri. “If you get vaccinated, … how many do you have to take so that you can be 100% [immune]?” said…

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