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9 07, 2018

Recent Program Highlights

2018-07-09T17:25:50+00:00July 9th, 2018|

All three sites hosted public events to honor World Refugee Day on June 20. Photos from the four events that day are posted on the IINE Facebook page. Thank you for making this year's World Refugee Day a memorable occasion for our clients, volunteers, and supporters. BOSTON - In April volunteers from Life [...]

9 07, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet the Traegers

2018-07-09T16:43:35+00:00July 9th, 2018|

Disillusioned by the national debate on refugee policy during last year’s election, Mark and Heidi Traeger decided it was time to learn more about refugee resettlement in their own backyard. Last winter they attended IINE-Manchester’s A Home for All event at the Millyard Museum and were moved by the personal stories shared by the [...]

28 06, 2018

Meet Biar Kon

2018-07-09T17:06:50+00:00June 28th, 2018|

All you really need to know about Biar Kon is this: in the right shoes, under a spotlight, he is unstoppable. During last week’s Suitcase Stories performance on World Refugee Day, he gave a tour-de-force storytelling presentation before a crowd of almost two hundred people.  In his dapper patterned suit and bedazzled shoes, he mesmerized the [...]

20 06, 2018

Unaccompanied Minor Program

2018-07-09T16:49:16+00:00June 20th, 2018|

The International Institute of New England provides unaccompanied minor children and their families reunifying support services in the United States. Many migrant families travel to the U.S. border together, but very often minors travel alone, separated from families members in their home countries and crossing the U.S. border seeking safety and reunification.  Minors often [...]

19 06, 2018

Employee Highlight: Sofie Sute

2018-07-09T16:47:58+00:00June 19th, 2018|

A graduate of Boston College (BA) and UMass Boston (MA), Sofie Suter works in IINE’s Boston office as a Case Manager for the Central American Unaccompanied Minor Program. Her job and department are unique because her clients are children, with whom she works for short, intensive period of time while they are first reunifying [...]

13 06, 2018

2025 Strategic Plan Open House

2018-06-25T18:58:25+00:00June 13th, 2018|

On Monday, June 11, 2018, IINE celebrated our centennial and the launch of our 2025 strategic plan with an Open House at our Boston office. Visitors learned about how we plan to expand our services to refugees and immigrants and toured the space to see our 100-year timeline mural and office artwork. We’re thrilled [...]

11 06, 2018

Employee Highlight: Yusuf Abdi

2018-07-09T16:41:29+00:00June 11th, 2018|

My father was a Somali army general, a political science professor at Somali National University, and a civil rights advocate. My mom was a businesswoman who owned beauty salons in the capital city of Mogadishu. I grew up during the Somali Civil War, and witnessed the period from December 1991 to March 1992, when [...]

4 06, 2018

June 20 is World Refugee Day

2018-07-09T16:49:53+00:00June 4th, 2018|

The global refugee crisis impacts families and individuals across the earth whose lives have been upended by violence, war, and  persecution. Despite policies that have limited admissions to the U.S., the International Institute of New England will welcome more than 200 refugees this year.  On June 20 -  World Refugee Day - the global [...]

10 05, 2018

Meet Mirfat and her family

2018-07-09T16:50:35+00:00May 10th, 2018|

Mirfat Abbas Al-Sakkaf, like every mom on the planet, worries about her children before she worries about herself. Lying in a hospital bed in Ethiopia two years ago, she was just conscious enough to hear doctors telling her children she might die that day. Mirfat said it remains her most difficult memory to share [...]