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Recent Program Highlights

July 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, [...]

Meet Biar Kon

June 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 [...]

Unaccompanied Minor Program

June 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 [...]

Employee Highlight: Sofie Sute

June 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 [...]

Employee Highlight: Yusuf Abdi

June 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 [...]

June 20 is World Refugee Day

June 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.  [...]

Meet Mirfat and her family

May 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. [...]

Saving for the future in Lowell

May 8th, 2018|

When refugees first arrive in the U.S, their immediate goal is to become economically become sufficient as quickly as possible, and to learn to navigate their new community. It can be a challenging period of adjustment for individuals and families. IINE staff continually provide [...]

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