US - Salt Lake City, UT
"Life is good here"US - Salt Lake City, UT
10.26.2011Launch Slideshow >
Ismail Arafat and Safirah Omar's refugee journey began in 2003 when they left their conflict-ridden native country of Myanmar for neighboring Thailand. From there smugglers transported them south to Malaysia. The IRC helped the young couple resettle in the United States with their baby daughter. "Life is good here," Ismail says.
Students raise $81,000 for refugeesUS - Salt Lake City, UT
04.06.2011Launch Slideshow >
Riverton High School outside Salt Lake City has rallied to the cause of refugees and the IRC with results that would put most professional fundraisers to shame. Students also volunteered with the IRC and went out of their way to learn about the refugee experience.