JUNE 2024 - REFUGEE AWARENESS MONTH

Discover how California welcomes refugees and learn how you can help. Join VOR in empowering refugee women and children through dedicated programs and events. Your support creates a brighter future for those seeking safety and opportunity to thrive.

 

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Under Section 101(a)(42) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(42), a refugee is a person who is outside their country of nationality (or, if no nationality, country of last habitual residence) and who has experienced past persecution or has a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

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Statistics and Facts:

California as a Refugee Hub:

California is a major destination for refugees, ranking among the top states for refugee resettlement. In recent years, significant numbers of refugees have come from countries like Afghanistan, Syria, and Myanmar​ (Stacker)​​ (Immigrant Data California)​.

Demographics:

The state is home to a large and diverse refugee population, including long-established communities from Southeast Asia and more recent arrivals from Central America and the Middle East​ (Immigrant Data California)​.

Ukrainian and Afghan Refugees:

California is home to nearly 40% of Afghan immigrants and has seen significant arrivals of Ukrainian refugees, especially in metro areas like Sacramento and Los Angeles​ (Immigrant Data California)​.

Individuals have been forcibly displaced WORLDWIDE (June 2023)

Refugees coming from the MENA region resettled in California in the last 10 years

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of the total number are refugees from 3 countries: Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan.

WAYS TO SUPPORT REFUGEES WHO RESETTLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

A refugee’s story doesn’t just end once they’ve been resettled in a new country. After their long journey to safety, they still need your support. You can welcome new refugees who are arriving in your community.

Advocating for refugees is being the Voice of the refugees. Use your connections to create jobs for them, mobilize other people to help, and contribute in changing policies to include refugees in our society.

Your donations towards the work VOR is doing is essential for us to continue helping refugees stabilize, integrate, and thrive in the United States. When you give, you help welcome refugees to a new home!

Help us raise $100,000 to support New Refugee Families in California

>> SUmmer program for CHILDREN & YOUTH <<

VOR’s commitment to helping refugees goes beyond immediate relief. We understand that true healing and integration require more than just meeting basic needs. For the children, who often bear the deepest scars of war, VOR offers specialized programs focused on life skills, character building, and trauma healing.

YOU can help turn barriers into bridges by donating to VOR’s summer program and make a difference in the lives of marginalized children and youth.

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SUPPORT CHILDREN & YOUTH

By donating to VOR, you are not just providing financial support; you are investing in the future of children who have endured the unimaginable. You are giving them the chance to heal, grow, and become the leaders of tomorrow.

 

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>> Refugee Cultural Celebration (JUne 20) <<

In observance of the World Refugee Day, VOR invites you to join the Refugee Cultural Celebration on Thursday June 20th from 6PM to 9PM to celebrate the incredible resilience and strength of refugees through various cultural displays, storytelling, music, and culinary delights.

Our mission is to put God’s Love into Action through helping refugees stabilize, integrate, and thrive in the United States. To be able to fulfill our mission, we depend on your generousity to continue serving the displaced community in Southern California. Our aim is to raise $65,000 throughout the month of June to support refugees. We can only do this through your support and and donations – Give today and help a refugee family to rebuild thier lives in the United States.

Alabaster Offering

If you are a pastor or leader of a church, we would like to extend an invitation for your congreation to dedicate a Sunday offering during the month of June to support Refugees. Any gift that is donated to VOR is tax deductible and geos 100% towards showing God’s love through assisting refugees with their basic needs.

Let us, together, amplify the Voice of the Refugees.

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Support VOR today!

IMPACT Anaheim on June 5th: Support our programs through this impactful event.

World Refugee Day on June 20th: Join us in celebrating and supporting refugees.

The Alabaster Offering: Inviting churches to dedicate one Sunday offering towards VOR to support our initiatives.

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When you donate, you help provide:

  • Stabilization: Welcoming new famlies with providing basic needs of survival.
  • Integration: Equipping refugees with language and skills to be valued and heard.
  • Thriving: Being included and able to lead a healthy life in a new country despite the continues challenges of resettlement.

Donate Now to help refugees thrive in the United States

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