News and Updates
Stay informed about EMM's work and the Episcopal Church’s responses to current refugee and resettlement concerns by reading the stories posted below.
Young Doctor finds stable home, new start to career
As a young physician in Iraq during the height of the chaotic violence that occurred in that country after the U.S. invasion in 2003, Ahmed saw many of the worst consequences of war firsthand. "Nobody can handle the numbers of patients we had. It was emotional; even for the physician it was crazy," Ahmed said. "Crazy to the degree where a lot of people quit or run out." A difficult situation quickly got much worse for the first-year doctor.
Connecticut Church finds "new friendships, different perspective" in service to refugees
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Advent in Clinton, Connecticut have been assisting a refugee family from Iraq for the past year. The partnership -- arranged through EMM affiliate Integrate Refugee and Immigration Services -- has provided the family with housing and transportation through their first critical months in the U.S. while also supporting their job search efforts and education.
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