Immigration Curriculum

Seventeen Years


Young women from Bhutan in Concord, New Hampshire this summer. They are demonstrating the art of henna designs.

45 million people became displaced from their homes in 2012, Sasha Chanoff, director of Refuge Point, said on the radio show, “Here and Now.”  “More than half of the refugees worldwide came from five countries, according to the UN: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Syria.”  A striking comment he made is that the refugee journey is a long one. The average length of time a family lives in a refugee camp or other temporary shelter is seventeen years. Listen to the interview here.

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