Nassau’s Refugee Resettlement on NPR

Jake Naughton for NPR

Jake Naughton for NPR

Nassau Church’s refugee resettlement efforts are the subject of a series by Deborah Amos on NPR’s Morning Edition. Listen to and read the stories below or on NPR:

  1.  “N.J. Church Group To Resettle Syrian Refugee Family With Special Needs”
    Deborah Amos, Morning Edition, NPR, September 14, 2016
  2. “Syrian Refugee Family Knows English Is The Key To Independence”
    Deborah Amos, Morning Edition, NPR, September 15, 2016
  3. “Syrian Refugee Gets Free Dental Care From A Dentist Who Also Was A Refugee”
    Deborah Amos, Morning Edition, NPR, September 16, 2016
  4. “The Hopes (Security) and Fears (Bears) of Syrian Refugees in New Jersey”
    Deborah Amos, NPR.org, September 17, 2016
  5. “After Trump’s Election, Uncertainty For Syrian Refugees In The U.S.”
    Deborah Amos, Morning Edition, NPR, November 24, 2016

Part 1

A N.J. church group offered to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. and members received a special case: a family of 6 with a father badly wounded. It’s a year-long commitment for the volunteers.


Part 2

As they learn some basic English, members of a family of Syrian refugees in New Jersey also unravel mysteries about life in the U.S. — such as how to drive or what’s in the woods.


Part 3

The blind father of a Syrian refugee family in New Jersey gets free dental work from a dentist who knows what it’s like to be lost and overwhelmed. Twenty years ago she fled the war in Bosnia.


Part 4

On a bright spring afternoon this May, Tom Charles drove to Newark International Airport to pick up a family of Syrian refugees…

Read more: “The Hopes (Security) and Fears (Bears) of Syrian Refugees in New Jersey”


Part 5

Osama, a Syrian refugee who resettled five months ago in Princeton, N.J., did not sleep on election night after listening to the results…

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