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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

World Relief Spokane troubled by lowered refugee cap

The Trump administration proposed Thursday capping the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 18,000, a 40% decline from 2019, the Washington Post reported. This is terrible news …


Christi Armstrong: Refugees are good for our community and our economy

Refugees have an opportunity to start a new life in a safe country, many employers get a dedicated employee for the long haul, and our community gains another person who …


After year of separation, Congolese refugee family reunited in Spokane

For the past year, sisters Florance Mawazo and Mahirwe Solange Kobwa – refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who spent nearly two decades in a Ugandan United Nations camp …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

With 10,000 refugees welcomed, World Relief Spokane marks important milestone

World Relief Spokane recently passed an important milestone, successfully relocating their 10,000th refugee. It’s a milestone they hope to pass again.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Music, stories resonate at 2017 Spokane Fall Folk Festival

Happiness at 11 in the morning is watching the Neeman Youth Choir dance and sing. Such could be said, at least, for the dozens of people filling the stands of …


World Relief hosts world music concert to benefit refugees

World Relief Spokane will host a benefit concert Friday to showcase music from around the world while raising funds for their work supporting refugees.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

Refugees share their stories at packed Spokane rally

After a week in which President Donald Trump tweeted about


Refugees take citizenship oath in Spokane during celebration

A few hundred of the many refugees who now call Spokane home gathered in Liberty Park on a cool and blustery Saturday morning for a celebration hosted by World Relief …


Resettling refugees takes time, resources

Images of Syrian refugees streaming into Europe have dominated the news for the past week, but the crisis is more than a European issue. World Relief Spokane settled 527 refugees …


Classes prepare those seeking U.S. citizenship

How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have? How many voting members are there in the U.S. House of Representatives? Who does a U.S. senator represent? These are just three …


Many Spokane employers happy to hire refugees

Upon arriving in the U.S. from Ukraine, Max Baron and his family faced obstacles many refugees do on their way to self-sufficiency. “It was a completely new life,” he said. …