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How Cincinnati Is Working To Develop A Support System For Refugees

There are as many as 25,000 refugees living in Greater Cincinnati.
There are as many as 25,000 refugees living in Greater Cincinnati.
There are as many as 25,000 refugees living in Greater Cincinnati.
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There are as many as 25,000 refugees living in Greater Cincinnati.

Refugees are people who have fled their homelands due to war, persecution and political upheaval; there are as many as 12,000 to 25,000 refugees living in Greater Cincinnati, according to Junior League of Cincinnati. They come from all over the world, from Syria to Ethiopia to Vietnam.

And while Cincinnati is much safer and more stable than the areas they fled, these individuals and families face a variety of challenges as they try to adapt to entirely new surroundings and a new way of life.

Organizations such asRefugeeConnectand Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio are hoping to provide a sustainable support system to these individuals and ensure they are properly settled. Joining us to talk about refugees, their plight and ways to help areRefugeeConnectProgram Director Robyn Lamont; Catholic Charities Director of Refugee Resettlement Services, MeganZarnitz; immigration lawyer and founder of TheFleischerLaw Firm LLC, RichardFleischer; andZiadRazzak, who lived in Saudi Arabia and Beirut, Lebanon before immigrating to the United States. 

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