Friends of Refugees

A U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Watchdog Group

Refugee Resettlement Services: What Low Standards Produce

Posted by Christopher Coen on February 29, 2012

This is an extra scene from Nickel City Smiler, a documentary film about Karen refugees in Buffalo. Donna Pepero, head of the Refugee School Impact Program in the Buffalo Public Schools, talks about a resettlement agency in Buffalo that dropped off a refugee family to an apartment furnished with just part of a sectional sofa – not even any beds:

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