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Refugees In Atlanta

  1. 1. Refugees in Atlanta<br />hardship, hope, and helping<br />Book Proposal for KSU MAPW coursework<br />
  2. 2. Refugees in Motion<br />The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) protects refugees in nations all around the world.<br />Screening for resettlement is harsh, and simple life choices can result in disqualification.<br />Refugee camps do the best they can; however, they are often over-populated, limited on resources, and only marginally safe.<br />
  3. 3. Refugee Nations<br />44 nations welcome refugees that apply through the UN Refugee Agency.<br />As of the 1st semester of 2009, the United States continues to be the leading recipient of asylum applications.<br />An estimated 23,700 individuals submitted a claim.<br />Data dated October 21, 2009 from the UNHCR.<br />
  4. 4. Refugees in Atlanta<br />This illustrated book will bring the reader into the world of immigration and show them the impact of resettlement agencies, government aid, and community support in helping refugees rebuild their lives in Atlanta, Georgia.<br />Photos<br />First-hand accounts<br />Successes and failures<br />Resettlement agency profiles<br />Interviews with volunteers and refugees<br />
  5. 5. Atlanta Resettlement Agencies<br />Atlanta Bhutanese Refugee Support Group<br />
  6. 6. Resettlement Area: Dekalb County<br />Clarkston, Doraville, Decatur, Stone Mountain<br />MARTA<br />
  7. 7. Helping Hands<br />Resettlement Agencies agree to provide:<br />Furnished home<br />Help with rent and utilities<br />Health care<br />Nutritious, affordable food<br />English language classes<br />Education for children<br />Social services and community support<br />Legal services towards residency and citizenship<br />