The coalition of ethnic groups that is reshaping refugee funding

Resettling in the U.S is a lifeline for many refugees, but often their needs are neglected after they settle in the country. A lack of representation in county programs, coupled with a shortage of resources, creates a gap between refugee communities’ needs and the programs meant to help them.

Amina Sheik Mohamed, the Director of the UC San Diego Refugee Health Unit and a refugee herself, reached out to 11 organizations from 15 different ethnic communities in San Diego to create a coalition that advocates for refugee communities as one group, providing representation, access to funding and assistance that allows them to achieve greater success together. 

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