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Refugee resettlement office to open in Brattleboro

A bright, sunny day in downtown Brattleboro.
Howard Weiss-Tisman
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VPR
The Ethiopian Community Development Council will open its refugee resettlement office, the Multicultural Community Center, on Oct. 29 in Brattleboro.

Live call-in discussion: More than 100,000 refugees were evacuated from Afghanistan in the last few months. Vermont will soon welcome around 100 of them. When they arrive, they’ll face challenges like adjusting to a new culture, finding jobs and housing, and recovering from post-tramautic stress.

This hour, we speak to advocates working on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers. They are busy right now, preparing for the new arrivals.

Broadcast live on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at noon.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
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