Refugees http://nhpr.org en New Program Helps Refugee Women Start Home Child Care Business http://nhpr.org/post/new-program-helps-refugee-women-start-home-child-care-business <p>A new program helps refugees earn money by training stay-at-home moms to be entrepreneurs in the child care industry.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 45374 at http://nhpr.org New Program Helps Refugee Women Start Home Child Care Business N.H. Bhutanese Community Shaken By Recent Suicide, Seeks To Prevent Others http://nhpr.org/post/nh-bhutanese-community-shaken-recent-suicide-seeks-prevent-others <p>In November, a Bhutanese refugee living in Concord killed himself. Nationally, Bhutanese refugees have the highest suicide rate of any refugee population. And here in New Hampshire, where nearly 2,000 Bhutanese refugees have resettled in the last six years, the community is scrambling to answer the questions ‘why does this happen?’ and ‘how do we prevent it?’</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 41895 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Bhutanese Community Shaken By Recent Suicide, Seeks To Prevent Others Bhutanese Refugees In The Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/bhutanese-refugees-granite-state <p>A new documentary by New Hampshire filmmaker Doria Bramante follows exiles from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan as they abandon their twenty-year effort to return home from Nepalese refugee camps and decide to seek a new life in America. Many of these refugees have resettled in the New Hampshire cities of Concord, Manchester, and Laconia. Today we take a look at their incredible journey…along with the challenges and successes of starting over in the Granite State.</p><p><u><strong>GUESTS:</strong></u></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40223 at http://nhpr.org Bhutanese Refugees In The Granite State Refugee Documentary Screens In Concord http://nhpr.org/post/refugee-documentary-screens-concord <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-size:16px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;font-family:'Helvetica Neue'">An independent documentary produced and directed by two Durham residents chronicles the journey of three refugee families, from their home country of Bhutan to resettlement here in New Hampshire. </span></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:08:24 +0000 Shannon Dooling 37940 at http://nhpr.org Speaking Up About Violence In A "Forgotten" Country http://nhpr.org/post/speaking-about-violence-forgotten-country <p>It may be the largest war in the world that we don’t hear about. The death toll of what is now called the Great War of Africa likely stretches into the millions.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 22:00:47 +0000 Brady Carlson 27424 at http://nhpr.org Speaking Up About Violence In A "Forgotten" Country Group Looks To Counter 'Misinformation' About Refugee Resettlement Efforts In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/group-looks-counter-misinformation-about-refugee-resettlement-efforts-nh <p></p><p>Lawmakers and members of the public met in Concord today to learn more about refugee resettlement efforts in New Hampshire. The breakfast gathering was organized by Lutheran Social Services, a non-profit that offers new refugees a range of services including short-term housing and English-language training.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:44:37 +0000 Todd Bookman 27091 at http://nhpr.org Group Looks To Counter 'Misinformation' About Refugee Resettlement Efforts In N.H. The Story of the Bhutanese http://nhpr.org/post/story-bhutanese <p>For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year.&nbsp; A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State. We’ll hear their stories, their challenges and hopes for a new life in America.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 16614 at http://nhpr.org The Story of the Bhutanese Beatrice Munyenyezi's Retrial May Be As Complex As the First http://nhpr.org/post/beatrice-munyenyezis-retrial-may-be-complex-first <p>Manchester resident Beatrice Munyenyezi goes on trial on charges she lied about her involvement in the Rwandan genocide to come to the United States and obtain US citizenship.<br><br> If that sounds familiar, that's because Munyenyezi was on trial earlier this year on the same charges, but the jury couldn't agree on a verdict and <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/mistrial-genocide-case">the judge declared a mistrial</a>.<br> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:07:24 +0000 Brady Carlson 11879 at http://nhpr.org Neighborhood Stained by Graffiti Rallies http://nhpr.org/post/neighborhood-stained-graffiti-rallies <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">A rally was held in Concord today in reaction to racist graffiti discovered last weekend on the home of Somali refugees in the city&rsquo;s South End. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:00:33 +0000 Taylor Quimby 10523 at http://nhpr.org Neighborhood Stained by Graffiti Rallies Mayor "disturbed" by latest hate crime http://nhpr.org/post/mayor-disturbed-latest-hate-crime <div><p>Concord&rsquo;s mayor Jim Bouley says the city isn&rsquo;t going to tolerate hate crime against its refugee residents. On Sunday morning, a<a href="http://concord-nh.patch.com/articles/concord-police-investigating-new-racist-graffiti-incident-in-south-end"> racist message </a>written in black permanent marker appeared on the house of a Somali family in the city&rsquo;s South End. Bouley stopped by NHPR to talk about this latest incident, which was nearly identical to graffiti that appeared on three refugee homes last fall.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:35:47 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 10518 at http://nhpr.org Mayor "disturbed" by latest hate crime Teaching Refugee Students: Challenges and Rewards http://nhpr.org/post/teaching-refugee-students-challenges-and-rewards <p>As part of our year-long series on New Hampshire&#39;s Immigration Story, we&#39;ve looked at what it&#39;s like for a refugee to arrive in New Hampshire, speaking a different language, and having to learn new customs.</p><p>For young refugees who enroll in New Hampshire schools, the challenges can be even greater - and the same goes for teachers working with them.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 17:12:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 5681 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story: Culture Clashes http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-immigration-story-culture-clashes <p>As part of our series on New Hampshire’s Immigration Story, we look at what difficulties tend to come up, again and again – also, how different people draw the lines between assimilation and maintaining their culture.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:37:22 +0000 Laura Knoy 5323 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story: Culture Clashes Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm http://nhpr.org/post/refugees-start-fresh-farm <p>As a farmer in Bhutan, Laxmi Narayan Mishre provided food and stability for his family.</p><p>But when ethnic tensions flared in the small Himalayan country, his land was seized.</p><p>With his wife and ten children, Mishre would spend the next two decades living in a cramped refugee camp in neighboring Nepal. Rumors swirled about a possible resettlement to America, and what life would be like here. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:31:43 +0000 Todd Bookman 5348 at http://nhpr.org Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm North County Reps Evenly Spilt On Vote Reviving Refugee Moratorium Bill http://nhpr.org/post/north-county-reps-evenly-spilt-vote-reviving-refugee-moratorium-bill <p>North Country representatives split&nbsp;along party lines&nbsp;in&nbsp;voting Tuesday on a bill that would allow towns and cities to have a one-year moratorium on having refugees settle in their jurisdictions.</p><p>Seven were in favor. Seven against.&nbsp;Two were excused&nbsp;from voting.</p><p>As NHPR has&nbsp;reported&nbsp;the bill previously&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-house-passes-refugee-moratorium-bill">passed the House&nbsp;</a>but had&nbsp;<a href="http://nhpr.org/post/senate-committee-no-refugee-moratorium">trouble when it reached the Senate</a>.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 16:44:17 +0000 Chris Jensen 4906 at http://nhpr.org Senate Committee: No to Refugee Moratorium http://nhpr.org/post/senate-committee-no-refugee-moratorium <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A senate committee has voted to send a bill that would allow communities to ask for a one year moratorium on refugee resettlement for further study.</p><p>The committee voted 3-1 to refer the bill to interim study, with Senator David Boutin from Hooksett dissenting. That vote is a polite way of asking the full senate to let the measure die quietly.</p><p>Committee Chair Senator Jack Barnes says he doesn&rsquo;t think the state legislature has the authority to pass this bill.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:14:45 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3179 at http://nhpr.org Senate Committee: No to Refugee Moratorium