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A Day #WithRefugees

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Our day of work alongside our refugee friends ended with a bumpy ride back to the walled UNHCR compound that is our home for this week. During the ride, I was excited about the tasks we had accomplished and felt a sense of deep satisfaction and camaraderie that comes from collaborating with intelligent, creative, and hopeful people.

That excitement and satisfaction turned to frustration, sadness, and anger when we began a conversation with our ride partner, Chloe, a UNHCR staff member working on resettlement cases. She shared about the confusion and heartbreak that currently exists among Darfuris who have been waiting in a long, long line to be resettled to the USA. I could tell that Chloe cares about the refugees and understands the long, arduous process they have been through, only to be