Who is a United Nations Refugee?

Nearly 33 million people around the world are uprooted from their homes and communities by persecution and armed conflict. These refugees’ loss is incalculable: they may lose their home, livelihood, safety, belongings, or family. Currently, less than one percent of these refugees are resettled to a permanent home.(To learn more about the UN refugees, visit the website)

Upon arrival, the success of these lucky families depend on the welcome they receive from their new community.  Today’s refugees are often met with indifference, bureaucratic obstacles, and suspicion. Refugees have traveled great distances under terrible circumstances and deserve to be treated with compassion. 
They come seeking those same rights our forebears sought: the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Iskashitaa hopes to make this vision of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness a reality for Tucson’s refugees.  Please take the time to learn more about Iskashitaa.

We hope that awareness will inform compassion, and that compassion will inspire action.