From Burma to Atlanta:

Photos of resettlement of refugee families from Burma

Resettlement: Arrival | Orientation | Casework | Children | Volunteers   Events: Karen New Year | Chin Festivals | Burmese Thingyan | Karenni deeku

Culture: Food | Craft & Clothing | Tradition & History | Worship | Sports | Sharing    Stories: Nuag Reh, a Karenni elder

Casework & Programs









Here I am in the World Relief office withour first Karenni Burmese families as we help them to apply for programs and classes. These programs will help them as they ready themselves to find jobs of their own. Meeting with a representative from the Department of Children and Family Services, this Chin family goes over the rules and regulations of the state of Georgia assistance programs for refugees. Health checks and clinic visits are an important part of the refugee process. The local refugee clinic is able to provide vaccinations and health screenings with a Burmese interpreter for the families. Providing basic necessities is a need that local churches often help meet, including providing the opportunity for people to receive donated clothes at their clothing missions. Here a group of Burmese refugees--Chin, Karen, Burmese, and other groups--all get ready for a job application together at a chicken processing plant over two hours away from their homes; the long commute is an example of the difficult measures people must endure to make successful lives here. English language classes are key for new refugees. Here a group of Karen men take the entrance evaluation exam at the local Dekalb Tech ESL program. We offer ESL programs at the World Relief office as well. Here newly arrived Chin and Karen students study English together. "Graduation" from English class means that students are hopefully ready to tackle the task of looking for a job