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Invitation to Panel Discussion: South Sudan Refugee Crisis in San Diego

Filed in Event News by on June 23, 2017

Photo of four young smiling South Sudanese boys

In August 2017, Nile Sisters Development Initiative (NSDI) will host an informative panel of South Sudanese leaders and key stakeholders who will discuss the founding of ROSS (Republic of South Sudan), concerns over ballooning populations of refugees and IDPs (internally displaced populations), as well as the responses by international, national, and local entities.

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Recent South Sudan History
A jubilant world watched as the Republic of South Sudan (ROSS)
» became the world’s newest country on July 9, 2011, after enduring a tumultuous journey. Earlier in the year, a referendum vote» overwhelmingly decided that indigenous natives in Southern Sudan and those in the Diaspora would separate from Sudan and become an independent nation.

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Input Wanted for Regional Conference on Refugee / Ethnic Immigrant Health

Filed in Health Program News by on June 21, 2017

California is the largest refugee resettlement state in the United States. Since 1975, approximately 700,000 refugees have been resettled in California, excluding select individuals, such as Cuban / Haitian entrants and special immigration visa (SIV) holders. Many refugee and ethnic populations, especially newly arrived immigrants, are burdened with preventable health conditions that, often, impede successful integration into host communities and hamper the abilities of refugee and ethnic populations to thrive.

In 2018, Nile Sisters Development Initiative (NSDI), in partnership with the US Office of Minority Health, will host the Western Regional Conference on Refugee and Ethnic Immigrant Health. This conference will be an extension of the US Conference on African Immigrant Health, held annually in different parts of the country.

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