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Nile Sisters Development Initiative aims to be a source of free, reliable, current information about refugees and other vulnerable foreign-born populations. We frequently conduct community assessments to establish the qualitative and quantitative evidence for the most pressing of current refugee and immigrant issues. We also offer reports compiled by other university, governmental, health, and social services researchers whose information could benefit our client community. To request inclusion in our publication library, submit a request by email: info@nilesisters.org


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Advancing Equity: Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health
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Title Advancing Equity: Refugee and Ethnic Mental Health
Content Overview of mental health concerns and emergent themes from community dialogues with refugee and ethnic service providers in San Diego County
Edition May 2017
Format Full-color PDF
Page Size 8.5″ x 11″
Page Count sixteen
   

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Certified Nursing Assistant Vocational Training
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Title Certified Nursing Assistant Vocational Training
Content Certified nursing assistant vocational training program 2016 achievements
Edition May 2017
Format Full-color PDF
Page Size 8.5″ x 11″
Page Count one
   

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Certified Nursing Assistant Vocational Training
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Title Certified Nursing Assistant Vocational Training
Content Certified nursing assistant vocational training program overview
Edition January 2017
Format Full-color PDF
Page Size 8.5″ x 11″
Page Count one
   

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Defenseless Against Female Genital Cutting
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Title Defenseless Against Female Genital Cutting
Content Overview of female genital cutting and extent of presence in the San Diego refugee community
Edition December 2016
Format Full-color PDF
Page Size 8.5″ x 11″
Page Count eight
   

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A Hand Up, Not a Handout
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Title A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: Expanding Healthcare Career Pathways to Refugees in San Diego County
Content Evaluation of NSDI (Nile Sisters Development Initiative) CNA (certified nursing assistant) program
Edition June 2016
Format Full-color PDF
Page Size 8.5″ x 11″
Page Count eight
   

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Oral Health Equity Project Needs Assessment in City Heights
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Title Oral Health Equity Project Needs Assessment in City Heights
Content San Diego refugee community evaluation of access to oral health providers
Edition January 2017
Format Full-color PDF
Page Size 8.5″ x 11″
Page Count one
   

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Refugees by Numbers
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Title Refugees by Number
Content Text and graphic overview of refugee statistics in San Diego County
Edition February 2017
Format Full-color PDF
Page Size 8.5″ x 11″
Page Count four
   
Citation 1 A refugee is defined as someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence.
Source United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2016) “Who is a Refugee”»
   
Citation 2 As of 2016, of the estimated 65.3 million people who are displaced worldwide, 21.3 million are refugees.
Source United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. (2016). “Figures at a Glance.”»
   
Citation 3 The United States has resettled more than 3.3 million refugees in the past 41 years.
Source Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. (2016). “Office of Admissions–Refugee Processing Center Summary of Refugee Admission.” Retrieved from: Historical Arrivals Broken Down by Region (1975–Present)»
   
Citation 4 For 18 to 24 months, refugees face screening by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and nine US government agencies, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
Source US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (2016) “Security Screening Processes of Refugees Admitted to the United States”»
   
Citation 5 Since 1975, the state of California has resettled 700,000 refugees.
Source California Department of Social Services (2016) “Fact Sheet: Refugee Resettlement”»
   
Citation 6 In the 1970s, people from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam comprised San Diego’s first wave of refugee resettlement.
Source San Diego Union Tribune (2015) “County Tops in Refugee Resettlement”»
   
Citation 7 Since the 1970s, approximately 100,000 refugees have resettled in San Diego.
Source KPBS (2013) “San Diego Marks World Refugee Day”»
   
Citation 8 During fiscal year 2015 / 2016, San Diego County resettled approximately 4,100 refugees.
Source San Diego Refugee Forum (2016) “San Diego County Resettlement Agencies Monthly Refugee Arrivals Report FF 15–16 by Country of Origin”»
   
Citation 9 An estimated 150,000 refugees reside in San Diego County.
Source KPBS (2011) “Refugees in San Diego Seek Representation in Redistricting”»
   
Citation 10 San Diego’s refugee population originates from a wide variety of countries. In fiscal year 2015 / 2016, the majority of refugees resettled in San Diego were from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Source San Diego Refugee Forum. (2016).“San Diego County Resettlement Agencies Monthly Refugee Arrivals Report FF 15–16 by Country of Origin.”»
   

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