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This Is the Only Shelter for Refugees in NYC

Published on: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:49:11 UTC
News Agency: CNN
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Edafe Okporo is the director of the only shelter in New York City that provides housing for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. He knows what it’s like to arrive in the U.S. with nowhere to go. Okporo left Nigeria seeking asylum after he was attacked by a mob because of his sexual orientation. With the hope of a better life, he came to the U.S., but soon realized he faced another battle. Refugees can undergo harsh treatment, having to navigate complex asylum law and face time in detention centers. Still, he persevered, and built a life for himself. Now, Okporo is helping others do the same. If you would like to get involved, visit: http://rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

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