Our state’s early pioneers came to Idaho for the same reasons modern-day refugees do—for a better quality of life and more opportunities to achieve their dreams. Most refugees who come here make Idaho their home. They become part of our community and make many positive economic and cultural contributions. Their stories and heritage are rich. Just like yours.

Chakoma  Tahuri

Meet Chakoma Tahuri, Afghanistan
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Amuri Kasomo

Meet Amuri Kasomo, Democratic Republic of Congo
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Abdullahi  Mohamed

Meet Abdullahi Mohamed , Somalia
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