One of the last refugee families to be resettled in New England arrived in Manchester, NH on Thursday. President Trump issued an executive order last week that barred any new refugees for 120 days, but they were allowed entrance due to a waiver for previously approved refugees. Sendegeya Bayavuge, a 52-year-old farmer, and six other members of the family had been living at a refugee camp inUganda for two decades after escaping the violence in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photographer Craig F. Walker documented their arrival and the beginning of a new life in Lowell, Mass.
Vanisi Vzamukunda comforts her sleepy daughter Sarah, 7, while waiting for their baggage at the Manchester–Boston Regional Airport . The family is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has spent two decades in Uganda refugee camps. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
from Big Picture
from Blogger February 03, 2017 at 01:15PM