New Toolkit for Community Partners and Sponsors

Integrating Cultural Orientation throughout the resettlement process helps newcomers retain the information that is essential to adapt to their new lives and achieve self-sufficiency. To assist community partners and sponsors in this effort, CORE released a new Cultural Orientation toolkit to guide those who work with newcomers. The toolkit will help users incorporate key Cultural Orientation […]

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Updated Afghan Backgrounder Now Available

Do you want to gain a better understanding of Afghans arriving to the United States? CORE’s updated Afghan Backgrounder is now available in both a web format and a more detailed PDF. This resource provides an overview of Afghanistan’s history, Afghan culture, and tips for working with Afghans around key Cultural Orientation topics. The web […]

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Refugee Resettlement during COVID-19: Trends and Practices

A health worker raises the awareness of patients waiting for their appointments outside a primary health care clinic. Photo/IRC

As the Coronavirus pandemic unfolded, Cultural Orientation providers and other resettlement staff in the United States developed innovative ways to support newly arrived clients. Meanwhile, at Resettlement Support Centers overseas, Cultural Orientation providers have the difficult task of preparing applicants for a resettlement journey fraught with even more uncertainties. As regular departures are set to […]

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