Refugee advocacy group holds first in-person event since pandemic began in Jersey City

After a challenging year of socially distanced events and remote meetings, “Welcome Home Jersey City” is back in-person and ready to help refugees and asylum seekers looking to make the United States their home.

News 12 Staff

Jun 20, 2021, 9:25 PM

Updated 1,029 days ago

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After a challenging year of socially distanced events and remote meetings, “Welcome Home Jersey City” is back in-person and ready to help refugees and asylum seekers looking to make the United States their home.
Welcome Home Jersey City offers educational and employment services and support for refugees and asylum seekers. It had to shift their operation to virtual last year.
This is the third year that the organization held the refugee advocacy event and the first in-person meeting for the organization since the first major shut down over a year ago.
At Sunday's event, COVID-19 vaccines were administered to those who wanted to be vaccinated.
In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly designated the day as World Refugee Day, and in 2001, it was recognized globally. But before 2000, June 20 was known as Africa Refugee Day.


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