Welcome to Snapshots of Resettlement: A Digital Showcase of Images and Stories of Resettled Refugees in Utica, NY!

Utica, NY is now home to about 14,000 refugees who were forced from their original homes due to political or ethnic conflict. They come from many different countries, for example, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Congo, Somalia, Sudan, Bosnia, Russia, the former Soviet Union, Iraq, and Yemen. Many people spent years or even decades in refugee camps before being resettled by the U.S. government. These snapshots of resettlement tell the stories of where the refugees came from, what their lives were like in refugee camps, and how things have turned out for them in central New York. … more