Refugees are immigrants who flee from their home countries to escape war or persecution, but once they arrive in the United States they must rely on local organizations and individuals to help them adjust. Justin Semahoro and Lun Mang had never even heard of Saint Louis before they arrived here as refugees. Both are burdened by trauma from the past, but Justin’s language and job skills have helped along his journey. Their stories of resettlement show the challenges refugees face in a new land and the local people they depend on.

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