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ውልቀ ምወላ (Private Sponsorship) እንታይ ማለት’ዩ?

ምትብባዕን ምጥንኻርን USRAP (ቢሮ ህዝቢ፣ ስዱዳትን ተመዛበልቲን ኣሜሪካ) ኣካል ብምምሕዳር ባይደን ካብ ዝግበሩ ዘለዉ ፃዕሪታት ምስፋሕ ዕድላት ቀጥታዊ ተሳትፎ ኣሜሪካውያን ኣብ ዳግመ ምጥያሽ-ናብራ ስዱዳት እዩ፡፡

Private Sponsorship Explained

As part of the Biden Administration’s efforts to strengthen and enhance the USRAP, the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration announced it was expanding opportunities for everyday Americans to engage more directly in refugee resettlement.

Celebrating and Reflecting on Black History

Arlington, Va–As an organization founded by an African, ECDC is proud to celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of the Black community, not just this month but throughout the year. We know full well that Black people have played an important role in shaping the history and culture of the United States and the world.

Family reunion in Wausau

Wausau, Wisconsin — On January 19, a Congolese family arrived at the Wausau Central from a refugee camp in Zambia, Africa. The family, consisting of a couple and their four children, lived in a refugee camp for decades. All of the four children were born in the camp. The oldest is 12.

Milestone for Refugee Welcome in Wausau

ECDC’s Wisconsin branch office, the Multicultural Community Center, celebrated its 1st Anniversary, and its parent organization, the ECDC based in Arlington, also kicked off its commemorative year for its 40th year of operations at an event held in Wausau on January 19th.

2023—ECDC turns 40

As 2023 rings in ECDC’s 40th year, the community-based resettlement agency is preparing to commemorate its 40th year through a series of in-person and virtual events involving its 22-plus resettlement network of agencies across the United States, the clients it serves, and the communities it operates in.

ECDC expands its reach in 2023

To increase its capacity to resettle more refugees in the coming years without overwhelming saturated resettlement sites, ECDC will expand its operations to five new locations this year.