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SALT LAKE CITY — They come from every corner of the world, bringing little more than a suitcase and the clothes on their back. What you don’t see is the silent backstory refugees carry with them, as well; one of human cruelty, violence and fear.
Every year, some 1,200 refugees arrive in Utah with the hope of a better future; and with Syria experiencing the largest refugee flight in current history, a great spotlight has been turned on this very needy population. While the current political climate surrounding this topic might not be favorable, refugees who are sent to Utah are considered especially lucky.
See how a unique relationship between church and state is changing the outcome for these refugee families. Meet the volunteers who are stepping up to fill the gap and learn what motivates them to get involved. And see how you can be part of the compassionate community that is changing these refugee’s lives forever, as they look for a place to call home.