ECM previously profiled the amazing efforts of Project Refuge and its efforts to help new refugees who arrive alone in our region. But now the organization has fallen on hard times and was recently forced to shut down its housing for local refugees, including many torture victims. The nonprofit seeks angel donors to help revive its efforts. Read the stories of survivors helped, as well as Project Refugee organizers, below.
By Ariele Johannson
The following story is the journey of “Mr. Horeb Michael,” an East African refugee. His name is withheld for protection from reprisal:
February 25, 2013 (San Diego)--You must cross through 20 countries before you arrive in San Diego, to be detained once again. You have no plan to go to America. Your only goal is to escape. To do this you must leave your life: your family, livelihood, friends, and future.