Utah was founded by refugees escaping oppression. Nothing has changed—every year, thousands of refugees flee famine, war and atrocities to find safe haven here. They may be running for their lives, but they bring with them talent and
courage that renews our sense of hope.


A Safe Place: Muhannad Saleh, Iraq

An Act of Faith: Rostan Loroon, Iran

The Never-ending Battle: Rozina Bahliba, Eritrea

Found in America: Atem Aleu, Sudan

Where God Lives: Joseph and Saran Nahas, Sierra Leone


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