Ethiopian Community Development Council

‘We cannot let this tragedy and violence be a stopping point’

We were horrified, along with all Vermonters, to learn of the shooting of three Palestinian students in Burlington, Vermont.

As a refugee resettlement agency working to help those displaced by violence in their home countries start new lives here in the United States, this violence so close to home is jarring.

We condemn these horrific attacks and, as an agency, we commit to working with local, state, and national partners to continue our work to make Vermont a safe place for all.

"Often when we discuss our work, we talk about the immediate needs of clients when they first arrive in the United States," said Joe Wiah, our executive director. "However, our work goes far beyond that. Through our multicultural community centers in Bennington and Brattleboro, we are working with communities so that they can be places where people from many different cultures and backgrounds can feel at home."...

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