A New Normal

I had a conversation with a former refugee friend today about her experiences. She said being a refugee is “going from a place of familiarity to unfamiliarity where you have to find a new normal that is different from anyone else’s normal.” When I heard this I was reminded how isolating it can be to walk the refugee highway, trying to find ‘normal’ in places and situations no one should ever have to consider ‘normal.’ Our work in Dzaleka is focused on helping to break the isolation of living in a refugee camp and to help refugees recover from the pains and loss of walking the refugee highway.

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