New name, same mission! LIRS is becoming Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Bhuwan's Story

Hope Was There

Bhuwan Pyakurel lived in a refugee camp with his family for 18 years before being resettled by Global Refuge. He was elected to the city council of Reynoldsburg, Ohio in 2020—the first-ever Bhutanese-Nepali to be elected to office in the United States.

You have a right to change. You can vote. If you don't like the person who is in that office, you can run for office.

Bhuwan

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