Roman and Sofia's Story: Refuge from Ukraine | Global Refuge

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Roman and Sofia's Story

Refuge from Ukraine

We feel like we can stand on our own feet now.

One year after the war in Ukraine began, Global Refuge staff traveled to Philadelphia to meet some of the Ukrainians who have been served by our partner office, Bethany Christian Services.

Meet Roman and Sofia, a young couple rebuilding their lives; Viktoria, whose joyous reunion with her family she’ll never forget; and Olesia and Kira, a young mom and daughter who came to the United States with nothing but are finally beginning to feel at home.


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