2017 August


Wednesday, August 30, 2017: How Houston’s Refugees Are Facing Harvey — And Giving Back To The City That Took Them In

At first, Dayana Halawo’s children, 5 and 7 years old, thought Hurricane Harvey’s thunderclaps were a more familiar sound: bombs.

Halawo, 28, and her family came to Houston from Syria as refugees last August, and until recently, she had planned to throw a party to celebrate their one-year anniversary in the country. But in the days leading up to the hurricane, she instead made five trips to the grocery store, returning each time she remembered another item she and her family might need to wait out the storm. She stopped by her neighbors’ homes to make sure they had enough food and water. By Sunday, the roads surrounding her home were flooded, forcing her to stay inside.


Friday, August 18, 2017: Meat UP 2017

Meat UP 2017 - In partnership with a locally operated and state-licensed farm, this annual meat drive provides more than 3500 lbs of meat to hundreds of resettled refugee families across the Houston area. Visit www.refugeelink.com/meatup for more information!
New office

Wednesday, August 9, 2017: On the move!

We are excited to let you all know that starting next month Amaanah's headquarters will be moving! Our new office compliments the tremendous growth and our future plans. This would not have been possible with out all of our supporters that continue to support us along the way. Thank you!