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Save the Date for Global Tastes: The Centennial Edition!

As NSC celebrates 100 years of service, we’re thrilled to be hosting Global Tastes: The Centennial Edition at University City Science Center on March 24!

Global Tastes is our signature fundraiser, featuring global performances and “tastes” of international cuisine, and...

Announcing: Global Tastes 2022 Host Committee

As NSC celebrates 100 years of service, we’re thrilled to be hosting Global Tastes: The Centennial Edition at University City Science Center on March 24! Global Tastes is our signature fundraiser, featuring global performances and “tastes” of international cuisine, and this year...

Almost 2 Weeks After The Quake, Aid Is Just Getting To Some Remote Towns In Haiti

"Eleven days after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed 2,200 people and destroyed 50,000 homes in Haiti's southern peninsula, humanitarian groups and Haitians alike say that aid is only just now reaching some of the region's most remote communities. And residents say their needs are...

Press Coverage

How to help Afghan refugees: Where you can volunteer, donate, and more in Philadelphia

According to an announcement from the Pentagon this week, the U.S. government has plans to settle some 22,000 refugees coming to the country and house them temporarily in military bases, according to the Washington Post. And, according to the Department of State, Philadelphia is one of a number...

Immigration News

Stand with Philly's Afghan Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Advisory

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., August 20, 2021— With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, many Afghans are desperately trying to flee or taking cover for...

NSC Statement on Afghanistan

NSC is committed to supporting families seeking safety in the US from Afghanistan, now and in the future. We are monitoring the human crisis very closely. We stand in solidarity with the growing diaspora community in Philadelphia, and as a refugee resettlement agency, we stand ready to provide...
NSC News

Cambodian man freed from ICE detention after Philly groups push for his freedom

Saroun Khan, now 41, was about four when he and his parents landed in Philadelphia in 1984, as refugees from the Cambodian genocide. After serving more than a year in an ICE jail for an old crime--taking a car as a teenager—he has finally been freed from custody. Khan’s case was...

Partner News

I’m a doctor who examines asylum seekers. I want Biden to fix the asylum system.

"My patient asked me to evaluate him for evidence of his beatings and torture. This is a common scenario for doctors who examine asylum seekers. By documenting physical marks and psychological effects of refugees’ trauma, we can add credibility to their applications seeking asylum in...

Press Coverage

Deporting Asian refugees, activists say, is anti-Asian violence – and removals are up

The US is deporting a vast number of Asian immigrants, particularly Southeast Asians, many based on old criminal convictions. Anti-Asian violence comes in many forms, one being government policies that deport individuals who have lived in the US for decades to nations their families fled. One of...