IIB Trains WNY Catholic Healthcare System Employees on Cultural Competence

Recently, IIB Director of International Exchanges and Education, May Shogan, completed a series of nine Cultural Competency training sessions for WNY’s Catholic Healthcare. Healthcare providers, technicians, and administration personnel attended the courses. The courses focused on working effectively with refugee and immigrant patients. The IIB Cultural Competency Program, offered through our International Exchanges and Education …
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Tuesday, March 14: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Dr. Subhashni Raj presents at the Great Decisions Speaker Series

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted grain shipments from the major grain producer, sparked fears of global food shortages. But what about countries and regions that were suffering before this impending shortage? How is famine defined and how is it different from simple food shortages? Why is that difference important? What remedies are there? …
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Rest in Peace, Firefighter Jason Arno

We join the community in mourning the tragic loss of firefighter, Jason Arno. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, the firefighters of Engine 2, and all of Buffalo’s bravest. His sacrifice will be remembered.  

We Must Settle 65 Refugees by April 5th!

Help give them the household goods they need for their new home! To donate goods, call (716)416-5708 or email mfenton@iibuff.org (Updated Friday, March 10) Here is who needs your help and when they are arriving: Wednesday, March 15 Congolese family of 5 Wednesday, March 22 Colombian family of 1 (coming to reunite with their aunt …
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IIB Statement on the Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

One year ago today, Russia invaded Ukraine, causing the worst refugee crisis in a generation. On this tragic anniversary, we continue to stand with the Ukrainian people, no matter where the diaspora temporarily placed them. IIB stands ready to assist refugees from Ukraine. We continue our century-long tradition of supporting refugees and immigrants in need …
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February 2023 Newsletter

The latest and the greatest information from the International Institute of Buffalo in the form of our February 2023 Newsletter!

“Be Prepared for Winter Weather” Smart Advice in Any Language

Stay Safe! Stay Warm! Pass these fliers along to anyone who might need them! Pass this important winter weather preparedness info along on your social media or at your school, church, library, club, or anywhere else that makes sense. In the City of Good Neighbors and throughout Western New York, the snow and winter weather …
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IIB Statement on the Sentencing of the Tops Shooter

The gunman who killed 10 and wounded three of our neighbors at Tops Friendly Markets last May has finally been sentenced on state charges to life without parole. While he must still answer the federal charges, this closes one chapter in this sorrowful tale; let this buoy us. As the judicial process continues, the International …
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Devastating Earthquakes Impact Already-Vulnerable Refugees

Recently, in the early morning, many Western New Yorkers woke up to their beds, tables, or water glasses mysteriously shaking. Shortly after, reports confirmed a 3.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the region, the epicenter located in West Seneca. While it certainly was a new experience for many and worthy of watercooler conversations throughout the day, we …
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