With Nowhere Left to Run, Refugees are Still Waiting to Make This Home

The Pitch | January 12, 2010
When Foibe Nibitanga got a ticket to a new life in the United States, she didn't expect the fear and hunger of the refugee camp to follow her to Kansas City. The Burundi native leans forward, trying to speak over the cries of toddlers who, in the absence of toys, play with couch cushions and a set of keys.

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