Gabriel San Roman
OC Vietnamese and Syrian Communities Team for Syrian Refugee Relief
Updated: Sep 7, 2020
The tragic image of lifeless toddler Aylan Kurdi on the shores of a Turkish beach has come to symbolize the Syrian refugee crisis. The photo galvanized people across the world to act on behalf of Syrians fleeing their homeland torn by years of civil war. In Orange County, where a growing number of Syrians are arriving, Vietnamese and Arab-Americans are joining together to #Walk4Refugees this Sunday. "The Vietnamese and Arab community share the same struggle in our countries back home," says Asian Pacific Cultural Foundation's Dr. Jonathan Bao Huynh. "We are connected by the refugee story here in Orange County."
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