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Many parts of the U.S. are currently experiencing winter conditions including snow, ice, and extremely cold temperatures. Newcomers may not be familiar with cold weather environments or proper safety methods. This post details resources and considerations for vehicle and transportation safety in winter that service providers can share with clients. This is part two of […]

Many parts of the U.S. are currently experiencing winter conditions including snow, ice, and extremely cold temperatures. Service providers should ensure that newcomer clients understand the necessary steps to prepare for extreme winter weather and have adequate resources for coping with winter storms and hazards. Many clients have never experienced cold winter environments and may […]

NRC-RIM has developed a collection of Hurricane Readiness social media assets designed to equip public health departments and community-based organizations to safeguard the well-being of Afghan newcomers during all phases of hurricane season. These resources are specifically written from a trauma-informed lens with the context of Afghans’ displacement in mind, and have been translated and […]


Safety planning and emergency preparedness are crucial aspects to consider when resettling a refugee family in the United States. Refugees may face specific challenges as they adapt to a new environment, and understanding safety planning strategies can help them stay protected and confident in their new community. This resource, created by Switchboard, provides guidance and […]

Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent in the United States and Canada. These fact sheets, developed by NRC-RIM, are intended to provide clients with information regarding wildfires and how they can stay safe. The resource is available in English, Dari, and Pashto.


This webinar covers public assistance services and how immigration status affects — or doesn’t affect — one’s ability to receive assistance in housing, disaster relief, and/or homelessness.

This self-paced course, developed by the IRC, explains the foundational skills of Psychological First Aid. It is designed for direct services staff and supervisors in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration contexts who support refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and other clients impacted by forced displacement. Learning objectives: Define Psychological First Aid (PFA) Understand the foundational principles of PFA Apply PFA […]

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) invites you to learn about how you can help provide a warm welcome for Afghan allies and friends with primary attention on the urgent need for both transitional and long-term housing. In the midst of the outpouring of support, local resettlement organizations have been busier than ever receiving Afghans already evacuated […]


This toolkit is designed to help strengthen existing emergency preparedness plans by ensuring immigrants and refugees are part of any emergency response. It contains checklists on inclusive communication practices, community assessments, building trust with refugee communities, and more. 


With the COVID-19 pandemic and greater occurrences of natural disasters, the need for inclusion in emergency management is paramount. This webinar discussed a variety of topics, including Welcoming America’s Inclusive Emergency Management Toolkit, which was created in partnership with the I-DIEM and focused on how organizations can develop more inclusive preparedness and practices in emergencies. […]