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The Essence of Good

The Essence of Good How do you repay someone for the gift of life? What is it you wouldn’t do? I imagine you’d do anything. Janis Shinwari, the Afghan translator who worked with my Army unit in Afghanistan, saved my life (check out the amazing story here), and those of four other American soldiers over […]

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Updates to SIV Resettlement Cities and Procedures

     On June 8th, the US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration announced changes to the Reception and Placement process for SIVs, effective immediately. The Reception and Placement (R&P) program is the program that assists SIVs for the first 90 days of their life in the US and covers services such […]

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Today is World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day, a day for us all to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees across the globe.  Refugees are people who’ve been forced to flee their homes due to persecution, war, violence, or famine. For many of us, we hear the word “refugee” and we immediately think of […]

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Who are refugees?

Who are refugees?   Refugees are people who’ve been forced to flee their homes due to persecution, war, violence, or famine. For many of us, we hear the word “refugee” and we immediately think of the most vulnerable individuals in the world – the boy on the beach in Syria or a starving child in […]

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Freedom Matters

  We are excited to be launching a new #FREEDOMMATTERS campaign to support the many interpreters who served us so valiantly in Afghanistan and Iraq, and we need your help. We are hoping to raise up to $100,000 to enable them to build new lives here in America. It really is the greatest gift we can give them. […]

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Help for Blacklisted Interpreters

No One Left Behind recently met with the U.S. Department of State to advocate for the many ‘blacklisted’ interpreters. A blacklisted interpreter is one who has been rejected from receiving or applying for an SIV due to: Having been terminated for cause, Being security ineligible, Failing a security review, or Failing the CI polygraph. We […]

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Volunteer Profile: Jamie Gold

We wanted to find out about what it’s like volunteering for No One Left Behind, so we talked to Jamie Gold, who works tirelessly to help out in the San Diego area.  Here’s what she had to say: I’m an author, journalist, professional speaker and Certified Kitchen Designer.  All of my talks and writing, including […]

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Alive Day – Just what it says

The word “Saint” isn’t used as much today as it used to be. Maybe it should be; it’s a word in my world for sure.  By definition a saint is a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as going to heaven after death. That’s the only way I can describe Janis, the […]

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Generous Donor and Car Dealership Work with NOLB to Support Our Mission

As NOLB continues to assist the Afghan and Iraq interpreters (SIVs)  and their families who are re-settling in the US, we have found that providing a vehicle is the single most critical step to get the SIV to self-sufficiency. With a car comes employment and financial stability which allows NOLB to reallocate funds to other […]

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Helping a Veteran Hero in Omaha, NE

I want to take this opportunity to thank NOLB for helping me in providing services to a very deserving Afghan former interpreter name Waheed who arrived in Omaha, NE about two weeks ago. Waheed had worked as an interpreter since 2003 and had been involved in many combat operations in Kandahar, Jalalabad, Bagram, Gazni and […]

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