Escaping conflict abroad, arrivals in Alaska seek stability and opportunity

War and political upheaval are driving a major increase in the number of refugees and other immigrants arriving in Alaska from overseas. Whatever the reasons and circumstances for their departure, they’re all seeking the same thing once they’re here — safety and security for their families. Adelyn Baxter has more on what that transition is like for new arrivals.  

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Matt Faubion is a videographer at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at mfaubion@alaskaoublic.org.