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.  

Matt Faubion is a videographer, editor and still photographer at Alaska Public Media. He is also a musician playing in various bands such as Tanana Rafters and the Roland Roberts band. For six years, Matt has been working in media and video production with the melp of mentors from KTUU and Denali Media.

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