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MinnPost’s “New Americans” beat is dedicated to covering the state’s immigrant and refugee communities, chronicling the contributions and challenges faced by these groups as they transform the notion of what it means to be a Minnesotan in the 21st century.

Farhio Khalif

First-of-its-kind shelter offers a safe haven for East African and Muslim women in Minnesota fleeing abuse

Farhio Khalif founded the shelter after seeing an unusually high number of domestic abuse cases involving mothers and young girls in the Twin Cities’ East African community.