FAMILY REUNION: Refugee Brothers Reunited
Separated by a war in their native county, six long years of waiting came to an end Friday for two brothers.
The pair was separated after fleeing war-torn Sudan in 2003.
Thirty-six-year-old Abdallah Hejaz Azraq was brought to Des Moines by the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement program.
Friday, he finally got to welcome his younger brother 29-year-old Elfadil Musa to his new home.
This year, Catholic Charities will resettle around 200 refugees who have been forced to leave their homelands. Resettlement efforts include help with housing, food, transportation, cultural orientation and finding a job.