Reports on the history of the Bantu people living in Somalia, who were displaced by civil war, spent years as refugees in Kenya, and ultimately were accepted for resettlement in the United States. Published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a special issue of the magazine Refugees, this report contains articles that describe: (1) the decade-long effort of UNHCR officials to find a permanent home for the thousands of Bantu living in refugee camps in Kenya after fleeing war-ravaged Somalia, which culminated in the largest-ever resettlement program undertaken out of Africa; (2) the obstacles that face the nearly 12,000 refugees upon arriving in North America, including adjusting to cultural freedoms and a technologically driven society; (3) the Bantu’s history of oppression, including slavery, serfdom, discrimination, and, most recently, terrorization by Somali gunmen; (4) life in exile in the series of refugee camps that Kenya established along its Indian Ocean coastline and near the village of Dadaab, which entailed physical restrictions and other deprivations and no guarantee against violence; and (5) the process of documenting and interviewing refugees for admission into the U.S. and their passage to freedom. Also contains numerous photographs.