United Nations official meets with refugees at Milwaukee's Neighborhood House

NOW: United Nations official meets with refugees at Milwaukee’s Neighborhood House

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee received a visit Tuesday from a United Nations official.

Kelly Clements, the Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, met with a group of refugees at Neighborhood House.

This educational resource center for refugees is the largest of its kind in Wisconsin. 

The commissioner says there are more forcibly displaced people in the world right now than ever before.

Clements says Milwaukee has a good model for taking in refugees and she's happy to see where they end up. 

"This is probably one of my favorite parts of the job because you're talking to refugees, you're having a chance to actually interact and see how they're settling into new communities," she said.

Clements also met with Mayor Tom Barrett to thank him for what she calls Milwaukee's long tradition of welcoming and integrating refugees.

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