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HIAS

For almost 140 years, this organization has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and freedom.

CFC Number

10182

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13-5633307

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Maggie Whitehead/ HIAS.org

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Rachel Nusbaum / HIAS.org

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Dalaut and daughter
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Maggie Whitehead/ HIAS.org

Daulat was born in India but raised in Uganda. Until Idi Amin came to power, he was a Ugandan citizen and held a Ugandan passport. He owned a modest electronics repair shop in Kasese, where jukeboxes continuously bopped out Western rock and country hits.
In 1972, when Amin ordered all 60,000 residents of Asian descent to leave the country within 90 days or face imprisonment, the rest of Daulat’s family had a safety net: They used their British citizenship to move to England. Daulat, however, was only a citizen of Uganda. His exile left him stateless.

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U.S. HEADQUARTERS

1199 N. Fairfax St.
Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
800-836-4620
[email protected]

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