Jericho Road Ministries

If you want to see how refugees are changing Buffalo, N.Y., the West Side Bazaar is a good place to start. It's an incubator for immigrant-owned businesses. And it's the only place in town where you can eat Ethiopian sponge bread, Burmese noodles and Peruvian chicken at the same table. It's also a market with clothing and gifts.

"We are like family here — families from different countries," says Nadeen Yousef, who moved to Buffalo from Iraq last year. Yousef now has a booth at the bazaar, where she sells handmade macrame wall hangings and art.

New non-profit to assist local Burmese population

Sep 6, 2013
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A new support center aims to assist the large Burmese population in Buffalo. The Burmese Community Support Center is located on Buffalo’s Westside and is run by the Burmese community.