Fatimah Mohammidin, left, and her husband, Yassir Haroune, center, are married during a celebration at the Gourmet Banquet Hall in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. The couple were engaged in Darfur in 2006.

Fatimah Mohammidin, left, and her husband, Yassir Haroune, center, are married during a celebration at the Gourmet Banquet Hall in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. The couple were engaged in Darfur in 2006.

 Yassir Haroune's palms are painted with henna, a tradition for men on the days of their wedding and circumcision.

Yassir Haroune's palms are painted with henna, a tradition for men on the days of their wedding and circumcision.

 Yassir Haroune is hoisted by friends and relatives during his wedding celebration. His bride had arrived in New York just two weeks earlier.

Yassir Haroune is hoisted by friends and relatives during his wedding celebration. His bride had arrived in New York just two weeks earlier.

 Members of the Darfurian community call for action against the Sudanese government in  Dag Hammerstein Plaza near the United Nations in April 2011.

Members of the Darfurian community call for action against the Sudanese government in Dag Hammerstein Plaza near the United Nations in April 2011.

 Darfurians rally near the United Nations in March 2009 to celebrate the International Criminal Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, who was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Darfurians rally near the United Nations in March 2009 to celebrate the International Criminal Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, who was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

 Groups supporting and opposing the government in Darfur clash at a rally near the United Nations. Four police officers were injured and four demonstrators were arrested.

Groups supporting and opposing the government in Darfur clash at a rally near the United Nations. Four police officers were injured and four demonstrators were arrested.

 A demonstrator is arrested following a clash near the United Nations between groups opposing and supporting the Sudanese government, his blood visible on a police officer's shoe.

A demonstrator is arrested following a clash near the United Nations between groups opposing and supporting the Sudanese government, his blood visible on a police officer's shoe.

 Darfurian immigrants come together to break the day's Ramadan fast. The wooden catou is wrapped in a braided fabric called a mandala and filled with assida, a thick porridge made from ground millet and okra, a staple in Darfur.

Darfurian immigrants come together to break the day's Ramadan fast. The wooden catou is wrapped in a braided fabric called a mandala and filled with assida, a thick porridge made from ground millet and okra, a staple in Darfur.

 Adeba Rabeh prepares a dessert with her daughter Samah, 9, in the family's Kensington apartment.

Adeba Rabeh prepares a dessert with her daughter Samah, 9, in the family's Kensington apartment.

 Anes Mahamat, 6, watches the Disney Channel in his bedroom in 2009.

Anes Mahamat, 6, watches the Disney Channel in his bedroom in 2009.

 Gouma Mahamat holds religious sephaa beads in his Kensington apartment. The faint lines on his temple, received at age 2, identify him as a member of the Zaghawa tribe. Mr. Mahamat, a father of five, arrived in the United States in 1987. He considers himself the founder of the Brooklyn enclave of immigrants from Darfur, which now numbers over 300.

Gouma Mahamat holds religious sephaa beads in his Kensington apartment. The faint lines on his temple, received at age 2, identify him as a member of the Zaghawa tribe. Mr. Mahamat, a father of five, arrived in the United States in 1987. He considers himself the founder of the Brooklyn enclave of immigrants from Darfur, which now numbers over 300.

 Mahdi Nouk, who drives a cab 13 hours a day, takes a turn in Borough Park, Brooklyn in 2008. Nouk travels frequently to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he has a wife and child. Fort Wayne and Des Moines, Iowa, are among the other locations in the United States with enclaves of immigrants from Darfur. Many of the Sudanese in Brooklyn came by way of Fort Wayne, where they had trouble finding enough work.

Mahdi Nouk, who drives a cab 13 hours a day, takes a turn in Borough Park, Brooklyn in 2008. Nouk travels frequently to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he has a wife and child. Fort Wayne and Des Moines, Iowa, are among the other locations in the United States with enclaves of immigrants from Darfur. Many of the Sudanese in Brooklyn came by way of Fort Wayne, where they had trouble finding enough work.

 Ahmat Nour, president of the Darfur People's Association of New York (DPANY), delivers bananas to a bodegas and grocery stores off Coney Island Ave. in Brooklyn.

Ahmat Nour, president of the Darfur People's Association of New York (DPANY), delivers bananas to a bodegas and grocery stores off Coney Island Ave. in Brooklyn.

 Abdallah Abaker, 37, who came to the United States from Darfur in 2001, works on a painting of Nelson Mandela. Mr. Abaker paints when he is not driving a taxi, which he does 13 hours a day, seven days a week.

Abdallah Abaker, 37, who came to the United States from Darfur in 2001, works on a painting of Nelson Mandela. Mr. Abaker paints when he is not driving a taxi, which he does 13 hours a day, seven days a week.

 Farrah Kharif, 35, looks out from the second floor of his Marlborough Street apartment three years after immigrating to the United States from Darfur.

Farrah Kharif, 35, looks out from the second floor of his Marlborough Street apartment three years after immigrating to the United States from Darfur.

 Fatimah Mohammidin, left, and her husband, Yassir Haroune, center, are married during a celebration at the Gourmet Banquet Hall in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. The couple were engaged in Darfur in 2006.
 Yassir Haroune's palms are painted with henna, a tradition for men on the days of their wedding and circumcision.
 Yassir Haroune is hoisted by friends and relatives during his wedding celebration. His bride had arrived in New York just two weeks earlier.
 Members of the Darfurian community call for action against the Sudanese government in  Dag Hammerstein Plaza near the United Nations in April 2011.
 Darfurians rally near the United Nations in March 2009 to celebrate the International Criminal Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, who was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
 Groups supporting and opposing the government in Darfur clash at a rally near the United Nations. Four police officers were injured and four demonstrators were arrested.
 A demonstrator is arrested following a clash near the United Nations between groups opposing and supporting the Sudanese government, his blood visible on a police officer's shoe.
 Darfurian immigrants come together to break the day's Ramadan fast. The wooden catou is wrapped in a braided fabric called a mandala and filled with assida, a thick porridge made from ground millet and okra, a staple in Darfur.
 Adeba Rabeh prepares a dessert with her daughter Samah, 9, in the family's Kensington apartment.
 Anes Mahamat, 6, watches the Disney Channel in his bedroom in 2009.
 Gouma Mahamat holds religious sephaa beads in his Kensington apartment. The faint lines on his temple, received at age 2, identify him as a member of the Zaghawa tribe. Mr. Mahamat, a father of five, arrived in the United States in 1987. He considers himself the founder of the Brooklyn enclave of immigrants from Darfur, which now numbers over 300.
 Mahdi Nouk, who drives a cab 13 hours a day, takes a turn in Borough Park, Brooklyn in 2008. Nouk travels frequently to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he has a wife and child. Fort Wayne and Des Moines, Iowa, are among the other locations in the United States with enclaves of immigrants from Darfur. Many of the Sudanese in Brooklyn came by way of Fort Wayne, where they had trouble finding enough work.
 Ahmat Nour, president of the Darfur People's Association of New York (DPANY), delivers bananas to a bodegas and grocery stores off Coney Island Ave. in Brooklyn.
 Abdallah Abaker, 37, who came to the United States from Darfur in 2001, works on a painting of Nelson Mandela. Mr. Abaker paints when he is not driving a taxi, which he does 13 hours a day, seven days a week.
 Farrah Kharif, 35, looks out from the second floor of his Marlborough Street apartment three years after immigrating to the United States from Darfur.

Fatimah Mohammidin, left, and her husband, Yassir Haroune, center, are married during a celebration at the Gourmet Banquet Hall in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. The couple were engaged in Darfur in 2006.

Yassir Haroune's palms are painted with henna, a tradition for men on the days of their wedding and circumcision.

Yassir Haroune is hoisted by friends and relatives during his wedding celebration. His bride had arrived in New York just two weeks earlier.

Members of the Darfurian community call for action against the Sudanese government in Dag Hammerstein Plaza near the United Nations in April 2011.

Darfurians rally near the United Nations in March 2009 to celebrate the International Criminal Court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, who was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Groups supporting and opposing the government in Darfur clash at a rally near the United Nations. Four police officers were injured and four demonstrators were arrested.

A demonstrator is arrested following a clash near the United Nations between groups opposing and supporting the Sudanese government, his blood visible on a police officer's shoe.

Darfurian immigrants come together to break the day's Ramadan fast. The wooden catou is wrapped in a braided fabric called a mandala and filled with assida, a thick porridge made from ground millet and okra, a staple in Darfur.

Adeba Rabeh prepares a dessert with her daughter Samah, 9, in the family's Kensington apartment.

Anes Mahamat, 6, watches the Disney Channel in his bedroom in 2009.

Gouma Mahamat holds religious sephaa beads in his Kensington apartment. The faint lines on his temple, received at age 2, identify him as a member of the Zaghawa tribe. Mr. Mahamat, a father of five, arrived in the United States in 1987. He considers himself the founder of the Brooklyn enclave of immigrants from Darfur, which now numbers over 300.

Mahdi Nouk, who drives a cab 13 hours a day, takes a turn in Borough Park, Brooklyn in 2008. Nouk travels frequently to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he has a wife and child. Fort Wayne and Des Moines, Iowa, are among the other locations in the United States with enclaves of immigrants from Darfur. Many of the Sudanese in Brooklyn came by way of Fort Wayne, where they had trouble finding enough work.

Ahmat Nour, president of the Darfur People's Association of New York (DPANY), delivers bananas to a bodegas and grocery stores off Coney Island Ave. in Brooklyn.

Abdallah Abaker, 37, who came to the United States from Darfur in 2001, works on a painting of Nelson Mandela. Mr. Abaker paints when he is not driving a taxi, which he does 13 hours a day, seven days a week.

Farrah Kharif, 35, looks out from the second floor of his Marlborough Street apartment three years after immigrating to the United States from Darfur.

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