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Rapid response team forming to help North Dakota refugees

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Resettlement advocates in North Dakota are organizing training for a rapid response team to help refugees deal with threatening incidents like one last month that was captured in an online video.
    
The video showed a Fargo-area woman shouting at three Muslim women sitting in a car in a Walmart parking lot. The three women are originally from Somalia.
    
Organizers of the rapid response unit say many refugees who are victims of verbal abuse don't know where to turn and often the incidents go unreported.
    
Hukun Abdullahi (HOH'-koon ab-DOO'-ly), a leader of the Somali-American community in the Fargo area, believes the project will help victims of hate crimes while also educating people about the problem.
    
Abdullahi is helping to recruit leaders from other ethnic communities to join the team.

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