Uyghurs Outside China Are Passionately Preserving Their Culture, Despite the Dangers

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November 8, 2023 | PassBlue | By Damilola Banjo

Approximately 10,000 Uyghurs currently live in the US, according to the Uyghur American Association. Another 500 to 1,000 have been lingering in the US asylum system for at least two years. The separation from their families in Xinjiang is a relentless source of stress and anxiety, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project, which promotes human rights and democracy for Uyghurs in China.

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