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Arkansas Marshallese Advocates Deliver Aid to Quarantined Pacific Islanders

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J. Froelich
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Marshallese Educational Initiative co-founder and president April Brown, left, stands with Lynda Riklon, UAMS Marshallese clinical interpreter, and MEI director Carlnis Jerry, inside the RMI Consulate in Springdale.

The Marshallese Educational Initiative, in cooperation with the Republic of the Marshall Islands Consulate in Springdale, are joining forces today to deliver critically needed food and supplies to Marshallese families under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a new report issued by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, which recently deployed an investigation in Northwest Arkansas, Pacific Islanders are disproportionately affected by the virus. 

 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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