Posted July 31, 2019 06:01:24A hospital in northern California was once the destination of choice for Syrian refugees.
In the 1970s, an influx of refugees fleeing the war in neighboring Syria forced the United States to build a hospital on the site of a former airfield.
A team of doctors and nurses from nearby Johns Hopkins University trained in the Middle East was brought in to establish the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which later became the Stanford University Medical Center.
The hospital’s primary mission was to treat the sick and injured, but soon the hospital became a home for refugees.
When the facility opened in the 1990s, it served as the site for several large refugee camps.
Now, it is a home to more than 1,000 refugees, many of whom have sought asylum there.
In this Nov. 13, 2019 file photo, refugees wait for medical care at the Howard Hopkins Medical Center in Stanford, Calif.
The city of Palo Alto is a main hub for refugees seeking asylum in California.
A refugee family in the community, many from the Syrian city of Aleppo, sits at a table to receive medical care, as they await a bus at the Palo Alto International Airport.
This is the first time that a refugee family has been housed in Palo Alto, a city of more than 200,000.
In 2015, a new housing unit for refugees was established at the hospital, with an additional room for about 250 people.
The number of people staying at the facility has increased over the years, as the Syrian civil war continues to worsen.
The refugees are mostly from Aleppo, where the war has claimed more than 130,000 lives.
In a statement, the hospital said that the refugees who had lived in the new housing units were among the first to receive help.
“The Howard Hughes Community Hospital is pleased to welcome the refugees of the new Howard Hughes Center, the newest community-based, refugee-resettlement facility to open in Palo.
The new Howard-Hicks Center is home to approximately 150 refugees and immigrants and is currently under construction, which will begin in January 2019.”
The refugees in Palo are housed in three buildings: a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with a private bathroom, and a three-bedroom apartment with two private bathrooms.
The city of Santa Clara is home for about 2,400 refugees and asylum seekers.
The refugee population in the city is increasing, and the number of refugees in Santa Clara increased from about 4,700 in 2013 to 5,700 this year, according to the city’s Department of Social Services.
San Jose is home not only to refugees but also for many other immigrants who fled the civil war in Syria.
The U.S. Embassy in San Jose said the number who left the country in 2016 has surpassed the number arriving in the U.A.E. in the past decade.
The state of California was one of the first U.C.L.A.-sanctioned cities to provide housing to refugees, according the State Department.
Since that time, California has granted asylum to more refugees than any other state, according State Department statistics.
The new Howard Hills Center is the largest refugee housing facility in the world, housing more than 5,000 people and providing medical care to nearly 1,300 refugees.
A recent report said the new facility has more beds than all the rest of the U,C.R. centers combined.