Understanding Refugees

For the global perspective on refugees, visit the United Nations High Commission for Refugess (UNHCR) website. For a stunning visual account of global hot spots and refugee migration, view the UNHCR’s:  The Refugee Project.

Refugee 101 explains basics concepts: who is a refugee, how many refugees in the world, how refugees come to the US, and more.

GCJFCS maintains country profiles for 10 countries that have produced significant refugee communities in the US.

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center has print and video resources, including “Faces of Resettlement” that features Fargo’s Laetitia Mizero.

Worldchannel.org has a series on immigration and an episode about the Bhutanese, Somali, and Kurdish refugees in Nashville.

Welcoming Refugees does less with background information but shares “promising practices” and other efforts by communities around the U.S. that go above and beyond expectations to make their communities more friendly for newcomers.

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