Born across the world.
Escaped from danger.
Now your neighbor.
Refugees are people who have fled their country of origin and who cannot return to their home due to
fear of persecution
based on their race, religion, ethnic group, or membership in a particular social or political group.
This map highlights the countries of origin of many of the world’s refugees.
The number of refugees in the world.
The number of refugees resettled in Texas in 2015.
Over half the world's refugees are children.
The United States regularly takes in more refugees for permanent resettlement than all other countries in the world.
Refugees living in America are legal residents invited by the government to live and work permanently in the US.