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.

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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.

 

Refugees only receive personal help from the government and other organizations working with the government for a few months, but continue to need help with English, job skills, and other life skills for much longer.

Refugees are our neighbors.

Will you help them?

Sources

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Texas Department of State Health Services Refugee Health Program