Wondering about Refugee Resettlement? Where do people come from? How do people get chosen to come to the United States? How do they get here? Who sets the number of people who can come? These are all very good questions addressed below. Keep scrolling to find out more about the refugee resettlement program. If you want to learn even more, join us at a Glocal Training!
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79.5 million. The number includes refugees, internally displaced persons (IDP), asylum‐seekers and stateless persons. 68% of the FDP in the world originated from just five countries.
26 million refugees. Refugees are people who were forced to flee their country of origin in search of safety. To receive refugee protection, they have to prove that they could not find refuge within their country of origin and that the authorities in their homeland either could not or would not protect them.
Syria (6.6m), Venezuela (37m), Afghanistan (2.7m), South Sudan (2.2m), Myanmar (1.1m)
85% of the world’s refugees are hosted by developing nation
40% of the world’s refugees are children.
Turkey (3.6m), Columbia (1.8m), Pakistan (1.4m), Uganda (1.4), Germany (1.1m)
5.6 million. This is the number of Palestinian refugees receiving care from UNRWA initiative.
4.2 million. An asylum‐seeker is an individual seeking international protection and whose claim for refugee status has not yet been determined.
If this overview of Refugee Realities has stirred your heart, take the next step. Find out if there are refugees in your community. See if there are opportunities to volunteer and help them integrate. Extend friendship to them. Invite them into your home and ask them to share their story.
Pray with and for them. I was a stranger, and you invited me in. ‐Jesus