9 Things You should know About Refugees in America

Here are 9 things you should know about how the laws, policies, and numbers regarding refugees in America:

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Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) is a project of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS).  BRYCS maintains the nation's largest online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families.

BRYCS Website

 The Cross Cultural Health Care Program

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) is a nonprofit training and consulting organization founded in 1992. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to advance access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Cross Cultural Health Website

 Office of Refugee Resettlement: Overseas Refugee Arrival Data

ORR Website

  U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration

U.S - Population, Refugees & Migration Website

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Gives information about these services.

 USCIS Website

 The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

 The IFRC is the world’s largest humanitarian organization providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. IFRC believes in building a spirit of hope, giving people dignity, and creating equity for vulnerable people, including refugees. 

IFRC Website

International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration believes that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM seeks to assist in migration management, help people understand migration issues, create further social and economic development as a result of migration, and maintain the dignity of all migrants.

IOM Website

International Association For Refugees

IAFR was established in 2009 in response to the need for an international Christian non-profit to seek the welfare of forcibly displaced people together with the church.

IAFR Website

Refugee Highway Partnership

The Refugee Highway Partnership was created out of a desire to connect the many people and organizations that were involved in ministry along the refugee highway.

RHP Website

Refugees International

Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. We are an independent organization, and do not accept any government or UN funding.

Refugees International Website

UNHCR: United Nations High Command for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

UNHCR Website


USA for UNHCR supports the UN Refugee Agency’s life-saving and life-changing work to help refugees and other displaced people. Together with UNHCR, they strive to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people through education, advocacy and fundraising in the United States.

UNHCR - US Website

UNHCR-Lesson Modules for teachers about Refugees

 UNHCR Lesson Modules Website

 UNHCR-Photo Galleries of refugees. Photos that may be used for free for media use.

 UNHCR Refugee Photo Gallery