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Refugee Facts

More than 114 million people have been forced to flee their homes. Learn more about refugees and this global crisis.


What is a Refugee?

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or political opinion.

Refugee Statistics

114 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict or violence. This is a record level of displacement.

What is a Refugee Camp?

A refugee camp is often the first arrangement set during emergencies to assist people who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or persecution.

Refugees in America

USA for UNHCR is leading a movement to build awareness by supporting resettled refugees in the U.S. and promoting acceptance and understanding.

World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.

Faces of Refugees

Faces of crisis - homes, villages, and even countries lost.
Their harrowing stories are of feat and flight... and courage.

Help Refugee Families

As a monthly donor, you'll become one of our most valued partners, and you’ll know that every day you are helping to bring hope, comfort and support to the world's most vulnerable people.

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