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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Refugees in Atlanta & Beyond What is a refugee? A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Where do they come from? Africa: 22.7%East Asia: 22.1%Europe: 1%Latin Am./Caribbean: 7%Near East/South Asia: 47.2% Where do they settle? Texas, California, Michigan, New York, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois 10 Things You Didn't Know About Refugees 1. To be a refugee, you have to cross an international border2. Most displaced people never cross a border3. Most refugees live and die in developing countries4. Most refugees are not resettled5. Refugee status can last for generations6. Most refugees are never granted citizenship7. Many refugees have no nationality at all8. Refugees can and do contribute economically and socially9. Almost half of all refugees are children10. Slightly more refugees are men (52%) than women (48%) Resettlement in the U.S. Refugee flees his/her home to escape war, persecution, etc.Refugee seeks protection in a country of asylum, must be referred to the U.S. Admissions ProgramRefugee submits application and interviews with an officer from the Dept. of Homeland Security to determine eligibilityIf approved, refugee will receive a medical exam, cultural orientation, and a loan for travel to the U.S.Refugee is matched with a voluntary resettlement agency in the U.S. and placed in his/her new home. Get Involved! Contact the Center for Community Partnerships (CFCP) to learn more about how to help refugees in the greater Atlanta area:Office: Few Hall, Room 128Phone: (404) 712 - 9893Email:
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