According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a refugee is anyone who is outside his or her home country and is unable or unwilling to return because of a well-founded fear of prsecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Where do refugees come from?
Refugees come from all over the world from Sudan to Cuba and everywhere in between. Currently, refugees primarily from Bhutan & Burma are being welcomed to Lancaster.
What happens to refugees?
Less than one percent of all refugees are given the option to be resettled. There are three internationally accepted durable solutions for refugees:
Read more about Refugees' Steps to U.S. Resettlement
Have questions about Refugee Resettlement? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Click on one of the images below to learn more about the populations that are currently making Lancaster, Pa., their new home.