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What Is A Refugee?

Refugees are people who flee to escape danger in their native country. They may have been living in the middle of war, or have experienced persecution for their race, religion, social group, or political views.
They often fear for their lives and want to protect their families. They frequently have to leave homes and villages with little warning. Many refugees become separated from friends and family members when they manage to escape.


For more information about refugees:

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants -

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services -

Refugee Council USA -

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