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Community Resources:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: 

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. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.


Burueau of Population , Refugees & Migration: 

he Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States. PRM also promotes the United States' population and migration policies. 


Refugee Resettlement in United States

Refugee Admissions Fact Sheet 2014


U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Reception and Placement (R&P) Program

Each refugee approved for admission to the United States is sponsored by one of nine resettlement agencies participating in the Reception & Placement (R&P) Program under a cooperative agreement with the Department of State. The sponsoring agency is responsible for ...


Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to maximize their potential in the United States. Our programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.


About Refugees:

Cultural Orietation Resource Center provides information on who refugees are, who the State is resettling, how the resettlement process works, and what is expected of refugees once they arrive in the United States. 


Refugee Backgrounders:

he Cultural Orientation Resource Center has produced numerous publications providing key information about various refugee populations. These Refugee Backgrounders and Culture Profiles include a population’s history, culture, religion, language, education, and resettlement needs, and brief demographic information.


Refugee Populations:

The COR Center develops and hosts numerous resources designed to inform community members and service providers about a variety of refugee populations. The development of these resources is based upon input from refugees themselves, scholars, and service providers.

These resources are arranged by refugee population. Available resources also include cultural backgrounders, case studies, and other materials.


Current Country Conditions Report

These reports provide historical timelines, brief descriptions of common methods of torture, and synopses of current conditions and pertinent issues related to each country.


US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.


International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future


Listen to:

"New Vermonters" 

VPR story about refugees and their stories who have been resettled in Vermont.





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