Going along with this post at the main page today, I wanted to put together a resource for people to use to learn more about opportunities to serve with refugees in the USA.
The Immigration Council has put together a great fact sheet for people needing a basic introduction to how refugees arrive in the United States. You can also find a fairly similar post here that has additional intro-level information.
This chart shows the top 20 metros as of 2000 for refugees resettled in the United States. You can find the chart and more information here.
AlJazeera has a piece on the largest refugee groups to come to America recently.
The HHS website has official data on refugee arrivals for 2012, 2013, and 2014.
If you want to help refugees in your area, but don’t know where to begin use this list to find a refugee resettlement organization in your area. They will be able to tell you where to go. (Some of the states are not listed in alphabetical order for some reason so if you don’t see your state at first, do a ctrl+f and find it that way.)