Refugees and the Resettlement Process (1/17)

Refugees crossing a bridge

A refugee is someone who…

“owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”​

-Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)