About Refugee Populations

A cultural orientation provider leading a cultural orientation class in a resettlement office

About Refugee Populations

Learn more about refugee populations resettling in the United States, including general information along with specific population backgrounders.  Each backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information intended to cultivate a general understanding of specific refugee populations. Backgrounders are meant to aid resettlement staff in providing culturally appropriate Cultural Orientation and other services.

General Information

Access these links to learn about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program along with general information about refugees including definitions and differences between camp-based and urban refugees.


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General Backgrounders

Rohingya Populations

Rohingya Backgrounder

Muslim Populations

Information and Resources for Working with Muslim Populations

Central America Minors

Information and Resources for Working with Central American Minors