Refugees are persons who are outside their country of origin for reasons of feared persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or other circumstances that have seriously disturbed public order and, as a result, require international protection. The refugee definition can be found in the 1951 Convention and regional refugee instruments, as well as UNHCR’s Statute.
--United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The United States and other countries resettle refugees as part of humanitarian efforts. More refugees are settled to the United States from Eastern Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo than any other part of the world. Organizations like The Welcome to America Project are involved in welcoming newly resettled refugees.
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