Learn About Refugees

Who is a refugee?

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

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The 1% | Follow a Karen family from their refugee camp in Thailand to their new U.S. Home

Abeny Kucha | A Nebraskan refugee from South Sudan tells her powerful story

Culture Shock | Lost Boys come to America

New York for the First Time | A Burmese Muslim refugee arrives in New York

Dreams | We all have a right to dream

No One Means to Be a Refugee | A Nebraskan refugee (SIV) couple from Afghanistan tells their story

Lost For Words | See the impact a mentor can have on a newly arrived refugee's life

The Last Girl | Nadia Murad is a Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS in Iraq

Life in Exile | A Nebraskan refugee from Somalia tells his powerful story

Lost Boy Lost Girl | Escaping civil war in (what is now) South Sudan