According to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) data,Pennsylvania received 2,155 refugees during the 2009 fiscalyear.1 The primary countries of origin of these refugees wereBurma, Bhutan, and Iraq. The number of refugees whoresettled to Philadelphia County in 2009 totaled 597 persons.The nationalities of the refugees who resettled to PhiladelphiaCounty are representative of state statistics.
Szajna, Amy; Altshuler, Marc; and Scott, Kevin
"Providing for the Medical and Social Needs of Newly Resettled Refugees in Philadelphia,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE): Vol. 3
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Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol3/iss1/3