A refugee is someone who is forced to leave their country of origin due to war, violence, or persecution. The United States is the world’s top resettlement country. Out of the 50 states, Pennsylvania is 5th in terms of the number of annually resettled refugees. Each year, Philadelphia resettles approximately 800 refugees. Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Eritrea, Sudan, and Democratic Republic of Congo are the most frequent countries of origin in Philadelphia.
Recommended CitationJamieson, Sarah; Montes, Angelica; Shanfeld, MPH, Gretchen; Brawer, MPH, PhD, Rickie; Johnson, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Caryn; and Plumb, MD, MPH, James D., "Globally Minded, Locally Serving: Refugee Health in Philadelphia" (2015). CWiC-PH. Poster 52.