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About Refugees


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With tensions and violence throughout the world, many individuals have been displaced from their homelands for fear of persecution on the basis of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social or political group. In 2015, there were an estimated 19.5 million refugees. 

Fact Sheets

Learn more about resettlement by the numbers, read a case study of how resettlement affects receiving communities, and find answers about what LSS Refugee Services can do about the Syrian refugee crisis. 

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Additional Resources

This article is a thorough and heart-breaking examination of the phenomenon of impressionable Minnesota youth being recruited by ISIL.

From the Heartland to Jihad, StarTribune, September 20, 2015

 

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