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About Refugees & Asylees

About Refugees

There are 22.5 million refugees worldwide. A refugee is any person, living outside of his or her home country, who is unable to return to their home country due to a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

Less than 1% of the world’s refugees each year find a safe haven through resettlement in another country. Those who are lucky enough to find safety and a new start in another country wait an average of 17 years in refugee camps.

Contributions of New Americans

Refugees bring valuable contributions to our communities, including an eagerness to work, an entrepreneurial spirit and economic strength as consumers and taxpayers.

Facts & Figures

Learn more about resettlement by the numbers and global migration trends. Find links to national and international organizations involved in refugee resettlement.

My Neighbor is Muslim

In Minnesota, we are seeing some changing demographics with the arrival of Muslim refugees. My Neighbor is Muslim is a 7-week study and discussion guide designed to provide an introduction to Islam, promote cultural understanding and encourage interfaith dialogue.

For more information or to learn how you can help refugees:

LSS Refugee Services

Minneapolis
2400 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612.879.5358

St. Cloud
22 Wilson Avenue NE
St. Cloud, MN 56304
320.251.7700

Connect with Us!

FB: @LSSMNRefugees
Twitter: @LSSMNRefugees
Email: refugeeservices@lssmn.org