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Rutland Welcomes Syrian Refugees: Learning Resources: About migrants and refugees

A collection of resources to help our community prepare to welcome Syrian and other refugees by learning more about their region, their cultures, and about refugees in general.

Interactive maps

An interactive map shows countries of the world and their flow of refugees in and out. Click on the image to open in a new tab.

This interactive map shows net flow of migration to and from countries (and more).  From the New York Times.  Click on the image to open in a new tab.

U.S government services for refugees

The United States Office of Refugee Resettlement is part of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services

Posts U.S. Refugee Arrival Data year by year, by country of origin and state of initial resettlement

Unaccompanied Children's Services from the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Office of Administration for Children and Families.  You can read the ORR Guide to Children Entering the United States Unaccompanied, a summary of ORR policies for the placement, release and care of unaccompanied children in ORR custody.

More maps

About child refugees/migrants

United Nations High Commission on Refugees->Who We Serve->


Document:  UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

A simulation

A simulation (game) from UNHCR for students to experience some of what it's like to be a refugee. Click on the image to open it in a new tab.

Road to Refuge

BBC Report on refugees includes a slideshow "50 Years of Refugees." Click on the image to open in a new window.


Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis (24:43)
Documentary video from the New York Times

"From Central America, thousands of children fleeing poverty and danger make multiple attempts to reach the United States despite increased efforts by Mexico to turn them back."

Culture profiles

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center created many resources for refugees and people who assist them, and anyone who wants to learn more.

About Refugees

Refugee Backgrounders 


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Immigration and emigration news from the New York Times

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