Every year, over 27 million people are forced to flee their homes because of persecution and conflict or a very present fear of it. Most of these people will spend the remainder of their lives in refugee camps around the world without the hope of ever returning back to their homes. In the past, the U.S. has invited up to 70,000 of these refugees to make a home and seek a new life here through a process called resettlement. Today, we are serving many refugees who arrived in recent years by helping with immigrant integration including naturalization services, self-employment mentoring, and family unification.
At World Relief in Southern California, we consider the refugees in our community some of the most valuable members of society, contributors to the civic and economic fabric and they are our friends.