United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees—

  • Gain a scope of refugees and the refugee programs worldwide
  • Offers handbooks and guides for determining refugee status, training modules, and legal publications pertaining to all aspects of the refugee experience
  • Online collection of REFWORLD Magazine

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants—

  • Addresses the needs and rights of people in migration worldwide through public policy, professional services, and promoting participation of migrants in community life
  • An amazing resource for background on refugees, countries, and resettlement

Refugee Works—

  • National technical assistance program that “specializes in providing exceptional training, consulting, and publishing services to the national refugee employment network”
  • Sign up for monthly email alerts

Cultural Orientation Resource Center -

  • Provides important orientation resources for refugee newcomers and service providers throughout the United States and overseas

American Refugee Committee International (ARC)—

  • Active in 12 countries worldwide providing medical attention, opportunities for self-sufficiency, and living accommodations

 Every Culture—

  • Research backgrounds and histories of almost every country in the world


 Books and Films

  • The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky, Farah Ahmedi, with Tamim Ansary, Simon Spotlight Ent., 2005
  • Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard, Mawi Asgedom, Megan Tingley, 2002
  • This Flowing Towards Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers, Marilyn Lacey, Ava Maria Press, 2009
  • Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness, Tracy Kidder, Random House, 2010
  • Between Earth and Sky, Documentary by Kalyanee Mam & David Mendez, 2009