, the United States took 96,874 refugees, including 15,479 from Syria, which has 4.9 million refugees.
That's a small fraction of the 62.3 million refugees. But it's a much larger fraction of the Resettlement Program
, which cares for those whose needs cannot be met in their asylum countries. The final report for 2016 is not out yet, here are the statistics for 2015:
Many refugees are unable to go home because of continued conflict, war, and persecution. They also may have sought protection in countries where their specific needs cannot be met. In these circumstances, UNHCR helps to resettle refugees in a third country, transferring them from an asylum country to another State that has agreed to admit them as refugees and ultimately grant them permanent residence.
During 2015, UNHCR referred 134,000 refugees for resettlement, a 29 per cent increase from 2014 and the highest such number in about two decades. Syrians constituted the single largest nationality submitted, with 53,300 individuals referred. The second largest population was refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (20,500), followed by those from Iraq (11,200), Somalia (10,200), and Myanmar (9,700). These five nationalities represented nearly 80 per cent of all submissions. The United States of America (82,500), Canada (22,900), and Australia (9,300) received 85 per cent of all UNHCR submissions made during the year. In total, refugees from 70 nationalities were submitted for resettlement from 84 countries or territories of asylum to 27 countries of resettlement.
Is it biblical? Is it Christlike? Is it loving? Is it true? How can I find out?