68.5 million: the unprecedented number of people around the world who have been forced from home
44,400: people each day forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution
That's 1 person forcibly displaced every two seconds
17 years: average time of displacement
25.4 million: refugees among the displaced
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence.
A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.
51%: of refugees are children
Less than 1%: of the world's refugees are ever resettled
~102,000: refugees have been resettled through government resettlement agencies in the past 12 months
2,662: average number of refugees resettled in Houston per year in FY 2016 and 2017
- Houston Resettlement Agency R&P Arrivals