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Fact Sheet: United States Resettlement Admissions Program (USRAP)   [open pdf - 384KB]

"The United States welcomed 60,192 refugees from all over the world during Fiscal Year 2008 (October 2007 -- September 2008). A total of 18,511 refugees resettled in the U.S. from the East Asia region (excluding Vietnam), constituting one-third of all refugees resettled in the U.S. The majority of the refugees (18,139) were Burmese who had sought temporary refuge in Thailand and Malaysia. As of now, third country resettlement is the only durable solution available to Burmese refugees, and more than 50% of eligible refugees living in Thailand camps are interested in U.S. resettlement. Along with the U.S., several other countries offer resettlement opportunities to Burmese refugees."

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