Since 2012, around 3500 individual clinical encounters have served refugees and survivors of torture, including children. Refugees are from Sudan, Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Eritrea, Congo and many other countries.
Who is a Refugee? A refugee is forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. Cannot return home because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
Some well- known figures through out history that have made profound and positive impacts on our society, happen to be refugees. Here are a few examples:
- Albert Einstein: Theoretical Physicist
- Jesus Christ: Religious Figure
- Prophet Muhammad: Religious Figure
- Madeleine Albright: American Politician and Diplomat
- Sergey Brin: Co-founder of Google
- Freddie Mercury: Musician
- Salvador Dali- Artist
In 2018, children below 18 years of age comprised half of the refugee population. There are currently 138,600 unaccompanied and separated children.