According to UNHCR, 68.5 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide, but less than 1% of the 68.5 million are resettled to the United States, Canada, Australia or Europe. (www.unhcr.org/en-us/figures-at-a-glance.html),(www.unhcr.org/en-us/resettlement-in-the-united-states.html). The United states used to admit about 70,000 refugees a year but during the present administration, the number of refugees admitted has dramatically declined.
On average, Utah welcomes 1,100 refugees each year. They bring skills, values, and attributes with them that make our communities vibrant and strong. While some refugees come with little education or formal job skills, others have obtained higher education and are experienced in their professional careers.
Utah is home to more than 60,000 refugees and are placed in Salt Lake County after they are resettled in Utah by the Catholic Community Services and the International Rescue Committee, where they receive case management services for 8 to 24 months.