When Americans think of international refugees, they tend to think of Syrians because that's what's been in the headlines. However, with less fanfare, people fleeing conflicts in Africa have become the majority of the world's refugees. Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Chad are among the top 10 countries currently hosting the most foreign refugees. Earlier this month, Uganda accepted its 1 millionth refugee from South Sudan. Care to guess how many refugees the U.S. has admitted from South Sudan in the last year? I'll post the answer later today. www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40959953
*According to data collected by the State Department's Refugee Processing Center, the U.S. admitted 216 refugees from South Sudan between Aug. 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.
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