In 2014, the United States admitted 73,000 refugees. According to the 2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Global Trends, children below 18 years of age constituted 51% of the refugee population. By the end of 2014, there were almost 60 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide, according to the UNHCR.

Refugee children arrive in the United States due to war, political uprisings, resettlement, violence, bombings, forced displacement, genocide, loss of parents and family members, loss of homes, and poverty. Unaccompanied minors come to the United States as well. Refugees come for a better life, a future, and survival.

Children bear the vestiges of the traumas and emotional stress of their experiences. They may present with health issues as well. These experiences contribute to risk ...

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