Culture profiles provide short introductions to the history and the cultural background of refugee populations and are a valuable resource for service providers, employers, educators, and others interested in learning more about other cultures.
Our most recent culture profiles are highlighted below.
Refugees from Burma: Their Backgrounds and Refugee Experiences
This profile provides information about the diverse histories, cultures, and refugee experiences of the refugees from Burma, with a focus on the Burmans, the Karen and their various subgroups, and the Chin. Learn more about the refugee groups from Burma.
The Meskhetian Turks: An Introduction to their History, Culture and Resettlement Experiences
This profile provides general information about Meskhetian Turks and their history. Topics covered include Meskhetian Turk communities around the world, culture, language and education, and resettlement in the United States, as well as recommended reading. Learn more about the Meskhetian Turks.
Liberians: An Introduction to Their History and Culture
This profile provides general information about the
Liberian people and their history. Topics include life in Liberia,
Liberian refugees in East Africa, language, and resettlement in the
United States. A list of recommended reading is also provided. Learn
more about Liberians.
The Hmong: An Introduction to Their History and Culture
This culture profile is a valuable resource for service providers,
educators, employers, and others interested in learning more about
the Hmong. Based on current research and wisdom gained from resettlement
of the first groups of Hmong refugees, the profile includes general
information about the Hmong people, their history, their lives in Laos
and Thailand, literacy and education issues, resettlement matters,
and Hmong languages, including a list of common words, phrases, and
more about the Hmong.
Muslim Refugees in the United States: A Guide for Service Providers
This book provides a basic introduction to the world view
of Muslim peoples as manifested in their religion and culture. Topics
include the basic tenets of Islam; necessary
conditions for successful resettlement, illustrated with case studies;
special considerations when working with Muslim men, women, children,
and elderly; and resources for both refugees and service
more about Muslim refugees.
The Somali Bantu: Their History and Culture
This profile provides a basic introduction to the people, history,
and cultures of the Somali Bantu. Topics include religion, daily
life and values, language and literacy, and resettlement changes. Learn
more the Somali Bantu.
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