By 2014, 59.5 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their homes and living as refugees or stateless people. Over 50% of these individuals were children.
- Of the nearly 70 000 refugees annually resettled to the United States, ∼30% are children.
- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that refugee and resettlement experiences may impact critical stages of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical child development.
- Disruption to families and education and witnessed traumatic events impact the presentation of development concerns.