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.

  1. Of the nearly 70 000 refugees annually resettled to the United States, ∼30% are children.
  2. 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.
  3. Disruption to families and education and witnessed traumatic events impact the presentation of development concerns.