Where refugees in Arizona are arriving from

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August 24, 2022
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Where refugees in Arizona are arriving from

The United States has officially accepted more than 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia's invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. The vast majority of these refugees are entering the country on humanitarian parole, which grants them temporary legal status in the U.S. These types of admittances are not tracked in the refugee case management system being used by the Refugee Processing Center.

Most of the refugees resettled in the United States through the official resettlement program are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syria. Both countries have complex histories rife with regional war, social unrest, political corruption, and unstable governance.

The DCR has more than 5.5 million internally displaced persons and more than half a million refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries impacted by regional conflicts dating back to the early 1990s. Syria is more than a decade into a civil war that began with a violent government crackdown on non-violent anti-government demonstrations. Since then, nearly 7 million Syrians have fled the country, and another 7 million are internally displaced.

Stacker referenced data from The Refugee Processing Center to compile statistics on the number of refugees and their countries of origin resettled in Arizona in July 2022.

July refugee statistics
Countries where refugees arrived from in July
Arizona
#1. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 59
#2. Burma: 18
#3. Syria: 7
#4. Central African Republic: 6
#5. Iraq: 4
#5. Sudan: 4
#7. Ethiopia: 1
#7. Somalia: 1

National
#1. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1,182
#2. Syria: 270
#3. Burma: 218
#4. Afghanistan: 127
#5. Sudan: 103

States that accepted the most refugees in July
#1. California: 202
#2. Ohio: 166
#3. New York: 152
#4. North Carolina: 150
#5. Texas: 150

Read on to see the countries that Arizona has accepted the most refugees from since October

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#1. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Refugees that arrived from Democratic Republic of the Congo since October
Arizona: 269

National: 4,917
Top states
#1. Kentucky: 569
#2. Texas: 454
#3. Ohio: 277
#4. Arizona: 269
#5. North Carolina: 256

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#2. Syria

Refugees that arrived from Syria since October
Arizona: 128

National: 3,795
Top states
#1. California: 415
#2. Michigan: 369
#3. Pennsylvania: 300
#4. New York: 289
#5. Texas: 249

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#3. Sudan

Refugees that arrived from Sudan since October
Arizona: 68

National: 1,413
Top states
#1. North Carolina: 111
#2. Texas: 103
#3. New York: 72
#4. Idaho: 70
#5. Arizona: 68

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#4. Burma

Refugees that arrived from Burma since October
Arizona: 46

National: 1,347
Top states
#1. New York: 179
#2. Wisconsin: 176
#3. Texas: 124
#4. Georgia: 94
#5. North Carolina: 91

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#5. Republic of South Sudan

Refugees that arrived from Republic of South Sudan since October
Arizona: 41

National: 252
Top states
#1. Arizona: 41
#2. Maryland: 25
#3. Utah: 20
#4. Missouri: 19
#4. Texas: 19

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#6. Afghanistan

Refugees that arrived from Afghanistan since October
Arizona: 31

National: 971
Top states
#1. California: 184
#2. Virginia: 136
#3. Texas: 132
#4. Colorado: 78
#5. Washington: 61

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#7. Central African Republic

Refugees that arrived from Central African Republic since October
Arizona: 28

National: 147
Top states
#1. North Carolina: 30
#2. Arizona: 28
#3. Georgia: 21
#4. Utah: 14
#5. Texas: 9

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#8. Guatemala

Refugees that arrived from Guatemala since October
Arizona: 23

National: 774
Top states
#1. California: 159
#2. Texas: 99
#3. New Jersey: 53
#4. Pennsylvania: 50
#5. Georgia: 44

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#9. Iraq

Refugees that arrived from Iraq since October
Arizona: 16

National: 378
Top states
#1. Michigan: 66
#2. California: 50
#3. Texas: 45
#4. New York: 30
#4. Pennsylvania: 30

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#10. Eritrea

Refugees that arrived from Eritrea since October
Arizona: 14

National: 196
Top states
#1. Iowa: 18
#2. Washington: 16
#3. Georgia: 15
#4. Arizona: 14
#5. Texas: 13

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#10. Somalia

Refugees that arrived from Somalia since October
Arizona: 14

National: 333
Top states
#1. Minnesota: 95
#2. Ohio: 31
#3. New York: 25
#4. Washington: 23
#5. Texas: 20

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#12. Iran

Refugees that arrived from Iran since October
Arizona: 12

National: 213
Top states
#1. California: 59
#2. Texas: 29
#3. Georgia: 17
#4. Virginia: 16
#5. Nevada: 13

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#13. Honduras

Refugees that arrived from Honduras since October
Arizona: 11

National: 325
Top states
#1. Texas: 34
#2. Massachusetts: 31
#2. Florida: 31
#4. New Jersey: 28
#5. Virginia: 24

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#14. Rwanda

Refugees that arrived from Rwanda since October
Arizona: 5

National: 74
Top states
#1. Texas: 18
#2. Idaho: 11
#3. Kentucky: 8
#4. Oregon: 7
#4. New York: 7

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#14. Ethiopia

Refugees that arrived from Ethiopia since October
Arizona: 5

National: 159
Top states
#1. Minnesota: 69
#2. Maryland: 17
#3. Colorado: 13
#4. Texas: 10
#5. Georgia: 7

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#16. El Salvador

Refugees that arrived from El Salvador since October
Arizona: 4

National: 399
Top states
#1. California: 101
#2. Maryland: 59
#3. New York: 32
#4. Virginia: 26
#5. Texas: 25

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#17. Pakistan

Refugees that arrived from Pakistan since October
Arizona: 2

National: 35
Top states
#1. California: 10
#2. New York: 7
#3. Ohio: 6
#4. South Carolina: 3
#4. Wisconsin: 3

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#18. Congo

Refugees that arrived from Congo since October
Arizona: 1

National: 2
Top states
#1. Arizona: 1
#1. Ohio: 1

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#18. Zimbabwe

Refugees that arrived from Zimbabwe since October
Arizona: 1

National: 2
Top states
#1. Arizona: 1
#1. New Mexico: 1

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