Refugee resettlement data is an entry point into new stories, but it can only provide so much information. It can't illustrate important nuances like religious minorities, births and deaths, or previously resettled communities, for example.

This is where reporting comes in. We've created and compiled numerous resources to help in covering refugee populations. Check out our created resources to get in-depth data on refugee populations and learn more about best practices in covering them. For more background information on refugees and resettlement, see our "Other resources" section below.

Refugee coverage resources

Whether you need data about refugee communities in your area, more information on best practices in reporting on refugees or ideas of different story angles, we have the resources to help.

How many refugees have been resettled in your city? Use our searchable database to learn about resettled populations in your city and state.

This API Strategy Study offers insights about covering refugee populations, based on interviews with journalists who have experience in telling refugee stories.

Need inspiration or examples of refugee stories? Check out our list of potential story angles with published articles from newspapers across America.

Other resources

For more information about refugee resettlement, contacting your local refugee resettlement agency and more, visit the links below.

There are many terms related to immigration and resettlement that have their own distinct meanings. This resource explains definitions of each.

Source: International Organization for Migration

Refugees go through a long resettlement process to arrive in their resettled city. For more on the process of resettling in America, read this resource.

Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

The resettlement process is complex and can be confusing. This resource answers common questions related to resettlements in America.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Resettlement agencies can be a valuable resource for connecting with recently resettled refugees. This site provides contact information for agencies in each state.

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement

Cognitive biases are psychological tendencies everyone has, whether they're aware of it or not. This resource provides an explanation of common biases and ways to minimize their influence.

Source: Mind Tools

The United States has been through many changes in its resettlement policies recently. This article analyzes data about refugee populations resettled in America up to FY 2017.

Source: Migration Policy Institute