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Know the difference!

There are important and nuanced differences between various types of displaced people. Understanding these differences can help communities provide better targeted assistance in more meaningful ways.

Refugees: this term describes people who have been forced out of their homes and countries due to war, persecution or natural disasters. They apply and are granted refuge while outside the country, and are thus given permission to enter the country as refugees.

Evacuees: this refers to people who are evacuated from a country that is in danger, and relocated to a safe place.

Asylees: this term refers to people who are granted asylum or refuge once they have already entered the country. Basically they are granted permission to stay since their home countries hold persecution and danger for them.


Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence:

Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used to maintain power and control over a partner in an intimate relationship.

Types of Domestic Violence:

There are many different forms of domestic violence, many of which occur at the same time.

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Economic
  • Verbal
  • Stalking
  • Digital

How Abuse Affects Victims:

If you are someone you know needs help call the hotline AFSSA –1-877-281-8371 In an emergency call 911