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​United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal, and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.


 About the Refugee Health Elective

Why a Refugee Health Elective
The Refugee Population
The Rotation
Registration Process

This elective is a joint effort of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado and the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning.