In the Literature: Urban Profiling of Refugee Situations in Delhi. (2013) Joint IDP Profiling Service, UNHCR, Tufts University Feinstein International Center.
Resource: Cultural backgrounders focused on early childhood, Bhutanese Refugee Families and Refugee Families from Burma
BRYCS and the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
These resources provide general cultural information, while recognizing that every family is unique and that cultural practices will vary by household and by generation. Stay tuned for more publications from this collaboration, including more cultural backgrounders.
Resource: Refugee Cultural Profiles
Refugee Health Vancouver
Profiles about the culture and history of Myanmar, Bhutan, Somalia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran and Iraq. The website also contains patient handouts in various refugee languages.
Resource: Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Refugee Backgrounder
Cultural Orientation Resource Center at the Center for Applied Linguistics
Addresses the causes of the refugee crisis, life in the DRC and countries of asylum, and Congolese resettlement experiences.
Resource: Refugees from Burma Health Profile
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center and the Center for Applied Linguistics
Designed for health care professionals and others helping new refugee arrivals, this health profile provides basic information about refugees from Burma, their health experiences, and cultural beliefs that may influence their approach to health.
Resource: Bhutanese Refugee Health Profile
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health profile provides information about Bhutanese refugees’ medical screening, diet, and other health related topics.
Resource: Iraqi Refugee Health Cultural Profile
Cultural profile provides information about Iraqi refugees’ U.S. health care experiences and their health-related beliefs.
Resource: Cultural Profiles for Specific Refugee Populations
Center for Applied Linguistics
This website features cultural profiles for Kunama, Eritrean, Bhutanese, Burmese, Somali Bantu, Iraqi Kurdish, and other refugee groups.