Below are resources for learning more about the countries and cultures from which refugees are coming.  Please note that some of the information in older documents may be outdated, so keep in mind the date that each document was published.

Afghan Community Profile

(Arizona Department of Health Services)

The Afghans

(Cultural Orientation Resource Center, 2002)

Refugees from Iraq 

(Cultural Orientation Resource Center/Center for Applied Linguistics, October 2008)

Refugee Families from Iraq 


Iraqi Community Profile 

(Arizona Department of Health Services)

Iraq Country Information

(CIA World Factbook)