What Problems Do Refugees Face?

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Refugees face the challenges of starvation, abduction, violence and obtaining admission into a protected country. A refugee is an individual who is fleeing his country to escape persecution based on race, religion, nationality or membership of a certain group or political opinion.

A refugee’s challenges do not end once he is admitted into another country. He must adopt the local customs and language of the sheltering country. Due to their history of persecution, many refugees are uncomfortable dealing with legal paperwork in a foreign country, especially if it is in a language that they cannot understand. Many refugees also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after escaping from conditions of oppression and persecution.