After the Fall: Indochinese Refugees in the United States

  • Paul I. Ahmed
  • Frank Tims
  • Aliza Kolker
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


Refugees have been a major phenomenon of the twentieth century. Since World War II, the massive numbers of refugees and displaced persons have occasioned large scale, programmatic responses by governments and international agencies. Aside from the resettlement efforts growing out of the Second World War, the United States has opened its doors four times to refugees since 1945—to the Hungarians in 1956, the Cubans in 1960 and again in 1980, and those from Indochina in 1975. Each of these four cases has been markedly different in its circumstances, and the nation’s response has been different each time.


Refugee Population Refugee Child Military Officer Staging Area Interagency Task 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul I. Ahmed
    • 1
  • Frank Tims
    • 2
  • Aliza Kolker
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice of International Health, U.S.RockvilleUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Drug AbuseUSA
  3. 3.Department of SociologyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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