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This super long chart shows you where every refugee in the US comes from

While most refugees in the US come from China and Haiti, there are some surprising countries on this list.

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Kamee Yang, age 88, (L) consoles her sister MaoLee, age 80 as she says goodbye to her for the last time as Kamee gets ready to leave for the United States on August 22, 2004 at Wat Tham Krabok refugee camp in Tham Krabok, Thailand. Thousands of Hmong refugees who fled Laos for Thailand 30 years ago prepared for a new life in America. (Paula Bronstein/AFP/Getty Images)

This is a look at all the refugees from around the world the United States has granted asylum. To better understand why, here is how the United Nations defines a refugee:

"The 1951 Refugee Convention spells out that a refugee is someone who 'owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.'"

The majority come from China, which we'd expect given the country's well-documented human rights abuses. But there are some surprises:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/140626/graphic-refugees-in-the-united-states