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The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States. PRM also promotes the United States' population and migration policies. More about PRM»

World Population Day

Secretary Kerry (July 10): "This year's theme for World Population Day is 'vulnerable populations in emergencies.' It is a reminder that in a fragile world, where war and persecution are displacing record numbers of people, those with the least power need the most protection." Full Text»

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

June 25: The U.S. has announced more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $1.1 billion in FY 2015 and over $4 billion since the fighting began in 2011. Fact Sheet»

World Refugee Day

Secretary Kerry (June 18): "For those scattered by violence and oppression, the United States is and will remain their most fervent defender. ... We have a duty to the millions stranded away from home, not just to preserve life, but to safeguard hope." Full Text» | Fact Sheets: U.S. Programs» History»

Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the South Sudan Crisis

June 16: The U.S. has announced more than $133 million in additional humanitarian assistance in response to a surge in conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan over the last two months. More»

UNFPA Segment of the Executive Board Meeting

June 2: The U.S. encourages UNFPA to remain an active advocate for sexual and reproductive health, including universal access to voluntary family planning, which is essential for promoting health, economic growth, and development across the globe. More»

Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Southeast Asia

May 28: The U.S. will continue conducting maritime surveillance flights as necessary to help provide support to regional governments, and will also contribute to the emergency appeal by the IOM to support the regional response. More»

Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine Crisis

May 27: The U.S. is providing $18 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. With this new funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis will reach more than $61 million. More»

Refugee Situation in Kenya and Djibouti

May 6: Read a background briefing and Q&A on the humanitarian and refugee dimensions of Secretary Kerry's recent trip. More»

Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

May 6: Today in Djibouti, Secretary Kerry announced the United States is providing more than $68 million to help humanitarian organizations meet the needs of nearly 16 million people in need of assistance in Yemen. More»

Funding for the UN Refugee Agency in Kenya

May 4: Today, Secretary Kerry announced over $45 million in additional funding to help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protect and assist some 600,000 refugees residing in Kenya. More»

Keynote Address for ECDC Plenary Session

Deputy Assistant Secretary Wiesner (Apr. 29): "Thank you for the work you do every day to resettle refugees in this country. ... We are working with our colleagues at the State Department to try to address the problems that have uprooted so many people around the world." Full Text»

Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians in Syria

Apr. 24: In response to the devastating crisis in Yarmouk, the United States is providing an additional $6 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). More»

48th UN Commission on Population and Development

Senior Advisor Pollack (Apr. 13): "Ensuring that women and girls can participate on an equal footing with men and boys would be among the most transformative goals we could set for the Post-2015 Development Agenda." Full Text»

Launch of In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Parents Lawfully Present in the United States

Dec. 2014: The United States is announcing the official launch of an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. This program will allow certain parents from one of these three countries who are lawfully present in the United States to request to bring their children to the United States as refugees via the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Media Note» | Fact Sheet: English» Espanol»

Humanitarian Diplomacy - Refugee Coordinators in Action

Refugee Coordinators are part of the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), which works with UN and NGO partners to provide aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world. Video»


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