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»
Secretary Kerry (Nov. 13): " When emergencies strike and chaos erupts, the risks they face only increase. ... In times of emergency, protection against gender-based violence should be a critical part of international humanitarian aid." Full Text»
Secretary Kerry (Nov. 12): "These are basic human necessities that hundreds of millions of women are forced to go without. ... That's why the United States and our partners must continue our life-saving work to advocate for sexual health and reproductive rights." Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Richard (Nov. 15): "The reproductive health and fertility decisions that the current generation of youth makes will determine their prospects as adults." Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Richard (Nov. 3): "In my own travels, I have met families literally shattered by the violence –children traumatized by what they’ve witnessed, elderly people in need of medical attention, families whose fathers and husbands have gone missing. What is often lost in media reports about the horrors of war is the fact that millions of ordinary people are stuck in the middle of this conflict and urgently need assistance." Full Text»
President Obama announced September 24th that the United States will provide $339 million in additional U.S. humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. This new announcement brings the total U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people to nearly $1.4 billion since the crisis began. The United States is providing food, clean water, shelter, medical care, and relief supplies to over 4.2 million people inside Syria, as well as to the more than two million refugees across the region. The United States remains the single-largest contributor of humanitarian aid for the Syrian people.
For more information: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2013/09/214593.htm.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Clements (Aug. 7): "The United States will continue to champion equal nationality rights for women, and we will continue to use our diplomacy and humanitarian assistance to support solutions to statelessness in all its forms." Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Richard (June 10): "We come here for a solemn occasion. Tomorrow at the Potocari memorial, we will pay our respects to the more than 8,000 victims killed in the Srebrenica genocide 18 years ago, to their families, and to those who survived the genocide." Full Text»
Secretary Kerry (June 20): "Today is just the 12th official World Refugee Day, but I’m proud to say that in United States of America, our country has had a tradition of welcoming the 'huddled masses yearning to breathe free,' and it runs deep in our roots." Full Text» More»
June 13: Deputy Assistant Secretary Clements visited Iraq as part of a regional trip to discuss displacement issues and assess assistance efforts for refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq. Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Richard (May 7): "A few months later after this Modalities Resolution breakdown, in February, I co-chaired at the UN with Mexico’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Luis Alfonso De Alba an International Organization for Migration-sponsored roundtable on the human rights of migrants. This event was well-received, with a big turn-out, and showed that our two countries, which were on opposite sides of the modalities debate, can come together to discuss and identify areas of mutual concern" Full Text»