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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»

Syrian Refugee Response

The United States remains committed to helping the innocent children, women, and men affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. Read about what the U.S. is doing and how you can help. More»

Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Apr. 27: The U.S. has announced more than $86 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help conflict-affected people in South Sudan, as well as South Sudanese refugees in the region. More»

Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Response

Apr. 19: The U.S. has announced nearly $40 million in new humanitarian assistance to support people whose lives have been affected by Boko Haram violence, bringing the U.S. total in FY 2015 and FY 2016 to more than $237 million. More»

Assistance for Malian Regional Crisis

Apr. 17: The U.S. has announced nearly $29 million in new humanitarian assistance to benefit Malians uprooted by the conflict that broke out there in 2012, bringing the U.S. total for the crisis in FY 2015 and FY 2016 to more than $105 million. More»

World Bank's New Financing Initiative

Apr. 15: The U.S. has announced $25 million in intended funding for the World Bank's new financing initiative that aims to assist MENA countries affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, conflict, and economic instability. Media Note» Deputy Secretary's Remarks»

2016 Global Appeal for UNHCR

Apr. 14: The U.S. announces an initial contribution of nearly $421 million of humanitarian assistance toward the 2016 global appeal for UNHCR. This year's initial contribution will support UNHCR efforts worldwide. More»

New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

Apr. 8: The U.S. is providing nearly $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance to displaced and conflict-affected Iraqis within Iraq and throughout the region who are in urgent need of support. Media Note» Secretary's Remarks»

Support for Syrian Refugees

Mar. 30: At a meeting convened by UNHCR on "Global Responsibility Sharing through Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees," the U.S. announced additional steps it is taking to help Syrian refugees. More»

Assistance for Europe Refugee and Migration Crisis

Mar. 28: The U.S. has announced $20 million to support efforts by UNHCR, UNFPA, and the IFRC for increased protection, shelter, and other lifesaving assistance throughout Europe. More»

Humanitarian Assistance for Burundi Crisis

Mar. 10: The U.S. has announced more than $31 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees from Burundi, Congolese refugees living in Burundi, and others in Burundi who are food insecure. More»

Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

Jan. 22: Secretary Kerry announced today in Davos, Switzerland, that the U.S. is seeking significant new international commitments to strengthen the international response to the global refugee crisis. Fact Sheet»

Refugee Resettlement in the United States

Jan. 13: The U.S. will continue to be a leader in helping to protect the world's most vulnerable refugees through resettlement efforts, while ensuring the security of our nation is preserved. Fact Sheet» Secretary's Remarks»

Humanitarian Assistance for Sahrawi Refugees

Nov. 23: In response to catastrophic flooding in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, the United States announces a contribution of more than $4 million in humanitarian assistance to help meet the acute needs of Sahrawi refugees. More»

Deputy Secretary's Travel

Deputy Secretary Blinken traveled to Amman, Jordan, November 18-19 to meet with government officials to discuss key bilateral and regional issues, including the urgent refugee crisis in the region. He visited a community center serving Jordan-based refugees to reinforce the U.S. commitment to supporting Syrian refugee communities displaced by conflict. Media Note» Photos»

Educating Refugee Children

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom (Nov. 16): "An example to nations, Turkey has committed itself to providing formal education for children and enshrining this as a right in its laws on the temporary protection of Syrians." 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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