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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»

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»

Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

Sept. 30: The U.S. is providing more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected by violence and are in urgent need of help from the international community. This new funding brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Iraq humanitarian response to nearly $534 million since the start of FY 2014. More»

Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Sept. 22: The U.S. has announced more than $80 million in additional humanitarian assistance. With this additional contribution, total U.S. assistance since the start of the conflict in December 2013 has reached more than $1.3 billion for vulnerable populations. More»

Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

Sept. 21: The U.S. is providing nearly $419 million in additional assistance for those affected by the war in Syria, bringing total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $1.6 billion in FY 2015 and over $4.5 billion since the start of the crisis. More»

Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen

Sept. 16: The U.S. has announced more than $89 million in additional assistance to help people affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen, including nearly $71 million from USAID and more than $18 million from the State Department's PRM bureau. More» White House Statement»

World Humanitarian Day

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 19): "Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others. ... We proudly salute their courage and resilience. And we pay tribute to the sacrifices they make in a world where each is connected to all." Full Text» DipNote»

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»

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»

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»

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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