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PRM supports efforts to protect and assist refugees and vulnerable migrants around the world. We maintain our enduring humanitarian commitments by working to assist refugees and other displaced people as close to their home countries as possible.

How does the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration deliver assistance to refugees?

The Bureau does not operate refugee camps, or otherwise give aid directly to refugees. Instead, in the interests of effectiveness and efficiency, we work with the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations, as well as with non-governmental organizations, that operate these programs. The Bureau manages the contributions to these organizations, and monitors the programs we fund: we make sure they are working properly and ascertain that they are in line with U.S. government policies.

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