Assistant Secretary Anne Richard: UNHCR EXCOM Statement

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard

Last year at this venue, I lamented the scale, complexity, and urgency of the humanitarian crises we were facing then – calling them “unprecedented.” Little did I know that last year’s definition would so quickly become passé.

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Ambassador Hamamoto’s Remarks at Reception for Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly Clements

Kelly, you’re coming into this job at an extremely challenging time for UNHCR. But as High Commissioner Guterres noted, and I quote, “your proven leadership and rich combination of skills will be a key asset for the agency.”

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

The United States is pleased to announce more than $80 million in additional humanitarian assistance for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees in the region.

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Fact Sheet: New U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

The White House has announced nearly $419 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.

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Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Significantly Increase Numbers of Syrian Refugees Resettled

Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks With German Foreign Minister Steinmeier at a Joint Press Availability

In the next fiscal year, we’ll target 100,000, and if it’s possible to do more, we’ll do

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New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

The United States is providing nearly $62 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected by violence.

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CJCS Dempsey: UN Peacekeeping Missions Serve to Advance Collective Security of all UN Members

Today, peacekeepers are being asked to shoulder more responsibility in combat zones than at any time in history. Peacekeeping operations are under greater strain than ever before. Because of this reality, we’re at a critical juncture for this body.

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U.S. Condemns Forced Deportation of Ethnic Uighurs in Thailand to China

U.S. Condemns Forced Deportation of Ethnic Uighurs in Thailand to China Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 9, 2015     We condemn Thailand’s forced deportation on July 9 of over 100 ethnic Uighurs to China, where they could face harsh treatment and a lack of due process. This action runs counter […]

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Fact Sheet: History of U.S. Refugee Resettlement

The U.S. refugee resettlement program reflects the core values of the United States and our strong tradition of providing a safe haven for the oppressed.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on World Refugee Day


World Refugee Day, marked on June 20, is a time to honor those who flee violence and persecution and those who help them on their journey.

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