Refugees

Population, Refugees, and Migration: 2017 Global Funding and Projects

The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) aims to be a catalyst to draw attention to the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in conflict-affected settings globally in order to improve dialogue, evidence, response, innovation, coordination, and leadership through funding and policy development.

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Remarks by Simon Henshaw at UNHCR ExCom Reception

On the occasion of the annual Executive Committee session of the U.N. High Commisisoner for Refugees, the United States hosted a reception for delegates, UNHCR officials, and other international organization and NGO partners. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi; Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw; and U.S. Mission Chargé d'Affaires Theodore Allegra spoke on the importance of collective international action to address the world's worst humanitarian crises, and to reaffirm support for the essential role played by UNHCR.

At UNGA two weeks ago, President Trump expressed appreciation for the United Nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance. Further, Secretary Tillerson, Administrator Green, Ambassador Haley, and I reaffirmed U.S. commitment – and the international community’s commitment – to seek solutions that end crises and bring peace, prosperity, and stability.

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Remarks by Theodore Allegra at UNHCR ExCom Reception

On the occasion of the annual Executive Committee session of the U.N. High Commisisoner for Refugees, the United States hosted a reception for delegates, UNHCR officials, and other international organization and NGO partners.  High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi; Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw; and U.S. Mission Chargé d'Affaires Theodore Allegra spoke on the importance of collective international action to address the world's worst humanitarian crises, and to reaffirm support for the essential role played by UNHCR.

The United States remains deeply committed to UNHCR’s work, as we remain deeply committed to continuing our leadership role in the humanitarian system through funding, and through diplomacy on the global stage.

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Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State

Special Briefing by Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw, in New York City, on September 20, 2017.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

The Secretary welcomed the Burmese government’s commitment to end the violence in Rakhine State and to allow those displaced by the violence to return home.

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Statement by the White House Press Secretary on the Violence in Burma

The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in northern Rakhine State in Burma, where at least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on Burmese security posts on August 25. We reiterate our condemnation of those attacks and ensuing violence.

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Bangladesh Hosting of Rohingya

We are very concerned by the United Nations announcement on September 8 that an estimated 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August 25 following allegations of serious human rights abuses in Burma’s Rakhine State, including violent attacks and mass burnings of villages.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on the Liberation of Mosul

“This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success of the international effort led by the Iraqi Security Forces.”

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U.S. Pledges $125 Million to UNHCR 2017 Global Appeal Update

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Ambassador Hamamoto: I am pleased to express my government’s strong support for the 2017 Global Appeal update of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto at UNHCR ExCom Reception

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Tonight, on the occasion of UNHCR’s annual Executive Committee meeting, we are here to reiterate our resolve to address a crisis that is one of the most urgent tests of our time – and to reaffirm our support to UNHCR in its efforts to help the staggering number of forcibly displaced people around the world.

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