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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

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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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U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the South Sudan Crisis

The United States calls on all parties to the conflict to immediately bring an end to the senseless violence in South Sudan.

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United States Announces $68 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

The funds will support the activities of the World Food Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, and other organizations, providing food, water, shelter, medical care, protection, and other assistance.

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Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres

During their meeting, they discussed the grave humanitarian crises facing Africa and the Middle East – from Kenya to Syria to Yemen – and addressed the significant needs of refugees and other displaced and conflict-affected persons.

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MICIC Geneva briefing

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The Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative (MICIC) is a State-led effort to improve the ability of States and other stakeholders to prepare for and respond to the needs of migrants caught in countries in situations of acute crisis …

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U.S. Strongly Condemns Attacks Against Red Cross/Red Crescent Staff in Syria and Yemen

The U.S. maintains an ironclad commitment to assisting those impacted by the conflicts in Syria, in Yemen, and around the world.

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Press Statement: International Migrants Day

On International Migrants Day we recognize the millions of people around the world who cross borders in search of a better life and we celebrate their contributions. But this year it is also a day to mourn the thousands whose journeys began in desperation and hope but ended in death.

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