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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»

Date: 04/11/2014 Description: Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard and High Commissioner Antonio Guterres signed the 2014-2015 Framework for Cooperation between the United States Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. - State Dept Image

PRM-UNHCR Framework for Cooperation 2014-2015

Apr. 11: The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have been working in formal partnership through a Framework for Cooperation since the year 2000 to provide protection, humanitarian assistance, and durable solutions to UNHCR's beneficiaries. They have a unique relationship: PRM has long been UNHCR's top donor, while UNHCR has been PRM's largest multilateral partner. PRM and UNHCR renew their bilateral Framework for Cooperation biennially to advance shared objectives. Framework»

World Relief National Conference

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Henshaw (Apr. 8): "Many of you, I know, view this work as a calling, and not just a career. It is this kind of commitment that has allowed you to reach such a milestone. Daily, you interact with refugees who were amongst the most vulnerable people in the world, now making their way on a new journey here in the United States." Full Text»

47th UN Commission on Population and Development

Special Advisor Pollack (Apr. 7): "The 1994 ICPD consensus forged by 179 member states was, and remains, truly transformative. It reframes the way we view population and development challenges, and provides a far-reaching set of goals linking global health, gender equality, human rights, population dynamics and sustainable development." Full Text»

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance: Central African Republic

Apr. 7: The United States is providing over $45 million in Fiscal Year 2014 funding to support humanitarian assistance operations. This support provides food, water, medical care, agricultural support, and protection for people in need inside the Central African Republic and for those who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. More»

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Mar. 25: The United States is providing nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan affected by the recent violence. With this new funding, the United States humanitarian assistance is nearly $411 million dollars for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 to aid victims of the conflict in South Sudan, including internally displaced persons and refugees in South Sudan, as well as those South Sudanese who have fled to neighboring countries. More»

The Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support

Mar. 17: The United States and the international community are working tirelessly to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the brutal conflict in Syria. About half of the more than $1.7 billion in U.S.-provided humanitarian assistance is being distributed to organizations working inside Syria; the balance is going to assist refugees and to the communities that host them. More»

Date: 06/15/2011 Description: A Syrian refugee child is seen in a camp in Yayladagi, Turkey, near the Syrian border. © AP Image

DipNote Blog: "Saving Syria and Its Children"

Mar. 14: On February 10, the children at a United Nations’ school in Muzeirib, Syria, were among an ever shrinking group of kids still able to attend school, amid a conflict that has driven three million students away from classrooms. But then reality, in the form of an explosion, reportedly from an air-to-ground strike, ripped through the windows and changed their lives forever. Forty school children were injured that day in an incident that garnered few headlines. Eight days later on, another explosion struck a school in Muzeirib, killing five school children and 13 adults, and maiming 20 more. These incidents are only two examples in what has become an unremitting onslaught against a generation of Syrian children. As we commemorate the third anniversary of the Syria crisis on March 15, we urge you to join the movement to save Syria’s children and youth. DipNote»

State Department Contributes an Initial $124.5 Million to the ICRC

Feb. 25: The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of $124.5 million toward the 2014 Emergency Appeal of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Additional contributions will be forthcoming over the course of the year. This initial contribution, funded through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will support ICRC efforts worldwide. More»

State Department Contributes an Initial $226 Million to the UNHCR for 2014

Feb. 25: The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of $226 million toward the 2014 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This $226 million contribution includes $119.7 million for sub-Saharan Africa, which includes contributions to the crises in South Sudan and the Central African Republic previously announced earlier this year. Additional contributions will be forthcoming over the course of the year. More»

Date: 01/15/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry discusses a $380 million pledge the United States made at the Syria Donors' Conference during a news conference with his traveling press corps in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on January 15, 2014. - State Dept Image

Syria Donors' Conference

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 15): "I am also proud to announce today, on President Obama’s behalf, a new commitment of an additional $380 million in assistance. Combined with our previous efforts, the United States' contribution since the start of the crisis now totals more than $1.7 billion." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Trip Page»

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Assistant Secretary Richard (Jan. 7): "The State Department and USAID are major funders of the top humanitarian organizations responding to the crisis in Syria and the region, providing over $1.3 billion in assistance to date. In an attachment to this testimony, I provide a summary of the multi-faceted response that has been mounted by UN agencies and NGOs working with U.S. support." Full Text» "No Lost Generation"»
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