Refugee Congress delegates gathered in Washington, DC over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend for a national media-training forum.
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USA for UNHCR is leading a movement to build awareness by supporting resettled refugees in the U.S. and promoting acceptance and understanding. The U.S. has been the global leader in resettling refugees since the 1970s. Learn more about the process, which involves screening by eight federal agencies and takes years.
USA for UNHCR is proud to announce a new multi-year grant to KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), a nonprofit founded with the core mission that no child faces U.S. immigration court alone.
USA for UNHCR was honored with the 2019 ANA Genius Awards in the “Data and Analytics Growth” category.
Basma Alawee is a former refugee from Iraq who became a citizen of the United States 2016. She's a refugee advocate and community organizer in Florida.
USA for UNHCR helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution.
1.2 billion people, including millions of refugees, live in extreme poverty on just $1.50 a day. You can change this!
The staff and current board of directors of USA for UNHCR welcome new board members Yasmin Causer and Virginia Tenpenny.
A shocking 77 countries criminalize same-sex acts. In five countries, the punishment is death. LGBTI people can also struggle to find acceptance with those closest to them — their family. Sadly, many have no safe place to call home. With nowhere to turn, many LGBTI people flee in search of safety, but that brings other dangers. As a result, LGBTI refugees are among our world’s most isolated, brutalized people. By supporting USA for UNHCR, caring Americans are providing a lifeline.
“We’re people just like you, only in different circumstances.” Hear from former refugees as they share their experiences and what it means to be a refugee.
The collaboration with Microsoft aims to empower 25,000 refugee and host community youth in Kakuma with digital skills and computer science trainings by 2021.
More than 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled the country to escape violence, gang warfare as well as lack of food, medicine and essential services. It is the largest exodus in Latin America’s recent history.
“It is a legacy I am still doing on behalf of my late father.” Learn how this former refugee finds strength in his faith and through carrying on family Ramadan traditions.
UNHCR calls for stepped up security to protect more than 15,000 people in 18 locations surrounded by armed groups across the Central African Republic.
Anne-Marie Grey assumes the post of executive director of USA for UNHCR at a time of extraordinary humanitarian crisis and displacement.
USA for UNHCR has named William Ball, Mika Brzezinski, Susan McPherson, and Liberty Vittert to its board of directors.
The Kovler Fund pledged $100,000 to UNHCR to ensure that people traveling by sea who need international protection can receive it.
Each week we collect the most interesting, inspiring and innovative refugee stories from around the world. Here are this week’s picks!
To Breathe Free, follows the journey of a Syrian family fleeing war in Homs to the refugee camps in Jordan and starting a new life in Washington, D.C.
In 2012, Subhi fled Syria with the hope that he could one day live in peace. "I always dreamt about San Francisco because it seemed like a place where I could be myself," he recalled.
Board treasurer Yasmin Causer joins a mission trip to Ethiopia to learn more about UNHCR’s work to help refugees.
3.7 million refugee children are out of school. By supporting their education, you are investing in them — and in humanity.