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Welcoming Resettled Refugees

USA for UNHCR is leading a movement to build awareness by supporting resettled refugees in the U.S. and promoting acceptance and understanding.

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Making a difference at home

Resettlement is part of a refugee’s journey and while USA for UNHCR does not resettle refugees, we support programming that helps make the U.S. a more welcoming place by:

Impact

USA for UNHCR is raising awareness and understanding about the unique experience of resettled refugees in America by providing support for the following initiatives:

Hello Neighbor: A non-profit that unites refugees and their new community by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them. The mentorship program helps refugee families engage on life skills and in cultural opportunities together. The pilot program launched in Pittsburgh in 2017 and there are plans to expand to other U.S. cities.

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense): A pro bono legal defense non-profit that provides counsel for unaccompanied children entering the U.S. and advocates for reforms that ensure unaccompanied children receive fair and appropriate treatment in immigration proceedings. KIND also helps children returning to their home reintegrate back into their community.

Refugee Congress: A refugee-led group comprised of one delegate from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Delegates advocate within their state and collectively at the national level to promote the well-being, integration and dignity of all refugees the U.S

"It’s important that the U.S. remains a leader, in all refugee matters, including resettlement. It is a humanitarian matter and this leadership must continue."

–Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Other Programs

Help Refugee Families

War, violence and persecution have forced millions of families from their homes. They urgently need shelter, protection and safety. You can help rush critical supplies like medicine, clean water, food and tents to desperate children and families. You can provide refugees with emergency support, long-term care and hope for the future.

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