A look at the first of 10,000

A look at the first of 10,000

As we approach the goal of 10,000 Syrian departures by this September, here is a look at the first refugee case which departed from the surge operation!

Kenya Refugees Competing in Rio

Kenya Refugees Competing in Rio

Three refugees from Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya are competing in Rio this Friday and Saturday, running the Men’s 400m, 800m and Women’s 1500m. The USRAP has done a significant amount of processing from the Kakuma camp.

Salam Neighbor on Netflix

Salam Neighbor on Netflix

There is a documentary on Netflix called “Salam Neighbor." The filmmakers went to the Za’taari UNHCR camp in Jordan to see what life is like in the camps and to live like the refugees. Very interesting and eye opening.

WRAPS Minor Release

WRAPS Minor Release

A WRAPS minor release was successfully deployed on Friday, March 25th.

How You Can Help!

How You Can Help!

Enter your zip code on the #AidRefugees link to see where you can learn about volunteer opportunities with organizations near you that are helping refugees start anew in your community.

Heart-felt Letter

Heart-felt Letter

The letter was sent to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Samantha Bee Speaks With Syrian Refugees

Samantha Bee Speaks With Syrian Refugees

Samantha Bee is a comedian who used to be on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and has now just started her own show. She spent a full day at RSC Amman and did a segment on U.S. resettlement of Syrians.

U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Syrians totals $5.1 BILLION

U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Syrians totals $5.1 BILLION

Secretary Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $601 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $5.1 billion since the start of the crisis. Secretary Kerry also announced more than $290 million in U.S. development assistance for education to Jordan and Lebanon.

Press briefing with PRM's Simon Henshaw

Press briefing with PRM's Simon Henshaw

Press briefing with Simon Henshaw, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration.

"The United States remains deeply committed to safeguarding the American people from terrorists, just as we are committed to providing refuge to the world’s most vulnerable people. We do not believe these goals are mutually exclusive or that either has to be pursued at the expense of the other."

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is on this list! Check out this list of refugees who have made a difference and left a mark in the world.

Following "HONY"

Following "HONY"

".....but this is why I joined the UNHCR.” (Tovarnik, Croatia)

HONY to Cover Refugees in Europe

HONY to Cover Refugees in Europe

If you’re not familiar with Humans of New York "HONY," the photographer takes photos of random people he meets in New York and posts them with the subjects’ words.  Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes sad and now he’s made plans to cover refugees in Europe.  It’s a great way to put a human face on the crisis.  You can follow along on his website, Facebook and Twitter.

White House Launches National Campaign to Build Welcoming Communities

The White House today launched the Building Welcoming Communities Campaign, accelerating the growing movement of communities that are becoming more prosperous by embracing immigrants and fostering opportunity for all. Launched during National Welcoming Week, the Campaign is part of a broader package of announcements made by the White House Task Force on New Americans. 

WRAPS R4.1.2

WRAPS R4.1.2

WRAPS 2 Release 4.1.2 has been successfully deployed!