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September 09, 2013
With Syria’s refugee crisis hitting the 2 million mark, the world’s attention has been focused this week on the plight of men, women and children who are forced to flee their countries in search of...
September 09, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First calls on the Obama Administration to immediately follow up on the comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that, “Russia would join any...
September 04, 2013
Washington, D.C. –Human Rights First today urged that the U.S. response to the crisis in Syria should be shaped by three priorities: protecting Syrian civilians, reinforcing the international...
September 03, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As Members of Congress consider the administration’s proposal to launch military strikes against Syria, Human Rights First today urged lawmakers to ensure that any...
August 31, 2013
Washington, DC — Today, in response to President Obama’s Rose Garden statement detailing U.S. concerns about the ongoing crisis in Syria and noting that he plans to seek authorization from...
August 30, 2013
Washington, DC – As the Obama Administration continues to weigh its options for responding to the chemical weapons attack that killed 1400 Syrian civilians on August...
August 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges the Obama Administration to cancel plans to purchase more Mi-17 helicopters from Russia’s official arms dealer, following reports of a criminal...

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Opinions | April 02, 2014
By Eleanor Acer, Refugee Protection When I met with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey a few months ago, many were already struggling with the realization that they would not be able...
Letter | March 11, 2014
An open letter from Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino calling upon President Barack Obama to urge the government of Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the United States in actions...
Factsheet | February 10, 2014
Nearly three years since the onset of violence in Syria, more than 2.4 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries, many with little hope of returning in the near future. How the United States...
Testimony | January 06, 2014
In a statement on January 7, 2014 to the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, Human Rights First recommended ways for the United States to...