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September 09, 2015 New York City – As Secretary of State John Kerry meets with the Senate and House judiciary committees this morning to discuss the U.S. response to the growing refugee crisis in Europe,...
August 05, 2015 The United States and Turkey have agreed try to clear ISIL militants from a zone within Syria along its border with Turkey.  As the Washington Post noted last week, the plan posits that the zone...
May 07, 2015 New York City – As the United Nations considers authorizing the use of force to stop boats from carrying migrants and refugees across the Mediterranean, Human Rights First urges the United...
April 29, 2015 Following the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this month, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt called on the international community to...
March 31, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First welcomed the Obama Administration's pledge of an additional $507 million in humanitarian assistance for Syrians, made at an international pledging conference...
March 30, 2015 By Erica Qualliotine An estimated 10 million people in the world are stateless. One third are children. When people do not legally exist, they are far more susceptible to trafficking, forced...
March 13, 2015 New York City – As this week marks the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to champion protection, aid, and resettlement of Syrian...

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August 8, 2018

Presented by Veterans for American Ideals, Human Rights First, and Global Center for Refugee Education and Science (GCRES)

The ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Although no longer making the front pages, the situation is evolving in newsworthy ways. Two years ago, the European Union and Turkey made a controversial deal aimed at addressing the influx of refugees. In that two years, fundamental aspects of the crisis have changed.

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Blueprint | September 10, 2018
Historically, the United States has been a global leader in protecting vulnerable refugees fleeing persecution. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have recognized the moral and...
Factsheet | August 20, 2018
During the first ten months of Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018), the United States resettled 18,214 refugees, an almost 70% decrease from the 50,479 refugees settled during the...
Factsheet | September 21, 2017
Recent reports indicate that the Trump Administration plans to admit an all-time low number of refugees in the coming fiscal year. Furthermore, the White House is justifying this stunning abdication...
Factsheet | June 12, 2017
Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, 143 days ago, the number of refugees resettled to the United States has fallen by 61 percent when compared to the 143 days prior to the...

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