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September 12, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the intense focus that the Obama Administration is now placing on the possibility of a strong multilateral diplomatic response to the August 21 gas...
September 10, 2013 Washington, D.C. – This evening, following President Obama’s address to the nation making his case to the American people for action on Syria, Human Rights First issued the following...
September 10, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As President Obama prepares to deliver his Oval Office address, remarks that will reportedly detail the reasons behind his request for authority to launch military strikes...
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...

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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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