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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...
August 28, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As the United Nations Security Council considers its response to the now-confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria on August 21, Human Rights First condemns...
August 13, 2013 New York City – Human Rights First urges the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to clarify recent statements made suggesting that it will punish athletes who stand up for gay rights in Russia...
August 13, 2013 On Thursday, the Obama Administration agreed to start resettling up to 2,000 Syrian refugees. With no end in sight to the war in Syria, and roughly two million people having fled to neighboring...
August 07, 2013 Washington, D.C. – When the U.S. secretaries of state and defense meet with their Russian counterparts on Friday, they should warn that the $1.1 billion deal to buy Russian helicopters for...

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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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