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05 Oct 2016 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 4, 2016

The United States is taking the lead in meeting the unprecedented challenge of the global refugee crisis. At the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September, President Obama brought together world leaders on the margins of the UN General Assembly to galvanize additional humanitarian support, improve educational and access to lawful work for refugees, and expand opportunities for refugee resettlement.

04 Oct 2016 description

United States of America - The United States resettled 84,994 refugees during fiscal year (FY) 2016 ending September 30th – just six people short of the 85,000 target set by the Obama administration last year.

At the same time, the administration announced a new ceiling of 110,000 refugees to be admitted to the US in FY 2017. The FY 2017 total represents a 57 percent increase over two years from the 70,000 refugees admitted to the United States in 2015.

18 May 2016 description
report InterAction

Submitted by Zakat Communications

Omar has spent almost 29 years of his life in search of a real home that he could call his own. As a Rohingya Muslim from western Myanmar, he had to leave his home country, where he was neither recognized as a citizen nor given basic civil rights. After three difficult, precarious decades in several countries he arrived in Chicago, where he was finally able to settle down in safety.

08 Oct 2015 description
report The Irrawaddy

WASHINGTON — A federal court in the United States has issued a summons for President Thein Sein and several Burmese ministers to respond to allegations of human rights violations committed against the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority.

The summons was issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York following a lawsuit filed by the Burma Task Force USA, a coalition of 19 Muslim American organizations.

13 Feb 2012 description

Fact Sheet

Washington, DC

February 13, 2012

The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It supports our allies and partners, prevents conflict, promotes democracy, and reflects our core values.

06 Feb 2012 description

LOUISVILLE, United States, February 3 (UNHCR) – One rainy winter day in a working class neighbourhood of Louisville, Kentucky, Hsar Say flipped through the classified ads looking for jobs while his wife cooked a fish curry in the kitchen of their damp basement apartment.

Above his tattered, second-hand sofa, the flag of an ethnic Karen separatist movement hung as a potent reminder of the long journey that brought him to the United States after years stuck in the Umpium Mai refugee camp on Thailand's border with Myanmar.

07 Jul 2008 description

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Central U.S. floods

The worst of the flooding in the central U.S. may be behind us, but massive clean-up and recovery are now ahead for families whose homes have been damaged or destroyed. CWS Emergency Response Specialists have been assessing needs in affected areas, planning for long-term recovery, training, and projects.

You and your congregation can help respond to flood-related needs with your donations and by making CWS Emergency Clean-up Buckets.

29 Oct 2007 description

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Group cooperation aids continuing Hurricane Katrina recovery in New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana

Recovery from Hurricane Katrina has brought together faith-based and community groups from across the New Orleans area: Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership (GNODRP) is a CWS-supported umbrella agency representing nine long-term recovery groups and 70 agencies.

The group serves as a roundtable where unmet needs are addressed.