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28 Jan 2018 description
report Voice of America

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — A second group of refugees to be resettled in the United States from Australia's offshore immigration centers has left Papua New Guinea. Washington has agreed to take up to 1,250 migrants held in Australian-run processing camps in the South Pacific. In return, Canberra will accept a small number of Central American refugees.

15 Dec 2017 description
report The Guardian

Majority of refugees to be resettled in the new year are from Pakistan and Afghanistan

Ben Doherty

Nearly 200 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention islands of Nauru and Manus will be resettled in the United States in the new year.

Read more on The Guardian

13 Sep 2017 description

The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to carry out his temporary ban on refugees entering the country.

The justices granted a request on September 12 from the Justice Department to block a federal appeals-court decision that the department said would have allowed an additional 24,000 additional refugees to enter the United States.

08 Sep 2017 description

A U.S. appeals court on September 7 rejected efforts by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the United States.

In the latest legal blow to Trump's executive order targeting refugees and people from six predominantly Muslim countries, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that refugees who have "bona fide" relationships with U.S. resettlement agencies should be allowed into the country.

01 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Activists are asking the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status for over 1,000 Sudanese and South Sudanese nationals living in the United States.

By September 3, DHS is expected to decide whether to extend, redesignate or terminate the program for the two countries.

The current period ends November 2 for 49 South Sudanese and 1,039 Sudanese TPS beneficiaries.

Patrice Lawrence of UndocuBlack Network, an advocacy group for undocumented black immigrants, wants an extension.

'Stuck in this status'

07 Mar 2017 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is deeply dismayed by the new executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement issued today by US President Donald Trump, barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America, while suspending the refugee resettlement programme for 120 days.

The new executive order will disrupt thousands of lives due to terrorism fears without factual basis.

04 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

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28 Jan 2017 description

Yesterday, 27 January, United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees, migrants and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries – Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The ban is grievously discriminatory, effectively targeting and blocking lawful entry into the United States to people on the basis of religion, a practice that is explicitly outlawed in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

28 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Order Reflects Prejudice, Will Not Make US Safer

(Washington) – United States President Donald Trump has announced several policies that will cause tremendous harm to refugees and do little to address terrorism and other national security threats, Human Rights Watch said today.

30 Sep 2014 description

United States - IOM has assisted the United States in the resettlement of close to 70,000 refugees from some 80 countries during the US fiscal year ending today, which coincides with this week’s release of The Good Lie, a Hollywood production that tells the story of a group of refugees known as the “Lost Boys of Sudan”.

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.

05 Aug 2011 description

For Immediate Release August 04, 2011

“The United States is committed to working with our allies, and to strengthening our own internal capabilities, in order to ensure that the United States and the international community are proactively engaged in a strategic effort to prevent mass atrocities and genocide. In the event that prevention fails, the United States will work both multilaterally and bilaterally to mobilize diplomatic, humanitarian, financial, and—in certain instances—military means to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.”

27 Jul 2011 description
report Better World Fund

Washington, D.C. – (Wednesday, July 27, 2011) – Better World Campaign Executive Director Peter Yeo released the following statement in response to the passage of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for FY 2012, in the House Appropriations State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee today:

29 Oct 2007 description

(Extract)

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.

15 Jun 2006 description

(Extract)

Today, President Bush signed legislation to provide emergency funding for the War on Terror, hurricane relief, border security, and pandemic influenza preparations. The President is committed to giving our commanders and troops in the field the resources they need to fight the War on Terror, and this bill continues that commitment.

16 Mar 2006 description

The house on Little River Road is still on its pad, unmoved by the water that rushed in from two directions in a Bayou La Batre, Ala., neighborhood. The roof had been partially dislodged by the high winds of Hurricane Katrina that blew through this coastal town last August.

08 Sep 2005 description
report Mercy Corps

For Oregon-bound families displaced from their homes by Hurricane Katrina, Mercy Corps is helping ease the transition by creating "Comfort Kits" that contain games, stuffed animals, fleece throws and stamped Oregon postcards that people can use to send notes to family and friends.

To address the daunting long-term recovery process for hurricane-affected people, Mercy Corps created a program called Comfort for Kids this week that will provide psycho-social support for the huge number displaced children that may be experiencing trauma - including 500 kids in families temporarily …

30 Aug 2005 description

LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, AND ALABAMA: UMCOR RESPONDS TO HURRICANE KATRINA