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26 Sep 2018 description

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has co-led a letter with The America Team for Displaced Eritreans to bring an urgent response to the needs of vulnerable individuals and families in Libya. This appeal was delivered to His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations on Friday with copies to:

26 Jul 2018 description

In recent weeks, the issue of family separation has come to the foreground of political discussions. This comes after the Administration’s decision to separate families seeking asylum at the border has sparked significant controversy. Numerous families are being torn apart, leading to an increased number of unaccompanied minors. The Administration responded to criticism by stating that the extraordinary measures being taken are simply in response to the surge in number of people attempting to illegally cross the border.

08 Jun 2018 description

June 8, 2018

Dear Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has been building a strong America since 1911. This has meant helping newcomers to learn language, job skills and prepare for citizenship through a Network of agencies across the nation. Since 1980, the USCRI network has resettled over 300,000 refugees from South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the former Soviet Union countries.

22 Feb 2018 description

More than one year after the new Administration, the full effects of new refugee and immigration policies are beginning to be felt.

22 Feb 2018 description

The number of refugee arrivals to the United States has been cut by nearly 60% since the Administration’s new limitations on entry went into effect. And while the effect this has on refugee arrivals is apparent, it also means that the Administration no longer requires as extensive a network of resettlement offices throughout the country.

01 Dec 2009 description

Surviving the Worst

Thailand, South Africa, Gaza, Malaysia, Kenya, Egypt, and Turkey are among the worst places for refugees according to USCRI's just released World Refugee Survey 2009.

01 Jun 2008 description

The World Refugee Survey 2008 offers 60 country updates and also highlights ten of the worst violators of refugees' rights. Also in this year's Survey are examples of people speaking out on behalf of refugees in countries from Thailand to Turkey, and detailed statistics on refugees around the world.

01 Jun 2007 description

For the second consecutive year, the 2007 edition of the World Refugee Survey reveals that the number of refugees around the world grew to 14 million. Nearly half of two million new refugees were from Iraq.

30 Nov 2006 description

Access to Justice in Camps: A New Area of Interest

01 Jun 2006 description

The 2006 edition of the World Refugee Survey reveals the number of refugees around the world has increased to 12 million largely due to instability in Iraq, and that physical protection for refugees is on the decline as host country grades for refugee treatment drop. It also highlights progress in the anti-warehousing campaign with policy improvements in Lebanon, Malaysia, and Thailand and includes a feature article by USCRI President & CEO on the victims of hurricane Katrina, "We Ain't Refuges."

01 Jun 2005 description

The 2005 edition of the World Refugee Survey advocates for the freedom and livlihoods of refugees and IDPs, and continues the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants' (USCR) campaign to end the warehousing of refugees - the practice of keeping refugees in camps or seggregated settlements, deprived for years of the basic rights guaranteed in the UN Refugee Convention.

The document reviews the status of "warehoused" refugees, and grades refugee-hosting countries according to their practices.

01 Jan 2004 description

The publication of this 43rd edition of the World Refugee Survey launches the US Committee for Refugee's (USCR) campaign to end the warehousing of refugees - the practice of keeping refugees in camps or seggregated settlements, deprived for years of the basic rights guaranteed in the UN Refugee Convention.

For this purpose, it examines the causes of warehousing as well as the problems associated with keeping refugees in camps or segregated settlements for long periods. Moreover, it examines how some host countries have afforded refugees some of their Convention rights.

01 Jun 2003 description

This 45th annual report reviews refugee conditions and government policies affecting refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers in 134 countries worldwide.

In addition to the country-by-country analysis, the report includes comprehensive statistics and articles examining the impact of September 11, North Korean Refugees in China and the exclusion of Palestinians from international protection.  

The report is based on information from governments, international organisations, nongovernmental organisations and field visits.

06 Jun 2002 description

Number of World's Uprooted Grows;

01 Jun 2002 description

Covering more than 130 countries, this annual report presents information on refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers. In addition to the country-by-country analysis, the report includes comprehensive statistics and articles examining the impact of September 11 on refugees and asylum seekers.

The report is based on information from governments, international organisations, nongovernmental organisations and field visits.