USCRI Expands Programming in Mexico

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is pleased to announce expanded programming and the opening of its regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Aguascalientes, Mexico. These programs will focus on refugee resettlement in Mexico combined with higher education and building relationships with local universities and their communities. […]

USCRI Update: Country Conditions in Haiti

On February 29, 2024, a surge in gang violence erupted in Haiti, primarily in the capital of Port-au-Prince, that today continues to spiral the nation into a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian and protection crisis. This new wave of attacks perpetrated by armed gangs in Port-au-Prince marked an unprecedented level of violence that had been intensifying since […]

The Refugee Response in Uganda

Uganda is Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country with more than 1.5 million refugees residing within its borders. The East African nation deploys one of the most progressive policy responses to cross-border displacement on the continent. But this response faces headwinds—from declines in international support to the rise of climate-related displacement. This brief provides an overview of […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: Barriers and Access to Mental Health Care

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month during the month of May, USCRI recognizes the importance of fostering public education and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of refugees and other forcibly displaced populations affected by mental health issues and mental disorders. Refugees and other forcibly displaced populations are at a high risk for […]

Starvation and Suicide: Refugees in Kenya Camps

The extreme cuts to food rations in Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement in Kenya have led to deadly protests, suicides, and an inhumane situation for refugees seeking safety and protection. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is deeply disturbed by reports it received on the current situation in the camp, which has […]

To Displace & Destroy: Sexual Violence in Haiti & the Darién Gap

Content sensitivities: the following policy brief contains detailed language about sexual violence.   An estimated one in three women and girls globally will experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime. Gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, is a widespread threat for women and girls in peacetime, but in times of conflict, crisis, and displacement, […]

Congress Restores Access to Benefits for Thousands of Ukrainians

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) applauds Congress for its vote authorizing Ukrainians who are now arriving in the United States to receive resettlement support and other assistance. As part of a $95 billion supplemental package signed by President Biden on April 24, Ukrainian humanitarian parolees who have arrived in the United States […]

After a Year of War, Our Hearts Break for Sudan

By Omer Omer and Eskinder Negash Wars in Ukraine and Gaza have rightfully drawn the attention of the world to the plight of the innocent. But a different conflict has spiraled into one of the planet’s worst crises. Over the past year, Sudan has slipped into an abyss stretching from the Sahara to the Red […]

The Situation in Sudan After One Year of Conflict

One year ago, Sudan erupted into widescale conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. Since then, the country has spiraled into an unmitigated catastrophe, one that has now displaced more people within its borders than any other crisis in the world. This report provides an overview of country conditions in Sudan […]

Stolen in Plain Sight: Losing Track of Forced Labor in the United States

A study¹ on forced labor by the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that profits from forced labor amount to $236 billion annually. If this number represented a country, it would be among the top third wealthiest nations in the world—on par with Qatar, wealthier than Greece, and more than two times wealthier than Kenya. This figure […]