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The 2023 Global Refugee Forum

From December 13 to 15, the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland. It is the largest international gathering on refugees and forcibly displaced persons, bringing together national governments, refugees, local authorities, international organizations, civil society, and members of the private sector. This is only the second GRF ever hosted. The first […]

Policy Brief: “The Abyss of Despair” – A Need to Act for Haiti and Its Children

Often far removed from the headlines is a humanitarian crisis worsening by the day: the situation in Haiti. In recent months, a resurgence of armed violence has plagued daily life in Haiti with brutality and insecurity, particularly in the capital of Port-au-Prince and neighboring areas. It is estimated that over 200 gangs currently operate throughout […]

Policy Brief: Dignity Beyond Borders- Stories that Surpass Adversity

In the field of migration, there is a tendency to focus on suffering as we bring awareness to the human rights abuses, wars and conflicts, economic disparities, and climate disasters that push people to leave their homes in search of safety and security. But there is another side to stories of displacement: triumph in the […]

Policy Brief: Ukrainians Fleeing Russia’s War Cut Off from U.S. Support

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have arrived in the United States since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022. As the war continues and Russian attacks on civilians escalate, Ukrainians continue to seek safety and protection in the United States on a daily basis. However, the safety net available to Ukrainians arriving in the […]

Policy Brief: Her Dreams to Achieve: Ensuring Protection and Education for Refugee Girls

In August and September 2023, USCRI Policy Analyst Victoria Walker travelled to Kenya to visit both Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps with an aim to better understand the experiences of refugee children in the camps and to examine access to education and child protection services within the camps. This week’s Policy and Advocacy report presents […]

Policy Brief: Searching for Hope in the Mediterranean Dashed by EU’s Shirking Responsibility

In this week’s Policy and Advocacy Report, in anticipation of an upcoming field visit to better understand the plight of asylum seekers along the Eastern Mediterranean route and their integration in Greece, Policy Analyst Aaron Nodjomian-Escajeda provides background information on migration in the region as well as its associated policies and challenges. Click here to read […]

Policy Brief: At Home and Abroad, Afghans Need Protections Two Years After Taliban Takeover

To mark the two-year anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, policy analyst Daniel Salazar summarizes the successes and failures in U.S. policies to protect at-risk Afghans, including U.S. refugee admissions, special immigrant visas, the Afghan Adjustment Act proposed in Congress, asylum, re-parole, Temporary Protected Status, and Special Student Relief. Click here to read the full Policy […]

Policy Brief: Crossing for a Future: Children Migrating Through the Darién Gap

In this week’s policy and advocacy report, policy analyst Victoria Walker highlights the record-breaking numbers of children crossing the perilous Darién Gap and provides recommended action steps for host country governments, civil society organizations, and other actors to better protect children in migration and strengthen the response to child migration flows. Click here to read the […]

USCRI Policy Brief: No Survivor Left Behind

To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, in this week’s Policy and Advocacy Report, policy analyst Aaron Nodjomian-Escajeda examines global trends on trafficking in persons and provides recommendations on what the United States can do to “reach every victim of trafficking” and “leave no one behind.” This report is part of USCRI’s ongoing work […]

Policy Brief: Climate-Related Displacement: Potential Protections in U.S. Policy

In this week’s Policy and Advocacy Report, policy analyst Daniel Salazar discusses policy recommendations on climate displacement, including U.S. refugee admissions program/TPS reforms and a new climate-specific humanitarian pathway for resettlement. This report discusses the lack of domestic and international protections for climate displaced persons and how some states are beginning to act with varying […]