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Trafficking Survivors Lost in the Funding Debate’s Asylum Stipulations

In October 2023, the Biden Administration requested emergency supplemental funding for short-term foreign aid, including support to Ukraine. This request came near the end of the month, as budget talks to fund the federal government and avoid a government shutdown recommenced with the first funding bill, or continuing resolution (CR), of Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 […]

A Period in Humanitarian Crises

Menstruation, commonly referred to as a period, is often stigmatized. Many find dialogue about it awkward or unnecessary. Yet it is one of the most important conversations for humanitarian actors, policymakers, and the global community to have. Neglecting menstrual hygiene needs can lead to grave impacts on physical and mental health, therefore worsening already critical […]

Learning is a Lifeline: Access to Education for Refugee Children in Kenya

Across the globe conflicts are becoming increasingly protracted, new escalations of violence are occurring, climate disasters are more frequent, and humanitarian crises are worsening. Such realities are displacing more children than ever before and for longer periods of time. Many children are now spending their entire childhoods displaced, and for some, their entire childhoods in […]

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 […]

After Our Allies Were Welcomed: Chronicling the Afghan Resettlement Response Since 2021

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) released its comprehensive report following the two-year anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The report titled “After Our Allies Were Welcomed: Chronicling the Afghan Resettlement Response Since 2021” analyzes the successes and challenges of Afghan resettlement and integration in the two years since the beginning of […]

Unwanted and Unprotected: Displaced Eritreans Caught by Conflict, Crisis, and Cruelty

Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers continue to be exposed to horrific human rights violations, such as kidnappings and forced disappearances. They cannot safely return to their home country, which features indefinite mandatory military conscription among other forms of repression. They cannot find safety and security in nearby countries, between targeted violence and harassment by security […]

Discussion on the State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa

On July 11, 2023, USCRI had the honor of joining the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the East Africa Community (EAC), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) at the United State Institute of Peace for a discussion of the inaugural State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report. This report focuses on […]

Policy Brief: Grave Violations: Children Affected by Armed Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In this Policy and Advocacy brief, policy analyst Victoria Walker examines the situation for children affected by armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including forcibly displaced children. The brief details violations perpetrated against children in the affected areas and provides recommendations to better protect them. Click here to read the full Policy & […]

A Glimpse at Camp Life in Cox’s Bazar: Examining Aid Response and Distilling Solutions

Seizing the attention and sympathy of the international community in 2017, Rohingya refugees, forced by genocidal military operations to leave their homeland, are one of the world’s largest stateless populations. About one million Rohingya refugees now live in a number of camps in in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, where their living conditions are in flux […]