International Day of Education: From Refugees to Cultural Navigators

Education is a critical human right that displaced people are far too often denied. Education provides students not just with knowledge, but also with interpersonal skills, confidence, and stability, all of which put them on a path to create a bright future for themselves and their communities. Yet, more than half of all displaced children […]

International Volunteer Day 2023 “If Everyone Did”

International Volunteer Day is an annual celebration of volunteers worldwide. This year’s theme is “If Everyone Did”, where we are invited to imagine the power of 8 billion volunteers working together to foster inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable communities.  This year, we want to highlight two incredible volunteers from our Raleigh, North Carolina office, Marci Curtis […]

USCRI Announces Donation from the Latter-Day Saints Charities

MEDIA ADVISORY  June 7, 2021 Arlington, VA—The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) once again is pleased to announce the gift of $678,000 from the Latter-Day Saint Charities (LDSC). This donation ($474,600 in cash and $203,400 of in-kind commodities) will help USCRI provide newly settled refugees with the critical assistance they need to begin […]

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) expresses its solidarity with our global community in their efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This kind of pervasive and far-reaching global event reminds us all that we share one planet and our lives are inextricably linked together in an unbroken chain of […]

Understanding Migration: Mixed Migration

In an earlier brief, we discussed the common pushpull model of migration. To recap, push factors and pull factors are approximations—part of a cognitive model of how migration operates—to describe the reasons that individuals might emigrate (push factors) and the reasons why individuals might settle in a particular location (pull factors). However, the push-pull model […]

World Refugee Day 2020 In the Time of COVID-19

Message from USCRI President and CEO Eskinder Negash This year’s celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20th takes place during a global health pandemic and civil unrest in many parts of the world, including the U.S. Yet, we cannot turn our attention away from the over 70 million displaced people worldwide–26 million of whom are […]