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Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

Top: Afghan refugee boy; Middle: UNHCR worker; Bottom: Somali girl [State Dept. Photos]What is the Bureau’s role?

The State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States. PRM is also advancing the United States' population and migration policies.

Who is a refugee?

A refugee is a person who has been forced from his home and crossed an international border for safety. He or she must have a well-founded fear of persecution in his/her native country, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

How does the Bureau deliver assistance?

Assistance is given chiefly through the multilateral system in order to deliver aid with greater effectiveness and more cost-efficiency. Our major partners include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA).








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 2009 Funding Opportunities

Date: 12/01/2008 Location: State Dept. Image Description: State Dept. JPO/AE Image State Dept PhotoJunior Professional Officer and Associate Expert Program

Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2009 Report to the Congress

FY2009 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs benefiting refugees in Chad, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic (CAR)  Proposal submission deadline: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. (EST).

FY2009 PRM Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs in Shimelba Camp, Ethiopia Benefiting Refugees, Beginning April 1, 2009 - May 1, 2009  Deadline: Wednesday February 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. (EST). 

FY 2009 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Programs Assisting Recently Returned Refugees in Afghanistan
Deadline:  January 22, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

FY 2009 PRM Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO and IO Protection and Assistance Programs for Sri Lankan Refugees in India Deadline: Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Fraud in Africa Priority Three (P-3) Program  Fact Sheet

Providing humanitarian assistance worldwide, the Bureau funds international organizations and, to a lesser extent, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). See the Bureau’s FY08 Summary of Major Activities.

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