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Where We Work

Where does the Bureau work?

Most of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration staff work in Washington, DC, though there are ten refugee coordinators located around the world, located at U.S. embassies in Accra, Addis Ababa, Amman, Baghdad, Bangkok, Belgrade, Bogota, Cairo, Havana, Kabul, Kampala, Kathmandu, Moscow, Nairobi, and Ndjamena. We also have employees covering relations with UN Missions in Geneva, where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is based, and with the European Union in Brussels.

Which populations need help? Where are the Bureau’s programs?

   
Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Since the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, subsequent civil wars, and general insecurity, an estimated six million plus Afghans have fled the country. The vast majority sought refuge in neighboring Pakistan and Iran. Several million have returned in the last seven years, but the flow has slowed down in the past two years. More

   

Africa

The refugee situation across the continent is complex and dynamic. Almost all African countries host refugees; many generate them as well. In a number of cases they are both host and generator. There is broad Bureau involvement across thecontinent; there is not a refugee/conflict victim humanitarian situation with which we are not involved given our mandate. More

Africa
   
Balkans

The Balkans

The Bureau works with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), non-governmental organizations, and other international organizations to provide assistance to the 500,000 displaced persons living in the Balkans. More

 

The Caribbean

The Bureau works with several humanitarian assistance organizations, and with other relevant Department of State and United States Government offices to provide solutions for those individuals who are in need of protection throughout the Caribbean, especially those in vulnerable situations -- such as women, children and migrants found at sea in dangerous circumstances. More

The Caribbean
  
The Caucasus

The Caucasus

The Bureau works with many organizations to provide assistance to the approximately 1,000,000 displaced persons living in the Caucasus. The Bureau's most recent funding opportunities occurred in Russia, although funding could be expanded to Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in 2008. More

     

Colombia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that there are approximately 50,000 recognized refugees and asylum-seekers from conflicts in Colombia and in the Andean and lower Central American regions. More

Colombia
   

Iraq

Since the Samara Mosque bombing in February, 2006, and the subsequent rise in sectarian violence, more than four million Iraqis have been displaced. More

  

Northeast and South Asia

The Bureau programmed approximately $29.3 million in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Mongolia, Korea. More

Northeast and South Asia
   

Palestinians

Palestinians

The Bureau works with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to meet the basic education, health, relief, and social service needs of 4.5 million Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. More

  

Southeast Asia

In fiscal year 2007 (from October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007), the Bureau supported assistance programs in Thailand, Malaysia, and Bangladesh. We also monitor refugee, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and statelessness issues throughout Southeast Asia. More

Southeast Asia

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