Refugees

Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg serving food behind a table at the Thanksgiving dinner.

New Americans Celebrate an Old Tradition

Former refugees get a taste of the Thanksgiving Holiday

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Ugandan Flees After Being Outed, Finds Safe Place in America

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ORR Creates Safe Space for LGBT Refugees in the United States

ORR has established programs designed to ensure that LGBT refugees receive comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, and LGBT-friendly services and support.

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Ensuring the Well-Being of all Victims of Human Trafficking

ACF is strengthening the coordination of human trafficking victim services within HHS and across federal agencies.

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Congolese Refugees in Rwanda being treated by medical staff.

Rapid Health Assessment of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda

An ACF employee currently in Rwanda participating in a global health training program shares her experiences from inside refugee communities.

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Photo of Basma Alawee, an Iraqi refugee resettled in Florida.

After Years of Uncertainty, Hope and Brighter Future Provided to Refugee

Each year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement invites former refugees to share their stories at its National Consultation.  This year's "Transforming Hope into a Brighter Future" event featured Basma Alawee's journey to America.

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More ACF programs are using social media to promote services

Every month, more Administration for Children and Families programs are coming online and promoting their services on the Internet with social media tools. Have you subscribed or “friended” these pages yet?

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Refugee woman in a market selling her product.

Urban Refugees: Living in Cities, Connected to Camps

An ACF employee currently in Nairobi, Kenya, participating in a global health training program shares her experiences from inside refugee communities.

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Teens Playing Soccer in a Field in Texas

Giving Shelter to Children on the Run

The stories are heartbreaking. A 14-year-old boy crossed into the United States to avoid joining cartel gangs back home in El Salvador. A 15-year-old Guatemalan boy came to reunite with his parents.  And a 15-year-old Salvadoran girl just wanted to live free from violence. These teens are part of an unprecedented influx of children being referred to ACF's Office of Refugee Resettlement by the Department of Homeland Security.

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International Woman’s Day

On March 8, nations around the globe commemorate International Women’s Day with events and ceremonies.

This day spotlights women’s economic, political and social achievements. The United Nations proclaimed this year’s theme, “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty,” to focus on the important role rural women play to achieve food and nutrition security, generate income, and improve the livelihoods and well-being of their communities.

ACF’s programs have helped many women in both urban and rural settings lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

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