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State Letter #04-05

2004 National Refugee Program Consultation

Published: March 9, 2004
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State Letter
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consultation

TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS
NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

FROM: Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

SUBJECT: 2004 National Refugee Program Consultation

The Office of Refugee Resettlement will conduct its 2004 National Refugee Program Consultation from mid-morning on Wednesday, June 23 to mid-afternoon on Friday, June 25 at the Washington Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road  (near Connecticut Avenue) in Washington, DC.  All participants in the Refugee Program are encouraged to attend, and specific invitations will not be necessary.  A formal notice and agenda, together with registration details, will be provided within the next few weeks.

As usual the agenda, which is now being developed, will cover a broad range of ORR activities.  Highlights will include, among others, sessions on refugee arrivals including Hmong and Bantu and the international refugee scene, 2004 Refugee Program funding, the ORR Health and Rural Initiatives, refugee community development, and the programs on Matching Grants, Microenterprise, and Independent Development Accounts.  As before, there will be tracks dedicated to the ORR programs for Unaccompanied Alien Children and Trafficking in Persons.

I hope you will mark you calendars and begin your planning to attend this important meeting.

Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement