Refugees

People in crowd holding hands in air (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

U.S. helps Venezuelans in Colombia

A new $2.5 million initiative will help provide food and medical care to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled poverty, hunger and tyranny.
Many people in a crowd (© Jae C. Hong/AP Images)

The U.S. response to the global compact on migration

The United States and other countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary are opposing a U.N. proposal on migration. Read why the U.S. acted this way.
Large white ship with red crosses painted on it (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom)

U.S. hospital ship provides hope in the Americas

The United States sent the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, to Central and South America to help with the refugee crisis coming out of Venezuela.
Girls in shantytown walking over precarious bridge over creek (© Altaf Qadri/AP Images)

U.S. leads global effort to help Rohingya refugees

The refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, survived the first monsoon season thanks to the tireless work of global engineering and construction teams.

Pompeo: ‘We will continue to assist the world’s most vulnerable’

U.S. assistance reaches tens of millions of displaced and crisis-affected people worldwide. Learn more about how the U.S. helps those in need.
Nikki Haley speaking at microphones (© Mary Altaffer/AP Images)

U.S. ends support for ‘flawed’ U.N. Palestinian refugee agency

The U.S. will no longer contribute to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees that it calls "irredeemably flawed." It will instead look for other ways to help the refugees, especially children.
Ahmad Ashkar leaning on a table, with Falafel Inc. logo painted on the wall behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Selling falafel, helping refugees

Ahmad Ashkar sells falafel. He makes money and feeds refugees at the same time. It's a new business model, and it's working.
Line of people standing next to a building (© A.M. Ahad/AP Images)

United States leads world in humanitarian aid [infographic]

When wars, earthquakes, famine and other disasters strike and leave millions suffering, the United States is always the most generous country to respond with help.
Group of students standing behind robot (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. hosts Syrian robotics team

Living in a refugee camp didn't hold back these five promising teenagers from building a robot and qualifying for a world-renowned robotics competition.