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Helping the people of Burma

The U.S. is donating $50 million to support Burmese people displaced by violence while also continuing to fight COVID-19 in Southeast Asia.
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Giving young refugees a voice in the U.S.

Ahmed Badr, a refugee from Baghdad, created a nongovernmental organization in the U.S. to help other displaced young people express themselves.
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U.S. supports inclusion on World Refugee Day [video]

The U.S. is offering hope and safe haven to refugees fleeing persecution. Greater inclusion can help refugees heal and learn.
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Refugees bring valuable language skills

Many refugees are highly skilled but struggle to find work. Now, an online language teaching service taps into their talents and helps them earn incomes.
Left: Book cover with Statue of Liberty (Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf). Right: Portrait of Roya Hakakian (© Masih Alinejad)

A beginner’s guide to America

Roya Hakakian, a human rights activist, poet, author and naturalized U.S. citizen, shares memories of adjusting to life in America.
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U.S. increases support for displaced Syrians

The U.S. is providing additional humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people. Learn how this aid will help displaced Syrians.
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Advancing America’s long tradition of welcoming refugees

The United States is expanding its refugee assistance program. Learn how President Biden is advancing America's tradition of accepting those in need.
Joe Biden at lectern with Kamala Harris and Antony Blinken standing behind him by flags (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Biden: We will solve global challenges together

In remarks at the State Department, President Biden vows to strengthen U.S. engagement with allies and partners to better tackle pressing global challenges.
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Celebrating 20 years of refugee assistance [video]

Through the Julia Taft Fund, the U.S. Department of State has awarded nearly 800 grants to countries around the world to help refugees.