Photo: Iraqi refugees waiting for interviews (BBC News)
REFUGEE GROUPS IN NEED OF PROTECTION
World Relief met with Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey in late March to discuss her recent trip to and
The UNHCR will host a conference on Iraqi refugees from April 17th to April 18th and a high-level delegation from the lead by Under Secretary Paula Dobriansky will be attending the conference to discuss with other countries the urgent need for protection of Iraqi refugees. While resettlement is an urgent protection tool for a small segment of the overall Iraqi refugee population, there needs to be immediate discussion as to how the international community can help host countries cope with such large refugee populations while maintaining first asylum protection.
What can you do?
1) Engage your church in helping to resettle the Iraqi refugees who will be arriving later this year!
2) Write letters to your Representative asking for increased resettlement for Iraqi refugees to the 3) Continue to keep World Relief informed of refugee groups in need of protection.
Refugee and Immigration Program