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1 Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Refugee Arrivals: A look forward Kelly Gauger, Deputy Director Office of Refugee Admissions Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Presentation at PA Consultation June 11, 2013

2 Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Key Points We will come very close to the 70,000 ceiling this year Strong arrivals of Iraqis, Burmese and Bhutanese will continue into In 2015, all three will drop. Security checks are still an issue, as is medical exam validity FY 2014 will look quite similar to FY 2013 PRM funding situation OK despite sequester

3 U.S. Refugee Admissions: FY 2013 Program Region FY 2013 Ceiling Arrivals As of 5/31 Primary populations Africa12,000 10,594 Somalis in Kenya and Ethiopia; Eritreans in Ethiopia, Congolese East Asia17,000 10,908 Burmese in Thailand and Malaysia Europe and Central Asia 2, Religious minorities from the former Soviet Union Latin America 5,000 2,742 Cubans (many) and Colombians (few) N. East/ S. Asia 31,000 20,660 Iraqis, Bhutanese in Nepal, Iranian religious minorities Unallocate d Reserve 3,000Available for use as needed for any region Total70,00045,389

4 U.S. Refugee Admissions: FY 2014 Program Region FY 2014 Ceiling Primary populations Africa? More Congolese out of RW and UG; more Somalis out of KE; Eritreans and others: little change East Asia? Fewer Burmese out of Thailand and about the same from Malaysia Europe and Central Asia ?Fewer Religious minorities from the former Soviet Union Latin America ?More Cubans and more Colombians N. East/ S. Asia ? Fewer Iraqis, about the same Bhutanese in Nepal, Iranian religious minorities. More Syrians Unallocated Reserve ?Available for use as needed for any region Total70,000

5 Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Overseas Processing Challenges Insecurity or poor access in processing locations (Syria, Kenya, Yemen, Eritrea) Possible role of resettlement in Syria crisis TB protocols (CDC) have shortened validity of medical exam Security checks

6 Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State 2013 Overseas Initiatives Rolling announcements for Burmese in Thailand Expanding resettlement of Congolese refugees Targeted funding to UNHCR to bolster capacity in Africa and maintain emergency transit centers Re-launch of P-3 program Expanding Colombian resettlement

7 Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State 2013 Overseas Initiatives, cont. Restoring Iraqi arrivals to FY09/10 levels Completion of LGBT training for all RSCs Pre-departure vaccinations in Thailand and Nepal (Dec) and Malaysia, Kenya and Ethiopia (by end of FY 2013) Finalizing PRM guidance to UNHCR and NGOs on standardization of referrals of cases with refugee minors ESL pilots phase II (Thailand, Nepal, Kenya)


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