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US Committed to Protect and Assist Asylum-Seekers Globally

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Today, the United States recognizes more than 214 million migrants globally today as the world commemorates
International Migrants Day 2012.

In a press statement in Washington DC, Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland Department says more than three percent of the world's population is comprised of migrants.

She says the United States' overarching migration mission is to protect and assist asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants, and to advance effective and humane international migration policies, in order to enhance stability and security and promote human rights.

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Overcrowded train transferring refugees during the partition of India, 1947. This was considered to be the largest migration in human history. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
"Our work through multilateral institutions, including the International Organization for Migration, and bilateral partnerships promotes international practices that respect the dignity and human rights of all migrants." - Ms. Nuland

She adds that aside from engaging in multilateral policy forums, the US plays a critical role in assisting the world's most vulnerable migrants who have been affected by humanitarian crises.

The United States is proud to support the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the many other organizations that work on behalf of refugees worldwide.

In December 2011, the United States announced an initial contribution of $125 million toward the 2012 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This year's initial contribution funded through the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will support UNHCR efforts worldwide. This funding includes support for refugee returns to countries such as Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo; local integration and resettlement; and protection and life-saving assistance.

U.S. funding supports the provision of water, shelter, food, healthcare, and education to refugees, internally displaced persons, and other persons under UNHCR's care and protection in countries such as Iraq, Yemen, Nepal, Pakistan, Georgia, South Sudan, Chad, and Kenya. The contribution will support UNHCR's Annual and Supplementary Program activities listed below:

In 2011, the United States ultimately contributed more than $690 million to UNHCR through multiple tranches, a figure which included funding for on-going operations as well as special appeals for emergencies. We continue to salute the vital work of UNHCR, its many NGO partners, and refugee-hosting countries in providing protection to displaced populations around the world.

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