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U.S. Resettlement Partners

A refugee from Myanmar now helps resettle other new arrivals in the U.S. state of Oklahoma

Resettlement is a coordinated activity undertaken in partnership with UNHCR, U.S. government agencies, NGOs and other actors. It includes a variety of specific actions, from the identification of refugees in need of resettlement in the field to screening, processing and reception and integration of the refugees in the United States. Below is a list of partner agencies and organizations.

National and State Government Partners

The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world through repatriation, local integration and resettlement in the United States. PRM also promotes the United States' population and migration policies.

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR),
Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to maximize their potential in the United States. Its programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

Non-Governmental Partners and Refugee Advocacy Organizations

Refugee Council USA (RCUSA)
Refugee Council USA is a coalition of organizations committed to welcoming and protecting refugees.

InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations.

Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange
The Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) is a technical assistance program designed to support and strengthen the linkages between pre-departure and post-arrival cultural orientation programs for refugees on their journey to resettle in the United States.

Resettlement Agencies

Intergovernmental Partners

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.