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Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration

Definition/Scope: The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is one of the State Department’s "functional," as opposed to "geographic" bureaus. This indicates a Bureau that focuses on a particular issue wherever it arises around the world. Their focus is refugees, other migrants, and conflict victims with the goal to protect these people, who are often living in quite dangerous conditions. Their primary mission is to provide protection, life-sustaining relief, and durable solutions for refugees and conflict victims, working through the multilateral humanitarian system to achieve the best results for refugees and conflict victims on behalf of the American taxpayer. The Bureau has primary responsibility within the U.S. government for formulating policies on population, refugees, and migration, and for administering U.S. refugee assistance and admissions programs.



Broader Terms:

Department of State
State Department
Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs

Narrower Terms:

policy plans
stateless person

Related Terms:

Department of Homeland Security
humanitarian assistance coordination center

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