NGOs Oppose U.S. Plans to Fund Mexico for Deportations of Non-Mexican Migrants & Bilateral Negotiations around a Safe Third Country Agreement, Urge Governments to Abandon Plans

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The undersigned immigrant rights, refugee rights, humanitarian, human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, and faith-based organizations from Mexico and the United States strongly oppose a reported plan from the United States to fund the Mexican government for the deportations of non-Mexicans from Mexico to their home countries, as well as ongoing bilateral negotiations between the United States and Mexico around a safe third country agreement. 

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U.S. Humanitarian and Development Organizations Urge Trump Administration To Restore Funding for Programs for Vulnerable Palestinians

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Washington, D.C. — As a group of US-based humanitarian and development NGOs, we are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to stop funding programs that meet the basic needs of Palestinians at a time of acute suffering brought on by years of conflict and isolation.

Women’s Refugee Commission Condemns the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Proposed Regulations to the Flores Settlement

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) condemned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) proposed regulations to the Flores Settlement.

Women’s Refugee Commission Marks World Humanitarian Day with Call for Gender Equality Across Humanitarian Action

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New York, NY — Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, Women’s Refugee Commission Executive Director Sarah Costa issued the following statement:

Women’s Refugee Commission's Statement Regarding Appointment of Michelle Bachelet as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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New York, NY — Today, following the confirmation by the U.N. General Assembly of Michelle Bachelet as the new high commissioner for human rights, Women’s Refugee Commission Executive Director Sarah Costa issued the following statement:

Women’s Refugee Commission Condemns Administration for Second Missed Deadline to Reunify Migrant Families

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Washington, D.C. — The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) today condemned the Trump administration’s failure to meet the second court-mandated deadline for family reunification. Reports have indicated that hundreds of separated parents and children still have not been reunified after having been separated for weeks or months.

Music Legends Unite to Stand with Families at U.S. Border

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New York, NY — As part of its ongoing work to end the Trump administration’s family separation policies and attempts to detain families seeking safety at the U.S. border, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) today announced a fall concert series that will bring together music legends for a five-city tour in support of families targeted by the Trump administration. “The Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families,” will take place from October 23–28, 2018 across five U.S. cities.

At High-Level Summit, WRC Executive Director Underscores Vital Importance of Including Women and Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Response

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LONDON — The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) Executive Director Sarah Costa today highlighted the critical importance of including refugee women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian action during the first-ever Global Disability Summit, hosted by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA).

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United Nations Agencies and Civil Society Organizations Call for the Repeal of Gender-Discriminatory Nationality Laws

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New York, NY -- On the margins of the UN High-Level Political Forum, UN Women, UNICEF, UNHCR, and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights (which is housed by WRC) joined the Permanent Mission of Tunisia and the Office of the Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States to the United Nations at a side event, calling for the urgent repeal of gender-discriminatory nationality laws.

Women’s Refugee Commission's Statement Regarding Finalization of Text for the First-Ever Global Compact on Migration

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New York — Today, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) responded to the finalization of the text of the first-ever United Nations (UN) Global Compact on Migration. The Global Compact on Migration is the first intergovernmental agreement that seeks to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.