Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally

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Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
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Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S. and Globally
Aug 6, 2019

Update--Help Refugees at Risk in the U.S.

When families or separated children are released from detention, they need immediate assistance and resources to arrive to their destination, address basic needs, and receive critical referrals for social and legal services. IRC’s response offers a range of emergency services including needs assessment, temporary shelter, and transportation assistance, emergency medical services, access to phones and computers, food and cash assistance, referrals for services in destination location, know your rights and basic guidance, and mental health screenings.

For nearly five years, the IRC has worked with unaccompanied children from Central America seeking asylum in the United States. Prior to the new policy, unaccompanied children were not forcibly separated from their parents, but rather had come to the U.S. to seek protection on their own, often with the intention of reuniting with other family members residing in the U.S. Many of these unaccompanied children who had traveled alone were older children or teens.

Now, the population of unaccompanied children in U.S. custody includes thousands of children, including many babies and toddlers, who were taken from their parents at the border.

The IRC oversees post-release services for unaccompanied children, which includes:

  • connecting them to legal providers to help with their asylum claim;
  • providing unaccompanied children and sponsors basic orientation on their rights before referring them to legal services organizations who can directly work on their case;
  • conducting home visits on foster parents to ensure that the home is safe for minors;
  • training, information sharing and guiding of sponsors of unaccompanied children around issues ranging from education, legal assistance, and child welfare laws. 

Your donations to this effort will help us respond quickly and efficiently to families as they are released from detention.

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