Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, February 26, 2019 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the February 26, 2019 hearing titled "Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers," held before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Karen Bass: "The world is experiencing what many experts say is an unprecedented humanitarian and displacement crisis. I am sure many of us have seen images flash across our TV screen that include massive numbers of citizens displaced from Syria, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen and others. But we also have to acknowledge that this is also happening right here on our own doorstep. [...] While there are many more cases, including people displaced from Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, and South Sudan, the situations I have referenced highlight that there are numerous root causes for why people are forced to leave. This is why it is critical for the United States to continue to support the State Department and USAID [United States Agency for International Development], given that their programs are often aimed at investing in women, girls, and youth. It is better to address the root causes for why people have to leave their countries." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Raul Ruiz, Annigje Ruwalda, Ryan Mace, Eric Schwartz.
Serial No. 116-5
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