The U.S. Commitment to Refugee Protection and Assistance: A Humanitarian and Strategic Imperative

Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ellen R. Sauerbrey

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: International organizations; humanitarian assistatance; refugee protection

Type: Report


With millions of refugees in the world, no single country can go it alone. Since 1975, the United States has resettled more than 2.6 million refugees. We do refugee work not only because it is the right and moral thing to do, but also because it is in our international interest and the interest of national security to do so.