U.S. resettlement delegation visits Macedonia
Kay Bellor, director of resettlement for the International Rescue Committee, is spending this week in Macedonia collaborating with colleagues from the State Department and the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work out details for locating and processing the refugees from Kosovo who will be coming to the U.S.
Ms. Bellor is serving on the delegation as the representative of InterAction’s Committee on Migration and Refugee Affairs, which includes the IRC and nine other U.S. resettlement agencies that serve refugees coming to the U.S. She has extensive experience in resettlement work. InterAction is a Washington-based coalition of humanitarian organizations that work around the world.
In the late 80’s and early 90’s, she was deputy representative of the Joint Voluntary Agency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she was responsible for processing Vietnamese refugees who had qualified for admission to the U.S. As director of resettlement, she oversees the 16 IRC offices that last year resettled some 9,500 refugees in the U.S.