International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Unaccompanied Children: Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Unaccompanied girl from Central America with U.S. border agent
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The International Rescue Committee is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the southwestern borders of the United States. There is no doubt that many of the thousands of unaccompanied children now seeking refuge in the U.S. are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief.

The Latest


How We Help

The IRC is speaking out on behalf of the protection needs of the many thousands of unaccompanied children arriving in the recent surge of migrants to U.S. borders:  

October 23, 2014 | Blog
A new report shares what the IRC has learned about why children are fleeing Central America, what problems and needs they have upon arrival in the U.S., and what steps the U.S. government should take.

What We're Saying

Get commentary and updates from IRC experts and others on the unaccompanied children crisis in our #UAC Storify feature: