International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Unaccompanied Children: Humanitarian crisis at the border

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Some 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America crossed the United States border last summer, many fleeing violence and seeking reunion with a parent. There is no doubt that many are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief. The International Rescue Committee is working to raise awareness of the crisis and helping some of these young people restart their lives. 

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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:  

What We're Saying

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