International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Unaccompanied Children: Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

A child looks out of the window of a bus as it arrives to San Pedro Sula, Hondur
Photo: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images

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 minors now seeking refuge in the U.S. are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief.

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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: