Drawing on its decades of experience responding to crises in over 40 countries worldwide and resettling refugees in 25 cities across the U.S., in this brief the International Rescue Committee recommends nine actions for the Biden-Harris Administration to take in its first year.

With these nine actions, President Biden can reset U.S. engagement abroad, reverse devastating trends impacting the world’s most vulnerable, and galvanize global action to save lives and restore stability in some of the world’s most volatile regions. In doing so, President Biden can re-establish the U.S. as a global problem-solver, in its own as well as others’ interests.