In FY 2007 PRM distributed refugee assistance funds to 48 NGO’s. The top six recipients were the International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps, American Refugee Committee, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), Catholic Relief Services and the International Catholic Migration Commission.
(by Glenn Kessler, Washington Post)
The federal agency responsible for helping refugees around the world either through assistance to international and non-governmental organizations or by admitting them to the United States will soon have a new leader with years of experience at the Department of State. Anne C. Richard was nominated by President Obama on November 4, 2011, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration and confirmed by the Senate on March 29, 2012.
With refugee crises unfolding on every inhabited continent, the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration has its work cut out for it. Bureau Director Eric P. Schwartz, who was confirmed June 19, 2009, has broad experience with humanitarian and refugee issues, especially as compared to his predecessor, Ellen Sauerbrey, whose experience in such matters was limited.