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Resettlement support


Through our Resettlement Support Center based in Malaysia and Thailand, the International Rescue Committee assists thousands of refugees who departed from camps and cities in East Asia to enter the United States and build new lives with help from the IRC and sister resettlement agencies.


The Resettlement Support Center helps refugees complete applications for consideration by U.S. officials and also gathers information for organizations in the U.S. that offer sponsorship to those granted admission.

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Who does the Resettlement Support Center assist?

The Resettlement Support Center assists asylum seekers in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia. The center in Bangkok also assists refugees in Thailand.

What does the Resettlement Support Center do?

The center educates asylum seekers and refugees about the possibility of resettlement to the U.S. The center helps refugees prepare paperwork; it facilitates interviews with U.S government officials, and, once refugees are accepted for resettlement, schedule medical screening. It also provides cultural orientation classes.

Learn more about asylum, refugees and resettlement.

How is the Resettlement Support Center Funded?

The activities of the center are funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

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