As violence and tensions rise in Afghanistan between civilians and the Taliban, the U.S. aims to bring the situation into a light that will show the greatest areas of need for Afghani citizens and refugees.
This hearing involves testimonies that examine the efforts of the U.S. and international community at large to meet the nutrition and political safety needs of North Korean refugees who have fled to China.
Recommendations are made for which Iraqis deserve priority refugee or immigration status, with focus on the U.S. obligation to adequately assist Iraqi refugees who directly aided U.S. efforts in the Middle East.
Efforts by the United Nations and the U.S. government are evaluated in this hearing. Open discussion includes detailed brutalities faced by Americans and Iraqis in the process of Iraq building their new democracy.
Since the 1940's, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has displaced many people into the surrounding areas. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the situation and compile negotiation strategies that would work to bring Israelis and Palestinians together on a united front.
This hearing entails numerous testimonies about the experiences of African refugees to the U.S. in the early 2000's. The stories detail the progress in certain areas of conflict and the continued need for aid in others.
Testimonies in this hearing include perspectives on the Iraqi refugee situation and an evaluation of current U.S. efforts to assist Iraqi refugees and the next steps the United States should take as humanitarian needs and security concerns increase.
From an NGO perspective, Iraq exists in the midst of a growing humanitarian crisis that needs to be solved before much political progress can occur. Hearing testimonies show the rising concern and urgency for the U.S. to live up to its leading "moral obligation" and compensate the reluctant support from other countries.