PRM Year in Review - 2016 (text version of infographic)

December 21, 2016


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U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
2016 Year in Review

In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) contributed more than $3.4 billion to humanitarian efforts globally, the majority of which went to overseas humanitarian assistance and refugee resettlement.


PRM spent nearly $545 million to provide new beginnings to the world's most vulnerable refugees.


More than $2.8 billion of PRM funding was devoted to humanitarian assistance overseas.

The United States has welcomed more than 3.3 million refugees for resettlement since 1975.

That's more than ten times the population of Pittsburgh!

What kind of help does our funding provide?

Shelter and Education

Our funding supports education programs to ensure that displaced and refugee children are able to learn, and helps provide much-needed shelter for those who have fled their homes.

Food and Water

Thanks to U.S. assistance, millions of refugees and displaced people receive life-saving food and clean water.


The United States is a leader in protecting the rights of refugees and displaced people overseas, and in seeking to protect refugees from physical harm.


The U.S. has always been a world leader in the resettlement of refugees. The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program gives the world's most vulnerable refugees a safe new beginning, far from violence and persecution.

Where does our assistance go?

These five organizations received the majority of PRM's overseas humanitarian assistance, providing life-saving care and services for vulnerable people around the world.

UNHCR: $1.5 billion

UNICEF: $175 million

UNRWA: $359 million

ICRC: $419 million

IOM: $103 million

Did you know? The United States is the world’s single largest donor to UNHCR, UNRWA, ICRC, and IOM.

Where did we provide support?

Funding for overseas humanitarian assistance covered six geographical regions across the globe; nearly 80% of all assistance was focused in three areas.

Near East: More than $1.3 billion. This includes assistance to refugees and internally displaced people in Syria and Iraq, among other areas.

Africa: More than $776 million. Humanitarian aid to vulnerable people in Africa represented over one quarter of all PRM assistance.

South Asia: More than $124 million. Assistance to millions of vulnerable refugees, stateless persons, and internally displaced people in nations such as Afghanistan and Pakistan was our third most significant.