Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will be interviewed by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, June 18 to discuss "Refugee Assistance, the Human Face of Foreign Policy" in recognition of World Refugee Day, which is on June 20. The conversation will highlight refugee assistance, U.S. refugee assistance policies, and the concept of humanitarian diplomacy. The discussion will be made available for on-demand viewing on YouTube and www.state.gov.
You are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the taping. Submit your questions below on DipNote and join the ongoing discussion via Twitter using the hashtag #RefugeeDay2013. Please submit questions via DipNote and Twitter as soon as possible for consideration.
The mission of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is to provide protection, ease suffering, and resolve the plight of persecuted and uprooted people around the world on behalf of the American people by providing life-sustaining assistance, working through multilateral systems to build global partnerships, promoting best practices in humanitarian response, and ensuring that humanitarian principles are thoroughly integrated into U.S. foreign and national security policy.
About the Author: Rainy Young serves as Director of Public Liaison at the U.S. Department of State.