Assimilation of Refugees

Archive Report

Size and Scope of the Refugee Problem

Hopes for final solution of the difficult problems posed by Europe's so-called hard core of 350,000 unassimilated refugees were raised perceptibly, the first week in October, when the United States threw its support behind a five-year, $36 million assimilation and resettlement program advanced by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Ade M. Johnson, member of the U. S. delegation to the General Assembly, told the Social and Humanitarian Committee on Oct. 4 that this country had contributed more than $3 billion, directly or through international agencies, to assist refugees. However, the United States has not been a contributor to earlier refugee-aid programs of the U.N. High Commissioner. Johnson's announcement that the administration would seek an appropriation from ...

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