As a matter of policy the United States does not accept unaccompanied child

As a matter of policy the united states does not

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As a matter of policy, the United States does not accept unaccompanied child referrals for resettlement in the United States from UNHCR unless BIDs have been conducted. Thus, U.S. practices generally encourage the increased use of the BID mechanism. 49. Given the strong importance the United States places on protecting children displaced by conflict, some funding is earmarked for child protection issues each year. In FY 2011, support explicitly included “strengthening capacity for Best Interest Determinations.” As described by UNHCR in the funding proposal to which these funds respond, the specific project focused on UNHCR’s effort “to maintain a higher standard of practice globally through the production of guidance materials.” Specifically, the proposal explained: (a) UNHCR’s Global Learning Centre (GLC) together with the Child Protection Unit (CPU) is developing an e-learning package on Best Interests Determination, which is based on tools developed through previously granted funding from the BPRM (Field Handbook for the Implementation of UNHCR’s Best Interest Determination Guidelines); (b) The Field Handbook explains that the GLC was developed as part of a joint project by UNHCR and the International Rescue Committee “made possible through the generous support of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.” 50. In FY 2012 the United States supported deployments of additional personnel to conduct BIDs. The United States specifically funded eight deployments. This includes six BID deployments already established in: (1) Maro, Chad; (2) Kampala, Uganda; (3) Jakarta, Indonesia; (4) Damak, Nepal; (5) Islamabad, Pakistan; and (6) Mae Sot, Thailand. In addition, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), which implements the deployments on UNHCR’s behalf, has just been approved by UNHCR for a deployment in Gore, Chad, for which ICMC is now in the process of recruiting staff. Establishment of the eighth position has not yet been finalized with UNHCR. Funds were also used to support a regional deployment to increase BID capacity in East Africa, where a large number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children have been identified. In FY 2011 the United States funded three BID specialists and five translators in Kenya. 51. In addition, in each of the three fiscal years, the United States funded activities in specific countries which included BID activities such as streamlining and capacity building 11
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CRC/C/OPAC/USA/Q/2/Add.1 of BID processes, and providing an e-learning package for BIDs. In FY 2012 the United States funded activities in Thailand, Sudan, Rwanda, and Chad; in FY 2011 in Ethiopia, Malaysia, and Chad; and in FY 2010 in Yemen, Nepal, Chad and Kenya. 12
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CRC/C/OPAC/USA/Q/2/Add.1 Annexes Annex 1 Military academy data FY2011 Officer Commissioning (RACE) USMA (Army) USNA (Navy and Marine Corp) USAFA (Air Force) TOTAL DoD USCAA (Coast Guard) DOD and Cost Guard Combined White 777 873 802 2,452 159 2,611 Black 53 28 52 133 9 142 American Indian or Alaska Native 13 7 11 31 0 31 Asian 87 25 82 194 5 199 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 3 2 5 1 6 Two or more 0
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