Friends of Refugees

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Senate confirms new Assistant Secretary of State of Population, Refugees and Migration Anne C. Richard

Posted by Christopher Coen on April 5, 2012

On March 29 the US Senate confirmed the former IRC Vice President Anne C. Richard as the new Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). She will now be in charge of overseeing the State Department’s contracts with refugee resettlement contractors — for instance, the IRC. A notice at Human Rights First confirms the nomination:

On March 29, Anne C. Richard was confirmed by voice vote by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State of Populations, Refugees and Migration (PRM)…Ms. Richards was nominated by President Obama on November 4, 2011 and approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 6 weeks ago.

Ms. Richard has served as the Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) since 2004, and previously served as Director of the Office of Resources, Plans and Policy at the Department of State… Read more here

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