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ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration is an international non-profit organization devoted to capacity-building and advocacy on behalf of the world's most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, including those fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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May, 2016

International Humanitarian Org Releases First-of-its-Kind Glossary of Terminology for LGBT Individuals

International Humanitarian Org Releases First-of-its-Kind Glossary of Terminology for LGBT Individuals
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 17, 2016 – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM), a leading international non-profit organization devoted to advocating on behalf of the world's most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, has released a first-of-its-kind glossary of terminology to assist humanitarian professionals to communicate with people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. 
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ORAM - Organization for Refugee, Asylum & Migration Launches New Website

ORAM - Organization for Refugee, Asylum & Migration Launches New Website
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 20, 2016 – Today, ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration, a leading international non-profit organization devoted to advocating on behalf of the world's most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, including sexual and gender minorities, launched its new website at oramrefugee.org.
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April, 2016

ORAM Statement on European Union - Turkey Asylum Deal

ORAM Statement on European Union - Turkey Asylum Deal
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 22, 2016 -- Over the weekend, the European Union (EU) and Turkey reached a deal, in which Turkey has agreed to accept all asylum seekers landing in Greece in exchange for monetary compensation. In exchange, it will be easier for Turkish citizens to receive a European visa, and the EU will more highly consider Turkey's entrance into the EU. However, many oppose the move since Turkey has not fully agreed to the Geneva Convention, which protects refugees and asylum seekers and gives them basic rights based on a set of criteria.
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February, 2016

Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration Reaction to the State of the Union Address

Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration Reaction to the State of the Union Address
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - January 12, 2016– As President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address, the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) - an international non-profit organization devoted to advocating on behalf of the world's most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, including those fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity - released the following statement calling on the United States government to fulfill the President's promise to create safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) endangered around the world.
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January, 2016

Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration Statement on News Report ISIS Executes 15 Year-Old Gay Teen

Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration Statement on News Report ISIS Executes 15 Year-Old Gay Teen
San Francisco, CA – Over the New Year's holiday weekend, ARA News, an independent Syrian media outlet, reported that ISIS had executed a15 year-old teen boy on charges of homosexuality by throwing him from the top of a building in central Deir ez-Zor.
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December, 2015

Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration: 'U.S. Can't Turn its Back on Vulnerable Refugee Populations'

Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration: 'U.S. Can't Turn its Back on Vulnerable Refugee Populations'
ANKARA, TURKEY - November 17, 2015 – Releasing a statement today from a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sponsored training in Ankara, Turkey, Neil Grungras, Executive Director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration (ORAM), called on the U.S. government not to turn its back on the most vulnerable and most faithful of Syrian refugees.
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October, 2015

CNN Opinion: 'U.S. Must Welcome Syria's Oppressed LGBTI Refugees'

CNN Opinion:  'U.S. Must Welcome Syria's Oppressed LGBTI Refugees'
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 2, 2015 - Neil Grungras, Executive Director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration (ORAM), authored a guest CNN Opinion piece, "U.S. Must Welcome Syria's Oppressed LGBTI Refugees ", calling on "the U.S. State Department and President Obama to reserve 500 slots for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees in 2016."
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ORAM Applauds President Obama's Action To Help Syrian Refugees

ORAM Applauds President Obama's Action To Help Syrian Refugees
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 11, 2015 - Neil Grungras, Executive Director of ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration, applauded the Obama administration for yesterday's announcement that the United States will embrace 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016.
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ORAM Launches Petition Calling on U.S. Government to Safeguard 500 Slots for LGBTI Refugees

ORAM Launches Petition Calling on U.S. Government to Safeguard 500 Slots for LGBTI Refugees
San Francisco, CA - September 28, 2015 – Days before the October 1st start of the 2016 Fiscal Year where President Barack Obama recently announced the United States would hold 10,000 additional spaces for Syrian refugees, the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) today launched a petition urging the U.S. government to safeguard 500 of those 10,000 slots for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) refugees.
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