The purpose of United States foreign policy is to create a more secure, prosperous, and democratic world for the benefit of the United States, its citizens, and allies. In an increasingly interdependent and rapidly changing world, international events affect every American. Successful U.S. international leadership is essential to security at home, better jobs and a higher standard of living, a healthier environment, safe travel and conduct of business abroad.
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Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and genocide in the Rakhine State, a region on the western border of Burma.
For several years, China has been perpetrating mass human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslims and other religious minorities. The Chinese government has imposed surveillance tracking systems, detained as many as 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and coerced assimilation.
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Human Trafficking Resources
Interfaith Toolkit: This interfaith resource on human trafficking is intended to be a starting point for faith communities around the country as they seek to educate themselves and take action during Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January.
Passover and Modern Slavery: This Passover, take time to remember that slavery didn’t end in Egypt as many people around the world are victims of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.