Author: Hmengiste

ECDC to Welcome First Refugee Families to New Houston Branch Office

by on July 16, 2024

Arlington, Va. (July 16, 2024) – ECDC is pleased to announce that it will be welcoming its first refugee families to the new ECDC-Houston Multicultural Center (ECDC-HMC) today and tomorrow (July 16th and 17th). This milestone marks a significant step forward in our commitment to providing essential support to refugees and immigrants in Houston.

ECDC highlights the importance of inclusive data collection for refugees

by on July 11, 2024

Arlington, Va. (July 11) – As we observe World Population Day today, the global community is reminded of the theme “Leave No One Behind, Count Everyone.” This year’s focus on inclusive data collection highlights the necessity of ensuring every individual is represented in population counts, regardless of their background, nationality, geography, or socioeconomic standing.

ECDC will be Commemorating World Refugee Day with Hope away from Home Theme

by on June 18, 2024

Arlington, Va. – This week, ECDC proudly joins the global community in commemorating World Refugee Day, which is dedicated to recognizing the resilience and courage of refugees worldwide. This year’s theme, Hope away from Home, resonates deeply with our mission to provide refugees and displaced persons with the support and resources they need to rebuild their lives.

ECDC Conference 2024: Federal Leaders on Enhancing U.S. Refugee Programs

by on May 24, 2024

Arlington, Va. – ECDC’s 27th Annual National Conference, entitled Global Refugee Crises: Enhancing Protection and Durable Solutions, has been successfully concluded. The two-day conference, commenced on May 21 with an opening plenary featuring Jeremy Konyndyk, President of Refugees International, moderated by Nick Schifrin, PBS NewsHour Correspondent.

Celebrating Our Diversity: Welcoming Newcomers

by on May 7, 2024

Arlington, VA- (May 7, 2024)- ECDC is proud to announce “Celebrating Our Diversity: Welcoming Newcomers”- a celebration of cultural contributions of immigrants and refugees to the American Society. President & CEO, Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D. said, “this is an event aimed at honoring the rich tapestry of cultural diversity that enriches our nation. This is a celebration of our unity in diversity.” 


by on April 15, 2024

Arlington, VA, — On Friday, the Biden Administration announced that it will extend and redesignate temporary protected status (TPS) for Ethiopia for an additional 18 months, from June 13, 2024, to December 12, 2025. The redesignation allows eligible Ethiopian nationals residing in the United States as of April 11, 2024 to apply for TPS. The redesignation and extension also includes a Special Student Relief notice.