Resettlement Support Center Turkey and Middle East
As a resettlement partner of the United States' Government in the Middle East since the 1960's, ICMC operates the Resettlement Support Center for Turkey and Middle East (RSC TuME). Through its main office in Istanbul and its sub-office in Beirut, ICMC processes the applications of refugees referred by UNHCR for resettlement to the United States, within the framework of the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
If a refugee application is approved by the US Government, the RSC provides assistance to complete the additional requirements for admission into the USA. The RSC is responsible for all USRAP's applicants in Turkey and Lebanon. It also provides a range of other services linked with resettlement, including medical examinations and cultural orientation classes for both adults and children. Cultural orientation is aimed at informing the refugees about American society and bureaucracy as well as facilitating their integration within the new community.
With nearly 100 staff members and more than 7,000 refugees resettled every year, the Resettlement Support Center for Turkey and Middle East is one of the biggest refugee resettlement centers in the world.