Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. Refugees International is an independent organization, and do not accept any government or UN funding.
Displacement crises left unattended threaten stability around the world. There are 59.5 million refugees and internally displaced people and 10 million stateless people living in limbo without citizenship rights. People forced from their homes by conflict are among the world’s most vulnerable and they all have individual stories of loss, heartache, and survival.
Timely responses to displacement crises can increase stability in a region before the conflict spreads across borders. Due to Refugees International’s efforts, displaced people receive food, medicine, and education; families return home; peacekeepers are sent to protect displaced people from harm; and stateless people obtain legal status.
Refugees International recognizes that short and long term displacement has lasting, negative impacts on women, particularly given the tendency towards increases in sexual and gender-based violence during times of displacement. Refugees International works with stateless, internally-displaced, and refugee women to provide comprehensive humanitarian aid that guarantees women access to basic rights of food, water, shelter, education, and safety that meets the unique needs of women and girls. Refugees International also advocates for improved protection and prevention mechanisms for violence against women and girls, particularly within camp settings.