Refugees International

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Refugees International

Mission: <a href="http://www.refugeesinternational.org" target="_blank"style="color:#c08434;"><b>Refugees International</a></b> generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for refugees and displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement. <br><br> Knowledgeable: Thirty-three million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and oppression. As a leading humanitarian advocacy voice, Refugees International goes to the field to meet with displaced and stateless people, non-governmental organizations and aid agencies to acquire the most up-to-date information available. <br><br> Powerful: Based on our findings, we recommend clear, actionable steps to policy-making institutions and governmental agencies urging them to respond more effectively to the needs of displaced people. <br><br> Independent: We say what needs to be said to those who need to hear it because we take no government or United Nations funding. <br><br> Effective: We speak for those who lack power and access. Our work increases resources and changes policies to improve conditions for refugees and displaced people. In this way, we leverage donations from individuals, foundations and corporations into hundreds of thousands of dollars of lifesaving assistance and protection. <br><br> For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.refugeesinternational.org" target="_blank"style="color:#c08434;"><b>www.refugeesinternational.org</a></b>

Stories by Refugees International

Picture these iconic refugee images—an African woman holding a child, gazing stoically into the camera against a backdrop of huts and tents in...
Julia Taft, who spent more than thirty years protecting refugees and directing responses to humanitarian emergencies, died on March 15th, 2008. Her...
Sudan’s brazen rejection of international rules and standards and the West’s feckless response continue to amaze me. Refugees...
We have entered a new year, and yet it seems as if things haven’t changed at all in terms of the way this administration views their...
January 9, 2008 is the third anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan...
Cyclone Sidr inflicted death and destruction on Bangladesh, but the damage was limited by well planned actions to protect people in the storm’s...
Refugees International Board member Michael Hawkins is currently on mission in Thailand focusing on the situation for Burmese refugees there and how...
We dove right into work just a few hours after arriving in South Africa (the jet lag is still with me five days later!), and it’s been one of...
One of the most disturbing aspects of protracted refugee situations—when people have been sitting in camps waiting for some resolution of their...
A few weeks ago in Liberia, I met with several women’s groups who told me about the new “rape law” which had come into force last...
America’s allies in Iraq must think that the U.S. is inefficient, ungrateful, or both. According to the State Department’s latest figures...
Gordon Brown has only been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a short while, but I am already a fan. He has begun to embrace an ambitious...
Recently peacekeeping program officer Mark Malan testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Africa, on the US Africa Command or AFRICOM. Mark voiced...
Omar al-Bashir, the President of Sudan, is famous for the “divide and conquer” strategy he uses to keep his opponents off guard. Now the...
It’s too early to cheer, but after months of delay and disappointment, the U.S. is beginning to admit more Iraqi refugees for resettlement here...

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