Not everyone understands what it means to be a refugee, what it means to resettle to the United States, or what happens next. Here’s how you can help answer these questions.
The Global Compact on Refugees is designed to promote responsibility-sharing among host countries and communities to better support refugees. Here’s how it works.
Tropical Cyclone Yasa was the second-strongest cyclone on record to make landfall in Fiji. Here’s what is at stake and what must be done.
In support of a challenge to the Remain in Mexico program in California federal court, Refugees International and Yael Schacher, with attorneys from Sidley Austin LLP, submitted a brief describing why the Refugee Act forbids the program.
Flooding throughout Africa’s Sahel region has exacerbated humanitarian crises in Sudan and South Sudan, two countries undergoing political transition while battling food insecurity, armed conflict, and COVID-19.
Amid the race to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, the world must not leave refugees and other forcibly displaced people behind.
The worst locust outbreak to hit East Africa in decades is affecting more than 1.2 million hectares of crops in a region where 20 million people already face food insecurity. The international community must respond immediately.
At the close of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, Francisca Vigaud-Walsh writes that women’s bodies are often a battleground in conflict zones, and humanitarian aid areas must be a place for healing their wounds. Programs such as the U.S. initiative “Safe From the Start” are essential tools in the addressing the impacts of violence against woman and girls in conflicts.
Responding to the current global refugee crisis, the UN General Assembly in September 2016 convened a special meeting to examine the effectiveness of the international community’s response to mass movements of people. That meeting lead to two important outcomes, with the third – the Global Compact on Migration – still pending. Jeff Crisp argues that the formulation of a Global Compact represents an invaluable opportunity to reassess, revise and reinvigorate the international community’s efforts to protect and find solutions for the world’s refugees.
Izza Leghtas, RI Senior Advocate for Europe, is currently on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where more than 500 asylum-seekers and migrants have arrived in recent days from Libya. Learn more in our latest video dispatch.