At its 16th Annual New York Circle luncheon on October 23, 2018, Refugees International honored artist and humanitarian Ai Weiwei with its 2018 Exceptional Service Award for his continuous work and advocacy on behalf of refugees.
Under U.S. law, transit through another country before reaching the border of the United States is not a legitimate reason to bar someone from seeking asylum.
Internally displaced people have been left out of global agreements on refugees and migrants. It’s time to put that right.
We welcome this development, as the proposed agreement is contrary to U.S. law and international refugee law and risks trapping thousands of Central American children, women, and men in dangerous situations.
In an unusual letter to the State Department’s top acting lawyer, Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International, has urged officials of the Department’s office of the legal adviser to “cease their involvement in efforts to secure” a safe third country agreement with the government of Guatemala.
In Quito, Ecuador, Diálogo Diverso is working with pride to help LGBTQI+ Venezuelans who have fled their home country find shelter, food, and other resources. They work to “reach LGBTQI+ individuals where they are” in Ecuador.